Bus: 49, 77(773) 404-9363 underbarchicago.com41.940799 -87.687925 3243 N Western Ave (at Melrose St) Roscoe Village, Chicago
Sun–Fri 9pm–4am; Sat 9pm–5amAverage beer: $4.50
Tucked away in the shadow of the Western Avenue bridge, this cozy, candlelit bar seems (at least early in the night) like a good place to write your long-awaited debut novel while nursing one of 40 eclectic, hard-to-find beers. Just don’t get too comfy, Hemingway: The rowdy, late-night rush is this establishment’s bread and butter. So stay and spot the subject of your next broken-heart tale.