Schaller's Pump

Bar in Hyde Park & South Side

Schaller's is Chicago's oldest continually operating tavern and is conveniently located across the street from the 11th Ward Democratic offices in Bridgeport. Old neighborhood men sip Dewar's and soda at the bar, families order burgers and butt steak at the white-clothed tables, and there's nary a microbrew in sight. Cash only.

It's a fine place to toast the city's politicos (both Mayor Daleys have imbibed here) or the White Sox, whose ballpark is a short toss away.