Subway: Red to Sox/35th(312) 813-321541.835260 -87.646338 3238 S Halsted St (between 32nd and 33rd Sts) Bridgeport, Chicago
Mon 3pm–midnight; Wed–Fri 3pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–midnight (closed Tue)Average beer: $4
The exterior might scream old-man bar, but this dive is a diamond in the rough. The proximity to both the Cell and the Zhou B Art Center means you might just find a debate at the jukebox between South Side regulars angling for “We Are the Champions” and mop-topped hipsters searching for the new No Age record. But Bernice’s welcomes them all with $2 PBRs, assorted imports, local acoustic acts on Saturdays and open mics every Thursday.