Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton(773) 348-954841.927825 -87.652014 2519 N Lincoln Ave (between Altgeld St and Wrightwood Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Mon–Fri 3pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2amAverage beer: $4
With new and remodeled bars sweeping Lincoln Park, Irish Eyes is a breath of fresh aireven if that air smells like stale beer. Theres no marble bar or gleaming wood floors; instead you get worn carpet and a wood bar that looks as though it predates the Chicago fire. Old Saint Pattys Day decorations and live Irish music on weekends helps the place live up to its name, even if the yelping DePaul students detract.