Thanks to the city’s new anti-smoking ordinance, the billow of smoke at Four Moon Tavern (1847 W. Roscoe St.; 773-929-6666) will be history on July 1, 2008. But this unpretentious, actor-founded bar should remain a post-show draw for performers. Best times to score an autograph: Monday and Tuesday evenings, post-matinee Sundays, or around eleven Wednesday through Saturday.
Further north, in Andersonville, actors drop by T’s Bar to eat (the kitchen stays open until 1 a.m.) and raise funds: T’s guest-bartending program donates proceeds to nonprofit theaters. The house is packed with stage supporters at least once a week, especially on “dark” Monday and Tuesday nights.