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Want some inspiration for styling a home bar? Then you'd better consult Estately's compendium of DIY bars from around the country. The household watering hole exploded on the scene after WWII, with all the sprawling, isolated new housing creating a desire for easier and safer access to booze. And the culture thrives today, fueled by heavier recession-time drinking. It remains the case that many of Chicago's home bars are 50s time capsules stored in bungalow basements. There are, of course, far glitzier examples, some of which are on display over at Estately's blog. Bonus: click through one more layer to score dozens of pics of Chicago's home bars. [Estately]