Subway: Blue to Addison(773) 478-4408 abbeypub.com41.950148 -87.713761 3420 W Grace St (at Elston Ave) Irving Park, Chicago
Mon–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri 11am–2am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun 9am–2amAverage beer: $4
Most people don’t end up at this hard-to-get-to music venue unless they’re seeing a live show, but the adjacent pub is actually worth a visit on its own. Sunday night’s traditional Irish jam session lends support to the woody pub’s Emerald Isle vibe; ditto for the respectable shepherd’s pie. Cheapskates can seek out a spot on the patio and hear the indoor shows for free.