Subway: Blue to Grand(312) 421-459741.891172 -87.646637 725 W Grand Ave (between Halsted St and Union Ave) River North, Chicago
Mon–Fri 8am–2am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun noon-2amAverage beer: $3.50
A bistro in France it ain’t, but curiously enough, this tidy, dark dive takes a few traditions from across the Atlantic. The bartender—usually a skinny, older gentleman or at least some variation on the theme—typically dresses in an immaculately crisp white button-down, and you can buy hard-boiled eggs for 75 cents. The larger-than-life posters of De Niro on the wall, however, are completely American.