Wolcott'sNorth Center | Website
This neighborhood tavern right off the Montrose Brown Line stop features TVs airing local sports and a wall of windows that open up to the street in warm weather. An open kitchen whips up bar food classics and comfort food such as meatloaf and mashed potatoes and four-cheese macaroni. To drink, look for a small selection of wines and 10 beers on tap, sure to include local classics such as Goose Island's 312. Fairly small in size (just 75 seats), the bar doubles its capacity in the summer with a sidewalk cafe.