It ain’t the out-there Band of Bohemia (No. 4), but Breakroom exceeds expectations with its broad beer menu, impressive hand-carved bar from the woodworking shop next door, and more than enough room for you. And your date. And your 12 closest friends. 2925 W. Montrose Ave., 773-564-9534

Crowd Neighborhood couples on laid-back date nights
Food Burgers, sandwiches, and excellent fried cheese curds
Top Tipple Noble Grey nitro porter, $5