The king of North Halsted's late-night/early morning scene, the Store is also a solid little sports bar and a neighborhood epicenter for live music and open mic nights. Many folks know it only as the place to hit after the 3 a.m. bars in Lincoln Park have closed, but loyal regulars appreciate the game-friendly sightlines to the TVs, the popcorn and the reasonable drink prices (at least for the neighborhood). A back party room is in nearly constant use for office outings and bachelor bashes. The narrow front room can get crowded late at night, so don't come after 3 a.m. looking for a low-key space. By that time, the lubricated crowd is running at full tilt.