This Hermosa bar has been around since 1928 and has a beautiful, uniquely shaped bar perfect for conversations. It has only had three owners, and the current one, Warren Johnson, is an old timer himself who loves to entertain with stories about his travels, sports or Trudy DeRing, the burlesque dancer he bought the bar from. The drinks are cheap and there is a classic game room with pool, darts, ping-pong, bean bags and a real basketball free-throw basket.
4035 W. Fullerton, 773.342.2808, daleveechicago.com/index.htm
Best of Chicago 2016