Subway: Brown to Western(773) 583-225241.961317 -87.687630 2335 W Montrose Ave (at Claremont Ave) North Center, Chicago
11:30am–2amAverage cocktail: $4
The museum of antiquated taverns needs to add this place to its collection. It has wall-to-wall original wood paneling, a pool table with matted and faded felt, and a vague race-car theme that seems like it was lovingly put together some 30 years ago. The patrons here look like they showed up in their youth and never left, but they all seem to like the friendly/desultory bar matron.