Subway: Red to Wilson(773) 975-390041.961679 -87.655664 1021 W Montrose Ave (at Broadway) Uptown, Chicago
Sun–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3amAverage cocktail: $6
It may be nestled in a new condo monolith, but there’s a casual working-class neighborhood bar hiding beneath the surface. The bartenders are friendly types who pour with a heavy hand, and while the bar is a case study in Uptown’s gentrification, everybody gets along fine over a drink. The pool table and darts provide nice diversions, and two little seating alcoves offer the feeling of a private party.