great corner bar at F OMahonys in Chicago, IL
I want to recommend F. O'Mahony's in Chicago IL. It's a great corner bar with some sidewalk seating when the weather allows. The food is a real step above "corner bar" though. They have unusual and tasty items like Hummus Pizza (with cucumbers, red onion and feta on top of a layer of hummus on a crisp flat bread) and Ruben Rolls (large egg rolls stuffed with sauerkraut and corned beef with thousand island dipping sauce). They also do great burgers - that you can get with fries or tater tots (I always get the tots). Their $20 Mimosa Brunch on Sundays are great. They have bar trivia on Wednesday nights. A real neighborhood place.