Head west on Armitage, leaving Logan Square’s nightlife tourists behind. Keep going. A little farther. There, on a quiet corner a few blocks shy of the Metra tracks, stands the city’s coolest refuge from the hipster hordes. Grab a stool at the 1940s-era bar, order a sloe gin fizz, and toast your new favorite dive.

Who’s there:Relaxed groups of friends playing shuffleboard
What to order:Aviation ($10)