Destination Taverns

Published: May 6, 2011 in Midwest Living

Despite its movie-star cachet, Twin Anchors Restaurant and Tavern, located on a quiet corner in Old Town on Chicago's North Side, hasn't gotten too big for its bootlegger history and loyal neighborhood clientele.  The nautical-theme tavern opened in 1932, and during its heyday, Frank Sinatra often entertained friends in the red leather booths (Ol' Blue Eyes memorabilia hangs on the pine walls).  More recently, Conan O'Brien, Jack Black, Michael Shannon, Joan Cusack and the All-American Rejects have come here to nosh on the signature barbeque ribs.