Theater On The Lake is an event space that’s right on Lake Michigan, with a lawn leading up to the water. But the restaurant (complete with patio) is open to the public. Come here for a burger and snacks - we especially like the pimento cheese spread - with a view of the lake. It’s way better than fighting the crowds at North Beach.
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Kingston Mines has late-night blues and BBQ - the best combination you can find in Lincoln Park.
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Scofflaw is a gin-focused cocktail lounge in Logan Square with solid food. They also give out free, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies at midnight.
Eris Brewery & Cider House
Eris Brewery serves cider, beer, and bar food in an old Masonic Temple in Old Irving Park.
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Somerset is a restaurant in the Gold Coast serving excellent American food that you should be eating immediately.
Smyth serves Virginia-inspired tasting menus in the West Loop, and it’s one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
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