WHY HERE: Whirlaway has served the neighborhood, as evidenced by the wear on its wooden-top bar, long before hipsters descended on Logan Square. Hipster or not, this spot is and will always be very hip, with its cool simplicity and love for the Blackhawks.
WHY NOW: You can still get a solid variety of bottled domestics and imports, but you can always count on getting the bar's signature Margarita, a quality standby. It's still owned and run by the Jaimes family, who lovingly take care of their regulars. And in a quickly changing area, it's one place you can count on to buck trends and keep things real.