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40 Reasons to Love Chicago

Because we’ve cultivated a come-one, come-all bar culture

Fountainhead lures all ages and creeds with a tried-and-true local bar formula: It flaunts trends (cask beer, anyone) while retaining the feeling of casual familiarity that Chicago’s night owls love best.

The Fountainhead is at 1970 West Montrose Avenue, on the border of North Center and Ravenswood.

1| Alex Menocal
35, Albany Park
Artist/advertising
Resi’s Bierstube, Tiny Lounge

2| Megan Menocal
27, Albany Park
Registered nurse
Chicago Brauhaus, The Grafton Pub & Grill

3| Jessica Weichert
26, Edgewater
CPS 3rd-grade teacher
other hangouts: Hopleaf, Delilah’s, Green Mill

4| Chris Carroll
33, Ravenswood
Bartender, musician, filmmaker
other hangouts: The Long Room, The Whistler, Big Star

5| Dan Sheetz
34, Lincoln Square
Web developer
other hangouts: Ten Cat, Kasey’s (South Loop)

6| Sam Bella
37, Lincoln Square
Electronics purchasing
other hangouts: Rockwell’s, Daily Bar & Grill

7| Jamie Moravec
35, Uptown
Senior electronics buyer
other hangouts: Crew, Sidetrack, Roscoe’s

8| Bev Coleman
52, North Lawndale
Buyer
other hangouts: “I’m not really a bar person.”

9| Curt Sydnor
30, Logan Square
Musician/keyboardist in the bands Plastic Council, Alysheba, and Redshift
other hangouts: The Whistler, Bialystok Pub, Cole’s

10| Andrea Devening
28, Logan Square
Youth case manager, Heartland Alliance
other hangouts: Hopleaf, Small Bar (Logan Square), Whirlaway

 

Photograph: Nathan Kirkman

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