Chicago’s Old Irving Brewing celebrates fun, friends, beer, and, perhaps most significantly, the life of Homaru Cantu, head brewer Trevor Rose-Hamblin’s departed colleague who initiated the construction of a brewpub in Old Irving Park. The 8,500-square-foot brewery is a watering hole for locals thanks to its Montrose CTA Blue Line stop, and the six homemade brews on tap make this a commonplace post-work stop for Northwest Suburban commuters. And why wouldn’t you end your day with a Precinct, which has hints of coffee and donuts, a Scentinel, an award-winning IPA, or both? If it’s fun you’re craving, head to the games room, where rounds of cornhole play on repeat. With a laid-back, casual atmosphere and shareable plates like crunchy pork rinds, ale battered salt cod fritters, and wood-fired steak frites, Old Irving Brewing is a must-visit.