Sometimes the food and drink are secondary...(Incidentally, these spots are all fabulous, and the studly staffers are simply icing on the cake.)
Go for the rib-sticking Southern fare during the week (the mac & cheese is legendary) and for the busy bar action on weekends. The open-air summer scene is especially nice.
Hands down, the best spot to dine on Michigan Ave. Snag a spot outside, let the server guide your wine choice, and save room for soft serve
Where gorgeous folks nosh amazing food. Go for big, meaty dishes, check out the killer beer list, and don't skip dessert. Always busy.
A stellar spot to watch the game (go upstairs for the projection screen) or drink al fresco. Come hungry because the food is both creative (kangaroo pops up on the menu) and tasty.
Bartenders are genius (and fun!) & can concoct potions tailored to your tastes. Plan to eat here & stick around for free cookies @ midnight!