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26.6˚ Donnie Mac's Trailer Park Cuisine

Tested: $2.10 Pabst in a chilled glassOpen: M-F 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sa-Su 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy Hour: M-F 3-6 p.m. Donnie Mac's cuisine may be trailer park-style, but their fancy bar and ass-hugging seats are anything but. We experienced brain freeze while sipping on a--what else--Pabst Blue Ribbon. The only way it could have been cooler was if we drank it inside the big junky car in the middle of the restaurant. 1515 W. Grove St., 338-7813


28.5˚ Hooters Restaurant

Tested: $2.95 Bud Light in a chilled glass

Hours: M-F 11-12 a.m., Sa 11-1 a.m., Su 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Happy hour: Weekdays 3-6 p.m. ($3 Budweiser domestics and 50-cent wings)

It's an owl theme! They carded the oldest guy at the table and he was stoked. (12 TVs, many pictures of Hooters glory including a photo of Jimmy Carter with a Hooters University shirt) 8000 W. Franklin, 321-4668


28.7˚ Chili's

Tested: $3.50 Coors Light in a frosted mug

Open: Su-Th 11 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Happy Hour: Weekdays 3-6 p.m. ($1 off domestics, wells)

The beer here isn't just chilly, it's glacial. Chili's has a small bar with small TVs, devoid of decorations. Friendly enough for a chain; no clientele to speak of. (3 TVs) 7995 W. Franklin, 327-0088; 916 Broadway Ave, 389-2200