There can never be too many cheerful and lively places to down a beer or two in this city. So Alulu (2011 S. Laflin St.), a new Pilsen brewpub, is a welcome addition to the scene, with 20 beers on tap and elevated bar food coming out of the kitchen.

In addition to beers, there's a selection of cocktails and craft sodas to drink as you take in the low-key space, decorated with reclaimed wood. Garage-door windows will open to the elements when the weather gets nice, too, making this an ideal neighborhood spot.

Here's what we saw when we stopped by.