Private club in the basement of Ida Noyes Hall with more than 100 beers; admission for nonmembers is $3.
This three-level Loop warhorse serves up everything from breakfast fare to inexpensive steak dinners and, yes, brandy.
Great burgers and other way-above-average bar food.
"Old man" cocktails, house wines, and panini in a tiny European-style bar. Cash only; no phone.
The Hyde Park classic.
Loop tavern and "carvery" tapped by GQ restaurant critic Alan Richman as offering one of the nation's 20 hamburgers "you must eat before you die."
Popular East Village dive bar offers drink specials, a jukebox, and a pool table.
A Loop institution, next to the Palmer House.
Part sports bar, part liquor store, part Polish dive.
Eclectic neighborhood bar with music every day of the week—including open mics on Sundays and Thursdays—and weekly free buffets on Sundays and Tuesdays.
After a time as the awkwardly named 17 West at the Berghoff, this Loop institution has returned to its roots.
Although this liquor store/bar doesn't offer much in the way of atmosphere, there's a nearly endless alcohol selection.
Cheery Ukrainian Village bar with free popcorn and generous bartenders.
Friendly, unpretentious bar offering surprisingly good food at great value.
Long-standing Lincoln Park bar now serves an ambitious "tavern" menu featuring steaks and seafood.
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