Subway: Blue to Division(773) 489-599941.902806 -87.677379 1150 N Damen Ave (between Haddon Ave and Division St) Ukrainian Village, Chicago
Sun–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 4pm–3amAverage cocktail: $3.75
The bittersweet reality of great little dives is that they often lose charm when overrun by masses of clingers-on. Somehow, this Ukrainian Village spot has managed to remain an underground favorite. The local artists and musicians who frequent it hold on to terra firma with cheap drink in hand, awaiting a turn in the photo booth while nodding to everything from Aesop Rock to Black Sabbath.