If you're in the industry and need to release some steam, these are the bars/restos to do it at.
Pops for Champagne is the country's most esteemed Champagne bar w none of the stuffiness. 200 wines/bubbles on the menu pop my cork any day.
Although it's sorta lost its edge over the past 6 yrs, especially w the blow up of Hubbard St., Rockit has seriously good grub, including banging' burgers and salads.
In the mood for a kick-ass cocktail? Look no further than Lincoln Park's very own Barrelhouse Flat.
$2.50 to $3.50 per taco for some of the best corn tortilla-ed homemade tacos in town (do not miss the pork ones) - ay ai ai!