Cheap beer, sea-fare decoration and a jukebox that rivals any other within the city limits, Andersonville’s Simon’s is a major reason to make the trek up north, its regulars as warming as a glass of scotch on a January night. Sure, we like Hopleaf, too, which is just down the street, but it gets a little crowded for our taste, usually with first-timers awe-stricken by the beer menu. Simon’s keeps it simple, and we’re grateful for that. Not bad for an old speakeasy. Wait, is that Pavement we hear?
5210 N. Clark
Best of Chicago 2008