Squeezing your way up to the perennially packed counter for a $4 whiskey shot and a “walking taco” (served in a Fritos bag) while a Loretta Lynn LP spins behind the bar has become a Chicago rite of passage.

Who’s there:On a warm, sunny day, everyone you know
What to order:Big Star margarita ($10): tequila, mezcal, lime, orange curaçao