Chicago has some great bars and pubs. Here's a few of my favorite places to grab a drink or two or three etc. Please reply with your favorites and what makes them worth going to.
Hopleaf lots of great craft and import beers, belgians, etc. Big draft selection and plenty more bottles. Quenchers mostly bottles but a lot to choose from. Sort of the poor mans Hopleaf. Bands play in the adjoining room so it can get pretty loud.
Goldies dollar PBR all day every day. Nuff said.
Signature Room Bar on the 96th floor of the Hancock Building. Its free to go up there but expect to pay 7 bucks or more for a beer. Awesome views of the city.
There is a great beer bar called Twisted Spoke. Phenomenal beer selection, including an aged bottle list. It has a rough, biker type theme to it, but everyone has always been very friendly.
There isn't a lot of variety at Kuma's Corner, but the beers they do have are great. On top of which, I don't hesitate to say try have the best burgers I've ever eaten. It has a heavy metal theme, so I wouldn't recommend it as a family joint or a place to take a first date.