The Bar on Buena

Photograph: Max Herman
The Bar on Buena

To the delight of bar-starved Uptown residents, this cozy spot offers 19 beers on tap, 12 wines by the glass, comfortable couches, a large-screen TV that folds away when the game is over and garage door–style front windows. Cleetus Friedman handles the menu, so expect better-than-average bar food like tacos, burgers and grilled cheese. There's a new brunch menu that leans Mexican, including solid chilaquiles and brunch drinks.

Venue name: The Bar on Buena
Address: 910 W Buena Ave

Cross street: between Broadway and Sheridan Rd
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 11:30am–3am; Sun 11:30am–2am
Transport: El stop: Red to Sheridan. Bus: 36, 151.
Price: Average beer: $5
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