Subway: Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Clark/Lake(312) 884-0000 primebaramerica.com41.885113 -87.636651 155 N Wacker Dr (between Randolph St and Couch Pl) Loop, Chicago
Mon–Fri 11am–11pm;Average beer: $6
The local-eating revolution has been homogenized and corporatized, and the outcome is this swank happy-hour bar with a list of “local” libations. We applaud the effort, particularly when it comes to the 40-strong beer list, which has plenty of the Two Brothers and Three Floyds variety to choose from. The cocktails still skew heavily toward mass-market vodka, a fitting match for after-work drinks beneath sterile sepia tones, if not for ardent localvores.