Sports bars that are great for watching games but also have good food.
March 6, 2023
Where to eat, drink, and hear some live music in the city.
August 5, 2022
A guide to the 24 best breweries in a city that has a ton of breweries.
September 22, 2023
When you have some things to do, and wouldn’t mind having a glass of wine while you do them, here’s where to go.
October 18, 2019
Now that “catching up” is suddenly everyone’s favorite activity, it’s time to practice the art of the hour-long drink-and-snack.
April 30, 2021
The must-visit spots to find your newest group of queer best friends.
June 15, 2023
Miru is a pricey Japanese restaurant located in the St. Regis Hotel in Lakeshore East. It has a spectacular view and great desserts.
September 20, 2023
Izakaya Shinya is a Japanese restaurant in Wicker Park that's open late.
September 19, 2023
Desert Hawk is a bar in Wicker Park with great Mexican food and burgers from Taco Sublime.
August 31, 2023
Offshore is the largest rooftop bar in Chicago, with great views of the skyline and the lake.
August 24, 2023
The Kennedy is the rooftop bar of the Hyatt in Wicker Park, with sweeping views of the skyline.
Diego is a Baja-inspired bar in West Town with great seafood dishes, and an excellent burger.
August 3, 2023
Estelle's is a bar and restaurant in Wicker Park with a late-night menu.
August 2, 2023
Monarch and Lion is a British pub in Streeterville with interesting gin-based cocktails.
July 26, 2023
This Wicker Park spot has the spirit of an Irish pub and an eclectic menu channeling the Pacific Northwest.
Grammar is an all-day cafe located in a converted school house, serving tasty Detroit-style pizza and drinks.
Itoko is a Japanese restaurant in Lakeview from the team behind Momotaro. The sushi is good but it's also pricey.
July 21, 2023
Two Zero Three is the coffee shop at the ground level of the Virgin Hotel in the Loop, and is a great spot to get some work done.
Cafe Mustache is a coffee shop-by-day, local bar-by-night in Logan Square.
Apero is a small wine bar in North Center.
July 17, 2023
Queen Mary Tavern is a rustic cocktail bar in Wicker Park with great drinks and a $1 oyster Happy Hour.
July 14, 2023
Village Tap is a bar in Roscoe Village with a great patio.
July 7, 2023
Will’s Northwoods Inn is a neighborhood bar in Lakeview with solid bar food, and an allegiance to all things Wisconsin.
Ørkenoy is a Nordic-inspired brewpub in Humboldt Park.
June 30, 2023
Corridor Brewery & Provisions is a brewpub in Lakeview.
Taco Sublime is a fantastic pop-up inside of Marz Brewery in Bridgeport with great fried cheese tacos.
Nomonomo is a Logan Square izakaya from the same team behind Ramen Wasabi next door.
Moody Tongue is a South Loop brewery with a tasting menu, good beer, and an excellent German chocolate cake.
June 29, 2023
Crushed By Giants is a brewery in River North.
Back of the Yards
Whiner Beer Company is a great brewery in Back Of The Yards.