Subway: Brown to Irving Park(773) 478-210041.954428 -87.681355 2100 W Irving Park Rd (at Hoyne Ave) North Center, Chicago
Mon–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 10am–2amAverage beer: $4
The corner where this North Center tap sits has been a neighborhood hot spot since Prohibition: The former Schulien's featured a basement speakeasy and a house magician. The ’hood has changed—today's O'Donovan's operates as a laid-back hangout for younger couples and small groups—but the tableside magic shows (and the occasional balloon sculptor) remain on weekends. Escape the crowds in the tucked-away beer garden, heated and enclosed in the winter.