46 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Chicago.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Kumiko is an upscale cocktail bar in the West Loop with high-end bar snacks and a tasting menu in the basement.
Cellar Door Provisions is an excellent cafe and restaurant in Logan Square that’s useful for a lot of situations.
The Delta is a Southern restaurant in Wicker Park specializing in hot tamales.
All Together Now is an all-day cafe and wine store in Ukrainian Village with very good food.
La Sirena Cladestina is serving up Brazilian food in Fulton Market. It’s small but always buzzing.
Middle Brow is an all-day brew pub that specializes in pizza and bread.
Gadabout is a restaurant in Andersonville with an all-over-the-place menu, but really good food.
Lonesome Rose is a casual Tex-Mex restaurant in Logan Square with good cocktails and hit-or-miss food.
Little Victories is a bar in Wicker Park that’s great for an early-in-the-game date
Alulu is a small brew pub in Pilsen with inventive beers and excellent food.
Pilot Project in Logan Square is a taproom with a bunch of small-batch breweries under one roof.