This River North spot is themey - it’s a tiki bar serving tropical cocktails in mugs shaped like pineapples, conch shells, and mermaids (among other things). You can also get island-style dishes like coconut shrimp and pork skewers. It feels like a beach party, and is a great place to go with friends on a night when you want to forget you live in a city that has winter for six months of the year.
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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab
Joe’s is consistently one of the best steakhouses in town, and you shouldn’t even order steak. Stone crabs are where it’s at.
Sushi-san is an upbeat restaurant in River North with high-quality sushi and tasty small plates.
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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.
Pub Royale is an Anglo-Indian pub serving excellent cocktails and Indian inspired food. It’s a unique, delicious, and fun time.
Split Rail is a modern gastropub in Humboldt Park serving “reimagined American classics.”
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Somerset is a restaurant in the Gold Coast serving excellent American food that you should be eating immediately.
Scofflaw is a gin-focused cocktail lounge in Logan Square with solid food. They also give out free, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies at midnight.
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