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The Rusty Nail

Bars full of polo shirts and sports gear aren’t usually promising places to drink, but there’s more to The Rusty Nail—a little wood-sided bar tucked almost directly under the interstate…

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Lola’s Depot

No sign. No windows. No glassware. No bullshit. Lola’s is the premiere Montrose dive bar (if a dive bar can be described in such terms), though some might call its…

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SF Eagle

Only the most joyless of sticklers could complain about the Eagle’s latest incarnation. The Sunday Beer Bust ($12 for all-you-can-drink Miller Lite plus BBQ, from 3 - 6 p.m.) remains…

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The Saloon

There are dive bars, and then there are dive bars with a century and a half of history behind them. The Saloon is one such place, having been in continuous…

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The Tempest

Occupying a converted warehouse with exposed beams and high ceilings and featuring a number of vintage bicycles suspended above, The Tempest is a low key SOMA spot popular with locals…

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Skylark

The sister bar to Wicker Park’s Rainbo Club, Skylark is by far the coolest bar in Pilsen. It’s a timeless Chicago haunt: long wooden bar, cracked vinyl booths, faded linoleum,…

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Birra Più

Birra Più’s staff is full of Anglo-American beer aficionados, so expect British and American brewers to be heavily represented in the fridges and on tap. There are also plenty of…