If beer was an important part of your college experience, you’ll respect that the person in charge here bought the brewery because Baderbrau was his favorite beer in school. It’s a Czech-style pilsner, and we appreciate his dedication to keeping the recipe alive. The picnic-table-filled space is large and feels like a warehouse, with a giant graffiti-style mural on the wall to give it some personality. They have a short menu featuring mainly sandwiches, bar snacks like wings, and a mac and cheese waffle at least one person needs to order. This is a great brew pub for a group, a celebration, or anyone who used to play beer pong.
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Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen
Manny’s has been the classic Jewish deli in Chicago for 75 years, and it’s still serving great food.
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Shaw’s Crab House
Shaw’s is like the seafood version of a steakhouse. Come for a nicer dinner and order all the oyster, crab, and lobster.
Baker Miller is a Lincoln Square bakery and cafe that mills their own flour. They make great savory and sweet items.
3 Greens Market
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.
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Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery
An upscale brewpub that's brewing their own beer and making quality food to go with it.
Little Bad Wolf
Little Bad Wolf is a gastropub in Andersonville serving upscale bar food in a cool and relaxed environment.
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