Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Armitage(312) 944-5087 rushanddivision.com/the-river-shannon41.918136 -87.639852 425 W Armitage Ave (at Hudson Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Mon–Wed, Fri 3pm–2am; Thu 1pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2amAverage beer: $4
At first glance, this 60-year-old establishment seems cast from the same mold as every other neighborhood Irish pub. After all, it has about a dozen Irish whiskeys, an antique wooden bar and photos of the South Side from the early 1900s hanging on its walls. It's the theme nights that separate this spot from the rest of the Notre Dame flag-waving pack.