3. Jake Melnick’s
Seek shelter from the cold (and the Thanksgiving Day storm of relatives) in this downtown bar. Warm up with a glass of pumpkin-spiced hard cider or cool down the holiday nerves with Punk'n Jack 'n' Cola. The bar will also be serving smoked tipsy turkey, beer-brined with citrus and Trumer Pils in country-style peppercorn gravy, from 11a-9p.
41 E. Superior St., River North (312-266-0400)