By day, the skinny jeanswearing masses come for the tacos. By night, they comb their ironic (I think?) mustaches and come for the whiskey. Every night of the week, Big Star has a $3 whiskey special, or if you’re willing to pay more, peruse their deep single-barrel bourbon list, and admire the extensive variety of tequila and mescal. Big Star is hopping year-round, but it’s at its best when the giant patio looking out on Damen Avenue opens, and regulars wait in long lines for a table to enjoy Chicago’s too-brief summer.