Town Hall Pub

Photograph: Jason A. Heidemann
Town Hall Pub

In case you couldn't guess, this bare-bones dive, known for its constant stream of live bands and for being one of the oldest bars on Halsted, is for breeders. And as the only straight bar in this stretch of increasingly hetero Boystown, it'll only get busier.

Venue name: Town Hall Pub
Address: 3340 N Halsted St

Cross street: between Buckingham Pl and Roscoe St
Opening hours: Sun–Thu 6pm–2am; Fri 3pm–2am; Sat 3pm–3am
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 8, 22, 77.
Price: Average cocktail: $5
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