Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont(773) 281-8188 vaughanhospitality.com41.935047 -87.653823 2917 N Sheffield Ave (between George St and Oakdale Ave) Wrigleyville, Chicago
Mon–Fri 1pm–2am; Sat 10am–3am; Sun 11am–2amAverage beer: $5
Its rowdy neighbor, Mad River Bar & Grille, has bargoers queueing up for entry, but this friendly watering hole is worth giving up your spot in line. Dim and narrow, the pub sports candlelit tables, sociable regulars and enough pockets of space to accommodate everyone. Translation: No line…at least not yet.