Fun and quirky, this is a place where you can get a hard-to-find, imported Kolsch or a Coors Banquet. The dank interior features a narrow bar where regulars pile up, face to face with a cooler sign that reads, “No Smiling.” The bar leads to a small, brick-lined lounge area where DJs and bands make the place come alive on weekends, but Nachbar is possibly best known for its patio space -- dog-friendly and legendary to the neighborhood. Lined with a rickety, wood-plank privacy fence, the space oozes a fun, laid-back atmosphere for days.
Home to one of the best dance parties in the city and some seriously cheap drinks, this venerable spot is a go-to for working class folks and partiers after the sun goes down. The place feels like stepping into the 1960s, with its mirrored bar wall, vintage neon signage, and a taxidermied deer head. Also, the red-and-white-checkered floor has probably been there since the dawn of man. But this is no ordinary dive -- it has tradition and a homespun easiness to it. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the vinyl DJ night, and you can even bring your dog. (Bartender Wink loves dogs.)