Clark Street Ale House


in Near North & Navy Pier

Do as the retro sign advises and 'Stop & Drink.' Midwestern microbrews are the main draw. Work up a thirst on the free pretzels, order a three-beer sampler for $7 and cool off in the beer garden out back. In a neighborhood where many bars lean toward pretentious, this is a great unassuming spot with an old-school vibe.