Subway: Red to Lawrence(773) 506-3100 fatcatbar.com41.970031 -87.660156 4840 N Broadway (at Gunnison St) Uptown, Chicago
Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–2amAverage beer: $6
Though the sign outside gets the ’40s-ish feeling just right, keep your zoot suit at home: Inside, Rihanna is singing and martinis are made with pomegranate juice. Skip the appetizers and head for the braised pork belly Cuban sandwich, the rich meat mingling with vinegary pickles to great success. Or try the argyle burger topped with julienned carrots, red peppers, ginger, sambal, a chile pepper and salt mixture, and hoisin sauce so spicy and complicated it’s hard to stop eating.