Subway: Blue to Grand(312) 850-4008 deluxchicago.com41.893920 -87.651492 669 N Milwaukee Ave (at Sangamon St) River West, Chicago
Mon-Thu 11am–1am; Fri 11am-2am, Sat 10am–3am; Sun 10am-midnightAverage cocktail: $5
A mere sidestep from the expanding Milwaukee/Grand/Halsted late-night hub, DeLux has more exposed ductwork, raw brick walls and industrial-grade metal tables than even your rich friend’s “Hey, look! I live in a former meat locker!” condo. Belly up to the prominent dark-wood bar at night or nurse your hangover at the spot’s weekend Bloody Effen Brunch—the lights are dim, the TVs subdued and the by-request “tater smash” (basically mashed-up Tater Tots and onions) plenty greasy.