Schubas Tavern & Harmony Grill
dress down for beer, live music, and a great restaurant that packs in
crowds, especially on the patio during warm-weather weekends.
Decorative Brickwork at Schubas Tavern & Harmony Grill
Four Farthings Tavern
casual, family-owned bar is a perfect spot to kick back with one of 18
beers on tap, a single-malt whisky, or a glass of wine.
Bar Louie on the Park
the chain’s signature wrap-around bar and bright mosaics, this bar is a
comfortable favorite for young professionals who appreciate the
moderately priced drinks, plenty of tap beers, and huge sandwiches.
The Duke of Perth
This Scottish pub hits the mark, with nearly 90 varieties of single-malt whisky and plenty of Celtic paraphernalia and music.
Amid chitchat and free pretzels, boisterous patrons play board games. Come early for the best choice.
John Barleycorn Memorial Pub
Disguised as a laundry during Prohibition, this cozy pub has been dispensing beer and spirits for over a hundred years.
Red Lion Pub
ex-pats hang here for a taste of home that fits the bill with plenty of
pints from across the pond. Upstairs is an outdoor deck for
Southport Lanes & Billiards
During the day, this is a laid-back bar: at night, a rowdy young crowd covets turns at the four hand-set bowling lanes.
The centrally positioned bar, promotes an open, Cheers-type
feel, with conversation flowing among patrons. TVs typically air
college sports, while dart boards provide participatory entertainment.
The Tin Lizzie
sports bar-and-dance club, Tin Lizzie is wall-to-wall with twenty- to
thirty somethings most weekend nights, when DJs spin a variety of tunes.
Unless otherwise stated, all bars and clubs are open daily and have DA. At weekends many stay open until 2/3am.
This pond-side restaurant (a former skaters “warming house”) serves up American gourmet cuisine.
2610 N. Cannon Dr
1 773 477 5845
Closed Mon, lunch (except Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, & Sun)
Tuxedoed staff set an elegant tone at this French special-occasion favorite.
Light French food is artfully designed by master chef Charlie Trotter at this internationally acclaimed restaurant.
816 W. Armitage Ave
1 773 248 6228
Closed Mon & Sun, lunch
The ultimate fondue in a romantic setting. Choose cheese or hot oil, or just opt for the divine chocolate dessert fondue.
340 W. Armitage Ave
1 773 281 9101
Chef Erwin Drechsler offers up a “melting-pot” cuisine, complemented by a superb wine list. Sunday brunch is a real treat.
Mexican food gets a fancy touch at this colorful restaurant. Nights get spirited as diners down huge margaritas.
Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
The perfect, low-key spot for getting messy with thick, saucy barbecue ribs. A back patio opens during warm weather.
655 W. Armitage Ave
312 337 1399
Closed Mon, Sat lunch
Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap
food, like macaroni cheese and apple pie, is the draw at this
family-friendly spot. The all-you-can-eat brunch gets packed.
1970 N. Lincoln Ave
312 642 0007
Closed Mon lunch
Known for its scrumptious breakfasts, this Swedish restaurant also serves lunch and dinner specialties such as meatballs.
929 W. Belmont Ave
1 773 348 2378
The wait for the generous portions of flavorful pastas, seafood, and chicken at this lively eatery is definitely worth it.
3311 N. Clark St.
1 773 281 3310