Who knew you could find such a great piano bar in the middle of all those hipsters? Davenport’s, located in the heart of Wicker Park, features live music most nights in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, complemented by a singing staff and reasonably priced drinks. During Open Mic on Mondays you can even be part of the show, while getting warmed-up by $3.50 libations. Their old-school-cabaret-meets-neighborhood-bar setting offers two rooms: a more casual front bar and a stage area, each with their own piano, from where showtunes and early jazz classics can often be played upon request.
1383 N. Milwaukee, 773.278.1830, davenportspianobar.com
Audience Choice: The Redhead Piano Bar, 16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000, theredheadpianobar.com
Best of Chicago 2014