45 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Chicago.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Gadabout is a restaurant in Andersonville with an all-over-the-place menu, but really good food.
Little Victories is a bar in Wicker Park that’s great for an early-in-the-game date
Cellar Door Provisions is an excellent cafe and restaurant in Logan Square that’s useful for a lot of situations.
Alulu is a small brew pub in Pilsen with inventive beers and excellent food.
Pilot Project in Logan Square is a taproom with a bunch of small-batch breweries under one roof.
The Long Room is a craft beer bar in Lakeview that's great for an early in the game date or catching up with friends.
Ipsento 606 is a coffee shop with a full bar that's great for early in the game dates.
Joe’s Imports is a wine bar and small plates place in the West Loop.
Kite String Cantina is a bar in Roscoe Village that serves bubbler cocktails and taquitos.
Kumiko is an upscale cocktail bar in the West Loop with high-end bar snacks and a tasting menu in the basement.
Avli Taverna is a restaurant and bar in Lincoln Park serving modern Greek food as well as Greek wines and cocktails.