Reggies is a casual venue on the Near South Side that has live music, open mic comedy nights, and karaoke. It also has a great rooftop, which makes it ideal for a group hang in the summer. Especially if you’re more interested in beer, bar food, and getting loud than appreciating the view of State Street.
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Lobo Rey is a Mexican restaurant in the South Loop serving decent tacos, but not much else.
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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Split Rail is a modern gastropub in Humboldt Park serving “reimagined American classics.”
Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery
An upscale brewpub that's brewing their own beer and making quality food to go with it.
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Parlor Pizza, where you can day party outside likes it’s college again and eat some pizza in the process.
Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap
Jake Melnick’s is all about the wings. Firecracker wings in particular.
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