Consistently one of our go-to spots in Wicker Park when we’re looking to hang over cocktails, possibly some food, and aren’t worried about watching sports on TV. Bangers & Lace is cool, but not so cool that you’d ever feel out of place. And we’re all about striking that happy medium between bro bar and being judged.
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There’s no denying Big Star is an anchor tenant of the Wicker Park dining scene, but that doesn’t mean everyone feels the same way about it.
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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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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.
Like Brian Urlacher's former coverage skills or Dennis Rodman's hair, Dusek's has range.
Cold Storage is seafood bar attached to a steakhouse. Post up at the bar for oysters and other fresh fish.
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