Welcome to the Long Room!
"It's not only the best neighborhood bar in the city, it's the only neighborhood bar that's lacking in pretension--whether hipster or yuppie or dive--in Chicago, period. As everyone has already mentioned, the selection is well-chosen, the prices are decent, and the staff is excellent.
But I'd go one step further and say that I've never been to a place in all of Chicago that has such decent, respectful, and non-bull people working for them. It's definitely the best place to go to if you're a newcomer to Chicago. I lived at the Long Room my first year here, because it was the only place where the staff didn't treat me like poo and where I never felt that I wasn't welcome. Some nights, the folks here brought me to tears after a rough day acclimating myself to Chicago." - Sheebs W @ Yelp.com