The Best Beer Bars in Chicago
The bar refers to itself as the Logan Square location but really it's just north of the border in Avondale -- no matter, because while there was once upon a time three SmallBar locations, now only one remains, sitting on a quiet stretch of Albany just as cozy and snug as the name would suggest. This isn't the place to come looking for 50 taps (they have nine taps to go along with dozens of bottles and cans), but even the most cynical beer nerd will inevitably find something that makes him (or her!) say "oh damn, I really want to try that." Hit the laid-back patio, order up a burger, and you'll feel like you're at a backyard BBQ hosted by a friend with incredible taste in beer and an abundant supply of tater tots.