Will's Northwoods Inn

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Will's has the feel of a hunting lodge that's been plucked from Wisconsin's northwoods and dropped on a sleepy corner of Chicago's North Side. You'll easily spot it from the street; just look for the 9-foot-tall fiberglass moose at the entrance. When the weather's nice, a sideyard beer garden with its own log cabin-style bar seats 150. Inside, plenty of Wisconsinalia adds to the effect, from a canoe and cross-country skis to an antique piano and plenty of trophy fish. In fact, all that's missing is a party of weatherbeaten hunters; taking their place is a diehard group of neighborhood 30-somethings who order from a sizable selection of beer, including such typical Wisconsin suds as Leinenkugel's, Mickey's Big Mouth, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Point. It's a safe bet you'll find the booths and tables jammed with Packer fans and Badger fans, plus the occasional Chicago Blackhawks hockey team player.