Consistently one of our go-to spots in Wicker Park when we’re looking to hang over cocktails, possibly some food, and aren’t worried about watching sports on TV. Bangers & Lace is cool, but not so cool that you’d ever feel out of place. And we’re all about striking that happy medium between bro bar and being judged.
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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab
Joe’s is consistently one of the best steakhouses in town, and you shouldn’t even order steak. Stone crabs are where it’s at.
Baker Miller is a Lincoln Square bakery and cafe that mills their own flour. They make great savory and sweet items.
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3 Greens Market
3 Greens Market has a lot going on: Small Cheval burgers, Dillman’s pastrami, salad bar, coffee, booze, and ping pong. Feel free to hang out.
Pub Royale is an Anglo-Indian pub serving excellent cocktails and Indian inspired food. It’s a unique, delicious, and fun time.
Cold Storage is seafood bar attached to a steakhouse. Post up at the bar for oysters and other fresh fish.
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