Microbrews, musicians and a kick-ass sound system combine to make you feel as if you’re in a hippie music nerd’s college apartment, minus the patchouli. With portraits of rock & roll heroes lining the walls, comfy sofas and a collection of live concerts on CDR, this place pulls off what every Hard Rock Cafe aims to do. All 16 beers on tap run through clean, well-maintained lines.
2683 N Halsted St
|Cross street:||at Schubert Ave|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 8, 11, 74, 76.|
|Price:||Average beer: $4|