1. Living like Dean Martin with stiff pours and 50s kitsch at the Orbit Room.
2. Cruising the Milwaukee Avenue strip of sausage shops in Jackowo, a k a the Polish Village.
3. Getting cozy at Karaoke Tuesdays and Saturdays at Alice's Lounge. A dearth of seating requires you strike up a conversation with the guy next to you ("Buy me a drink?") or else get up and perform ("Make that a double.")