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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Ramen Takeya is a reliable and safe bet of a ramen joint in Fulton Market. The hip space has a few tables and plenty of room at the counter bar.
Cold Storage is seafood bar attached to a steakhouse. Post up at the bar for oysters and other fresh fish.
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The Winchester is a neighborhood spot in Ukrainian Village that we like to hit for brunch.
The Breakfast Club & Grill
The Breakfast Club is a cute little neighborhood diner that's ideal for an easy breakfast, brunch, or lunch any day of the week.
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Limitless Coffee & Tea
Limitless is a coffee shop in the West Loop with excellent coffee and great food.
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