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Pilsen is a veritable melting pot of cultures and cuisines that span the globe, from Mexican and Italian to Vietnamese and New American. It makes sense, then, that this South Side nabe is home to some of the best restaurants in Chicago. And with good food comes top-notch booze. The best bars in Pilsen are wildly diverse, from a basement punch house and several excellent Chicago breweries to a liquor store-slash-bar that's been around since 1878. After you're done filling up on some of the best cheap eats Chicago has to offer, find your way into one of these watering holes for craft beer and expertly mixed cocktails. Here's where we raise a glass when we're in Pilsen.
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