Before Burger Madness, there was mural madness at Arthur’s, the Hyde Park restaurant/bar. From 1981 to 1992, Jerry Dowling painted
caricatures of 142 regulars on a 44-foot wall. The characters are still
there — on the mural, anyway — but the character has changed.
These area pubs are exactly as described — comfortable
and cozy gathering places to have a drink and shoot the breeze with the
regulars and neighbors you may have never met. Don’t feel obligated to
dress over-the-top or spend half of your weekly — or bi-weekly for many
of us — paycheck on an outrageous four-course meal.