Subway: Brown to Irving Park(773) 904-8540 redbrickchicago.com41.954486 -87.677868 1938 W Irving Park Rd (between Wolcott and Damen Aves) North Center, Chicago
Sun-Fri 11am–midnight; Fri 11am–1am; Sat 11am–3amAverage beer: $4.50
Although the Globe Pub next door quickly established its personality—British, soccer, trivia — Red Brick is a bit more schizophrenic. The exposed brick walls are fairly bare except for a bunch of flat-screens, and it's as much a restaurant as a bar. The menu's split between traditional Middle Eastern fare (hummus, falafel) and bar food (fried calamari, pizzas), none of which stands out enough to help determine what exactly the place is going for.