Bus: 80, 82, 152(773) 509-937241.948574 -87.708194 3700 N Kedzie Ave (at Waveland Ave) Irving Park, Chicago
Hours vary. Usually Mon–Sat 9am–2am, Sun 9am–midnightAverage beer: $3
It’s dark, it’s smelly, and there’s a bit of a regulars-only vibe at this shot-and-a-beer joint (one of the regulars included a three-legged dog that wandered out from behind the bar). Decor includes Christmas lights and house plants, and there’s a community bulletin board where you can petition for prayers at a local church; you might need it if you have one too many here.