3601 E. Lake St.
This British Isles-themed pub is the quintessential neighborhood bar in that it literally feels like the whole neighborhood flocks there like some daily flash mob. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself conversing with the owner or shooting the breeze with accented regulars there for a taste of home. And there is a lot of home to be had here — their whiskey selection is so comprehensive and full of Gaelic-derived names that it makes a newcomer’s decision near impossible. Walk in and order a Bushmills, and you’ll be asked which of seven kinds. SPENCER DOAR