Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey(773) 290-6988 paddylongs.com41.932871 -87.655042 1028 W Diversey Pkwy (between Sheffield and Kenmore Aves) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Mon–Fri, Sun 11:30am–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–2amAverage beer: $6
Some bars have character accrued over decades. This “beer and bacon pub” has Lindeman’s Framboise, Three Floyds Alpha King and Delirium Tremens on tap (plus a seasonal or two always in rotation); a better-than-average jukebox; and a full menu of burgers and fish-and-chips. Where does the bacon come in? A few items, namely a giant, five-pound, bacon-wrapped meatloaf called “the Bomb” that comes with a challenge to finish it in 45 minutes. Their idea of a reward? A T-shirt. Ours? A stomach pump.