Subway: Blue to Jackson; Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Library; Red to Jackson(773) 216-3213 brandoschicago.com41.877043 -87.629227 343 S Dearborn St (between Van Buren St and Jackson Blvd) Loop, Chicago
Sun–Fri noon–2am; Sat noon–3amAverage beer: $4
True to form, Brando’s Speakeasy is anything but what it seems. It’s a lounge, but conversation flows more like a neighborhood haunt. Its website promises a martini bar, but the list is mysteriously MIA (most people seem to down beer anyway). The decor and vintage posters throw it back eras, but the karaoke and late-night dance music add modern flair. While it’s not Don Vito Corleone meets Al Capone as the name might imply, Brando’s is definitely a mash-up.