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
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