Cans Bar and Canteen

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Cans aims to attract a neighborhood crowd looking to hang out and sip suds from a can -- as in an aluminum can. That's the gimmick at this Wicker Park spot, from the low-voltage aluminum can lights over the bar to the 30 varieties of canned beer, including Old Style and Old Speckled Hen. And if you want your canned beer served fast -- and who doesn't? -- servers are armed with Palm Pilots that send your order back to the bar. Chances are, owners say, your drinks will arrive before the server leaves your table. There's also a pub grub menu with an expansive list of sauces and toppings for the chicken sandwiches and burgers. The space is divided into two rooms, both decked out with mahogany finishes for a slightly vintage feel, plus several new plasma screens to view sports.