This venue might as well be the country capital of the city. Graced by the likes of Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Chris Cagle, Corey Smith and Chris Young, Joe’s Bar on Weed Street is the place to see country acts perform, not to mention the likes of Snoop Dogg from time to time. What’s more American than country music? Football. The 20,000 square foot space has more than 110 plasma TVs and high-definition projector screens synced to fourteen satellites to show every game at the same time. But if your ideal Friday night is anything like the one Zac Brown Band has in mind, then Joe’s Bar is the place to wear a pair of jeans that fit just right and grab a cold beer with your friends.
Joe’s Bar, 940 West Weed, (312)337-3486, joesbar.com
Best of Chicago 2012