Who doesn't need to down a grog or two after washing into town on shore leave? Even landlubbers can appreciate Old Chicago--where pizza, pasta, burgers and billiards help build your thirst, and the joint's pride and joy is that stretch of some 30 beer taps patiently awaiting your attention behind the bar. Our two favorites lately have been the arrogant bastard, a delicious pear cider and, a perennial favorite, the black and tan, all pulled with skill and style by a gregarious staff. And if the selection on tap doesn't strike your fancy, there're about 80 more choices in bottles waiting for you. Cheers, lads.
2. The Shanty, 401 E. Ninth St., 623-2664
3. Frog and Firkin, 874 E. University Blvd., 623-7507, www.frogandfirkin.com