162 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in Chicago.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
Chef’s Special is a very good Chinese restaurant from the team behind Giant.
Gaijin is a great all-day Japanese restaurant specializing in okonomiyaki and kakigori.
Bárbaro is a taqueria in Humboldt Park with great cocktails and decent tacos.
Sunda is an Asian-fusion restaurant in River North that’s been around for a while, but still has great food.
Southport Lanes is a great neighborhood bar with a bowling alley and billiards tables.
The Grafton is an Irish pub in Lincoln Square with decent bar food and a great fireplace.
Mart Anthony is a casual Italian restaurant in the West Loop.
Carol’s is a country bar in Uptown that’s great for dancing to live music and eating at the bar.
Rooh is an upscale Indian restaurant in the West Loop with beautifully-plated, tasty food.
Maplewood is a Logan Square brew pub that has great craft beer and food, and feels like a neighborhood bar.
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.