This tiny club in Lake View is one of the city's most venerable music venues. Built in 1903, the building was first run as a Schlitz bar (the old Schlitz sign is still out front). Since the 1980s it's been booking influential indie acts such as Spoon, Wilco, Neko Case, and My Morning Jacket. To this day you can see some of the best up and coming bands in the country here. Even if you're not in the mood for music, you can take a seat in the front bar for a couple well made cocktails.