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Bars, Beer bars North Center
Photograph: Max Herman Underbar

Tucked away in the shadow of the Western Avenue bridge, this cozy, candlelit bar seems (at least early in the night) like a good place to write your long-awaited debut novel while nursing one of 40 eclectic, hard-to-find beers. Just don’t get too comfy, Hemingway: The rowdy, late-night rush is this establishment’s bread and butter. So stay and spot the subject of your next broken-heart tale.


Venue name: Underbar
Address: 3243 N Western Ave
Cross street: at Melrose St
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 9pm–4am; Sat 9pm–5am
Transport: Bus: 49, 77.
Price: Average beer: $4.50
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