When you tire of hitting impersonal ultralounges, try this intimate Lakeview spot. It's decidely cozy and old-school, thanks to its friendly bartenders, small size and nostalgic touches such as dark woodwork and an antique register. You might find yourself sitting next to musicians fresh off a gig at nearby Elbo Room, locals from the neighborhood or tourists stopping in after a pizza dinner at Gino's East. Nosh on sandwiches made with house-smoked pork, meatloaf or a solid fried egg-topped burger. Behind the bar, check out a steady selection of bourbons, an affordable by-the-glass wine list and more than 20 brews by the bottle. An ultra-affordable weekend brunch features skillets, omelets, fruity pancakes and French toast.