Logan Square may have lost the beloved neighborhood bar Marble, but a cozy corner tavern stepped into its place, perfect if you love the Pixies and dream of drinking angostura bitters on draft (shots are available for $4 a pop). A cushioned bar ledge cradles your elbows while you down sorta fancy cocktails, chat with the pleasant bartenders, and remember, with relief, that the dive is far from dead. 3281 W. Armitage Ave., 312-818-1254

Crowd Barflies in their 20s waiting for the Big Buck Hunter game to free up
Food Shrimp and grits, po’ boys, and other Cajun fare
Top Tipple Harvey Wallbanger (vodka, orange juice, Galliano), $7