Ballast Point started out in San Diego, but we’re glad it came to Chicago, because it has great beer and above-average bar food (including a “California burrito” that’s just like a regular burrito but with fries - proving that occasionally the West Coast can be just as unhealthy as the Midwest). The huge space feels like a sports bar, and is perfect for big groups who want to hang out and watch a game.
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Parlor Pizza, where you can day party outside likes it’s college again and eat some pizza in the process.
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25 Degrees is a solid, dimly-lit burger and beer kind of spot in River North. We approve.
A classic diner with some Swedish inspiration and awesome cinnamon rolls. You need cinnamon rolls.
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