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Photograph: Max Herman Durkin's

This bar certainly leans toward frat-tastic, but its patrons seem oddly subdued. Perhaps the spot's three-room layout provides ample high-top tables and bartenders to avoid the usual drink-order clamor. Or maybe the sociable crowd hates abrasiveness, too. Whatever the case may be, this is one frat party that won't leave you feeling like you're in a scene in Revenge of the Nerds.


Venue name: Durkin's
Address: 810 W Diversey Pkwy
Cross street: between Halsted and Dayton Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun 9am–2am
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey. Bus: 8, 22, 36, 76.
Price: Average beer: $4
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I used to live fairly close to this bar so I'd stop in to watch a Hawks or Bulls game. The crowd can get crazy here when they offer 50 cent beer but otherwise the three huge bar areas are a plenty of space.