85 "Action at the Bar" restaurants in Chicago.
Action at the bar means you can sit down next to a stranger, start talking, then find yourselves doing karaoke in K-Town at 3am. But these are also places where you can people-watch (and eat) by yourself the whole night.
Monteverde is an Italian restaurant in the West Loop. It sounds boring on paper, but there’s so much more to it than that. Excellent food all around.
Chicago Cut is a great steakhouse right on the river ideal for special occasions and power business meals.
Boeufhaus is a different kind of Chicago steakhouse. It's small, loud, cool, and still serves excellent steaks.
Hogsalt Hospitality does French food. Patrick Kane once went on a date here and you should too.
Does eating at Sunda feel like eating in the club? Yes, but you don't have to love the ChampagnePapi lifestyle to love this restaurant.
Frontera Grill is the most famous Mexican restaurant in Chicago. It’s a classic spot that’s doing excellent food in a casual sit-down place.
Purple Pig has been around awhile, but it's still a great small plates restaurant that makes for a fun night.
Swift & Sons might have a separate seafood restaurant inside of it, but this steakhouse is the star of the show.
Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.
Pub Royale is an Anglo-Indian pub serving excellent cocktails and Indian inspired food. It's a unique, delicious, and fun time.
Like Brian Urlacher's former coverage skills or Dennis Rodman's hair, Dusek's has range.
Parson’s Fried Chicken & Fish serves good fried chicken on the best patio in town. This is an excellent hangout spot when it’s nice outside.
Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant in River North that has great food but is also expensive.
3 Greens Market has a lot going on: Small Cheval burgers, Dillman's pastrami, salad bar, coffee, booze, and ping pong. Feel free to hang out.