You can't go wrong at this tiny, hidden venue where Chicago artists like Neko Case and Andrew Bird got their start. Rockilbilly, alt-country and other local bands take to the intimate stage nightly. Watch for Mark Bazer's Interview Show the first Friday of every month.
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.
My favorite place for sustainable, pasture raised pork, chicken and beef. Homemade sausages and daily sandwiches also awesome. Sign up for a pig butchering class- not to be missed. Thanks Rob and Allison!
1372 W Grand Ave, Chicago
Seafood and steak take on Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors at this West Town eatery.
695 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Went Sunday right as brunch was ending. was told could still order from brunch menu. out of chicken (for chicken & waffles). my friends both ordered burgers. waitress asked how…
491 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Old dudes mingle with youngins at this delightful dive. Wanna dance? Go for it. Craving a smoke? You can do that too...inside.
1200 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago
This Southern Italian restaurant has been pleasing palates of patrons and foodies alike with their home style, family recipes for over 25 years.
658 N Ashland Ave, Chicago
I was really excited to try this place out because of the reviews on yelp and seamless. So I ordered some pizza, ravioli, some sodas and a calzone from seamless for me and friends…
Butcher & Larder. The Butcher & Larder is good on so many levels; on their own and also for what they supply to local restaurants. Chicagoans can't get enough of their meat.… read more
Twisted Spoke. It's not posh like some of the bars on this list, but it's rooftop boasts an eclectic crowd and a great beer list. … read more
Hideout. Hidden in an industrial complex, the Hideout is in a class of its own. It's dive, but then again, it's not. The stage is great for music and talk shows. It's small, intimate but also the most friendly places you can go. Music fans love the Hideout. Literature fans love the Hideout. This place is just special and definite a must visit for all Chicagoans & Nerdfighters.… read more