I'm headed to Chicago for 4 days in mid-December with my family (7 people total). We're looking for some cool pubs to hang out at... places that would be fun for a family (ranging from 25 years old to 55 years old) with a good variety of beer/cider. We're from Texas so we don't really have "pubs" here.
Additionally, any fun restaurants to try out? Nothing over $40 per person... more casual places preferred.
We're staying at the Hyatt Regency (151 E. Wacker Dr.) and will only be using public transportation.