Maybe you just came for a six-pack; but maybe you want to belly up and toss one back before heading home. Go for it! Thank God for the slashy.
A Greek-owned "slashie" that keeps crazy hours (often open as early as 7 a.m.!) in a prime Wicker Park location. What's not to like?
My local slashy! A fun jukebox, a motley crew of patrons, and--get this--Half Acre drafts for $4. I'm in Heaven.
My favorite "slashie" in the city! On the bar side, live tunes and no-nonsense bartenders. On the liquor store front, there's a seriously comprehensive craft beer selection.
An urban brewery! Take the Saturday tour (read: free beer!) but be sure to book in advance. You haven't lived til you've tried Daisy Cutter, which you can get by the growler here. Also, check out the fab taproom.
Oh, how I love sweet Maria's. A well-stocked front liquor shop (great for craft beer!) gives way to a stellar bar with one of the best beer lists in the city. Check out the back patio if weather allows.