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Donostia

This tiny East Village tapas bar is a shrine to sherry and the Basque tradition of the pinxtos taverna—the ubiquitous incarnation of bar or tavern where locals gather to snack…

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Vera

Located in the white-hot Randolph Street area of the West Loop, this Spanish tapas restaurant run by husband-and-wife duo Mark and Liz Mendez has the feel of a family-run neighborhood…

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Mockingbird Hill

Derek Brown and Chantal Tseng's love letter to sherry, ham and coffee is just one piece of Brown's 7th Street empire (down the way are Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency, his…

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Trangallan

Tucked away opposite a fish and chip shop on Newington Green, Trangallan is not the most likely place to find what is perhaps the most interesting list of Spanish wines…

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Bellocq

Bellocq isn’t outwardly historic. Named after a famed photographer who secretly snapped shots of Storyville madams, it opened in 2011 and sits across a small courtyard from the lobby of…

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Nopa

Now a San Francisco classic, Nopa has one of the most reliable bars in the city, and it's the best bet for getting a seat when the line is out…

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The Hawthorne

Jackson Cannon's cocktail den below the Commonwealth Hotel meanders from bar room to weird hotel lounge with plenty of drinks to help you forget the zebra print chairs. From old…