Bus: 9, 73(773) 862-787741.915827 -87.669543 1645 W Cortland St (between Marshfield Ave and Paulina St) Bucktown, Chicago
Mon–Thu 5pm–2am; Fri and Sun 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3amAverage cocktail: $5
Yes, there’s a garage door at this neighborhood watering hole, but don’t go expecting mechanic-types and their rockabilly ladies. The local crowd filling the long wooden bar and small tables lined along brick walls doesn’t carve out an obvious identity for the place, but that might be why newbies feel comfortable joining the party. Daily specials like build-your-own burgers and trivia on Mondays and a Bloody Mary bar on Saturdays on Sundays bring in the regulars.