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Miller High Life bottle service at RM Champagne Salon
August 13, 2013|By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink | RedEye

Frat parties. Dive bars. Your grandpa's lawn chair. These have long been the natural habitats for easy-to-drink, cheap beers, but at two Chicago bars, Miller High Life and Pabst Blue Ribbon have achieved gourmet status. Whether it's silly or serious, it's definitely a novelty, but don't worry—no one's going to force you to hold your pinkie finger out while you sip.

Miller High Life bottle service at RM Champagne Salon
116 N. Green St. 312-243-1199
RM Champagne Salon has an extensive list of bubbles, but the West Loop lounge also toasts "the champagne of beers." Order a 40-ounce bottle ($10) of the fizzy stuff and it arrives at your table with all the trimmings—yes, that means a chilled ice bucket, accompanying glassware and, should you choose, a paper bag. If your wine-sipping friends stick their noses in the air, reminds them of the refined refreshment provided by a cold glass of the triple hops-brewed delicacy.

PBR Breakfast at Longman & Eagle
2657 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-276-7110
Remember what you learned during your college tailgates: Beer is the breakfast of champions. Order the PBR Breakfast ($8) and wash down a square meal of two eggs any style, Nueske's bacon or housemade sausage and addictive homefried potatoes with an ice cold PBR at this rustic-chic Logan Square bar and restaurant. Sure, the 100-plus bottle whiskey selection lining the bar shelves may be tempting, but trust us on this one, the darker spirits are best left until after lunch.

kbernot@tribune.com @redeyeeatdrink

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