Bordel

Bordel

Nestled in Chicago’s bustling Wicker Park neighborhood, Bordel is a speakeasy-style retreat with a hint of ’60s and ...
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Chop Shop

A butcher shop that makes room for a restaurant with solid drinks, Chop Shop is Wicker Park’s catchall neighborhood ...
Bangers and Lace Chicago beer bar

Bangers & Lace

This sausage (the bangers) and beer (the lace—a term for the doily of suds left after drinking down a beer) place ...
Big Star Chicago day drinking

Big Star

A little slice of Austin in Wicker Park, Big Star is about as country as Chicago gets—which is to say, not very. ...
The Violet Hour Chicago cocktail bars

Violet Hour

Not much has changed at the Violet Hour since it set the standard for Windy City cocktailing in 2009. In fact, after ...
Pub Royale Chicago

Pub Royale

Rarely are food and drink so well married as they are at this spot from Heisler Hospitality (Sportsman’s Club, ...
Estelle's Chicago

Estelle’s

Long, narrow and always packed, Estelle’s is an after-hours go-to thanks to its prime location in the heart of Wicker ...
Tapster Chicago

The Tapster

Perhaps the most unique user experience in Chicago’s bar scene, Tapster is a pour-your-own beer bar with a timely ...