1 Chicago Ale House
Bartender James Beutlich suggests Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale ($4.75/pint)—it only smells like a gourd.
616 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg.

2 Jerry’s
Owner Mark Bires recommends Riverwest Stein ($5/pint), a creamy Wisconsin lager with a hoppy, caramel-flavored finish.
1938 W. Division St.

3 Hopleaf
Owner Michael Roper touts St. Bernadus Abt 12 ($7.50/15 oz.): “You can go out in 20-degree weather and conquer the world.”
5148 N. Clark St.

4 Paramount Room
From drinks honcho Shawn Koch: Konings Hoeven Quadruple Trappist Ale ($7/pint), “an aromatic Belgian ale.”
415 N. Milwaukee Ave.

5 The Map Room
Manager Jay Jankowski likes Sierra Nevada Celebration ($4/pint), a medium-bodied California ale.
1949 N. Hoyne Ave.