1531 N Damen Ave, 773-235-4039 bigstarchicago.com. Sun–Fri 11:30am–2am; Sat 11:30am–3am. Average beer: $4.
Tacos de pescado; tacos al pastor; chips with housemade salsas
Tecate, Pacifico, Modelo Especial
1834 W Montrose Ave, 773-334-5664 troquetchicago.com. Sun–Wed noon–midnight; Thu, Fri noon–2am; Sat noon–3am. Average beer: $5
Charcuterie, moules frites, croque-madame
Domaine DuPage (No, it’s not French, but this Two Brothers beer is a French-style ale, and that’s as close as you’re going to get)
4530 N Lincoln Ave, 773-271-9000 thegrafton.com.Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–2am. Average beer: $5.
Fish-and-chips; Irish breakfast; shepherd’s pie
Put two stouts head-to-head: Guinness and Murphy’s Irish
POLISH (AND, UM, KOREAN)
Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar
960 W 31st St, 773-890-0588 community-bar.com. Sun–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 4pm–3am. Average beer: $4.
The Korean-Polish barbecue, served—for free!—on Mondays from 5:30–7:30pm
A cold shot of vodka