Subway: Brown to Western() -41.961968 -87.688712 4410 N Western Ave (between Montrose and Sunnyside Aves) Ravenswood, Chicago
10am–1amAverage beer: $3.25
Most great dives look as though they haven’t seen so much as a Pledge-soaked rag since the end of World War II. With that in mind, this little, bottles-only (despite its name) tavern is oddly modern. Its scant decor—beer promo posters of bikini-clad women with ’dos straight out of a hair-metal video and an aging jukebox with tunes to match—appears to have been updated as recently as the end of the Cold War.