Venture below the age-old diner Beef & Brandy and you’ll find this place, which recently underwent a renovation—pool table, craft beer selection, cocktails made with local spirits and all—ostensibly geared toward bringing in the Loop’s swell of college kids. To us, it still looks like a rec room from a rougher, shabbier era of this city’s downtown, which is exactly why we like it.
The Bar Below
|Venue name:||The Bar Below|
127 S State St
|Cross street:||between Adams and Monroe Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 11am–9pm; Wed–Sat 11am–2am; Sun 11am–7pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Monroe; Blue to Monroe.|
|Price:||Average beer: $5|