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Welcome to Chicago’s most diverse neighborhood, Lakeview East, home to Wrigley Field, Belmont Harbor, a thriving entertainment district, and over 300 different dining experiences that will satisfy your every culinary curiosity. This dynamic commercial district celebrates the exceptional and unparalleled flavors that local restaurants bring to our colorful community. From long-time neighborhood institutions to brand new, cutting-edge eateries, Lakeview East houses some of the best bites in the city of Chicago. Your delicious culinary journey awaits in Lakeview East. Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce 3138 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 348-8608 • Info@lakevieweast.com LakeviewEast.com
Front cover photo: Houndstooth Saloon UPDATED SUMMER 2022

Fine Dining .......................................... 4

Angelina Ristorante 4

Black & Caspian Wine Bistro 4

Ceres’ Table 5

Chilam Balam 5

Drew’s On Halsted 6

El Nuevo Mexicano 6

Figo Wine Bar 7 Mia Francesca 7 Mordecai 8

PR Italian Bistro 8

Select Cut Steakhouse 9

Sunset Phởo Caffe 9

Swift & Sons Tavern and Oyster Bar 10

The Gundis Kurdish Kitchen 10 Wood 11

Contemporary Casual Dining ..... 12

Barrel Cheese and Wine 13

Bites Asian Kitchen + Bar 13

DMK Burger Bar 13

DryHop Brewers 14

Duke of Perth 14

El Mariachi Tequila Bar and Grill 14 Hotel Zachary 15

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club 15

La Crêperie 15

Little Wok 16

Maison Marcel 16

Matisse Tavern and Grill 16

Mild2Spicy 17

Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed 17 Mortar & Pestle 17

Nano Sushi 18

Nori 18

Roebuck Pizza 18

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co 19

Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar 19

Uncommon Ground 19

Wake ‘n Bacon 20

Wilde Bar and Restaurant 20

Yellowtail Sushi and Asian Kitchen20 Supper Club 21

Casual Dining 22

Ann Sather Restaurants 23

Bernie's Tap and Grill 23

Bluebird 23

Breakfast House 24

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern 24

Buena Vista Restaurant 24

Casey Moran's 25

Cesar’s Killer Margaritas 25

Cheesie's Pub & Grub 25

Clark Street Dog 26 Country Club 26

Cozy Noodle & Rice 26

Crab King Cajun Boil & Bar 27

Deuce's Major League Bar 27

DS Tequila Company 27

Duffy's Tavern and Grill 28

Eggsperience Café 28

El Jardin Restaurant 28

Esencia Urban Kitchen 29

F. O'Mahony's 29

Full Shilling Public House 29 Hacienda D' Suarez 30

Happy Camper 30

Houndstooth Saloon 30

HVAC Pub 31

Irie Jerk Bar and Grill 31

Joy's Noodles and Rice 31

Kirkwood Bar & Grill 32

Kubo Chicago 32

La Biznaga #2 32 Lark 33

Lucky Strike Social 33 Lucky's Sandwich Co 33 Matilda +babyAtlas 34

Merkle's Bar & Grill 34

Moe's Cantina 34

Murphy's Bleachers 35

Musashiya Ramen 35 Nola Bar & Kitchen 35

Old Crow Smokehouse 36

The Original Pancake House 36 Pancake Café 36

Penny's Noodle Shop 37

Renaldi's Pizza 37

Rizzo's Bar & Inn 37

Roadhouse 66 Gas N' Grill 38

Roscoe's Tavern 38

Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden 38

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar and Grill & Dueling Pianos 39

Smoke Daddy 39

Stella's Diner 39

Stretch Bar & Grill 40

Strings Ramen 40 Tanuki Sushi 40

The Bagel 41

The Chicago Diner 41

The Cubby Bear Lounge 41

The Graystone Tavern 42

The Irish Oak 42

The River 42

The Sports Corner Bar and Grill 43

Trader Todd’s 43

Vaughan’s Pub 43 Vines on Clark 44

Wheat’s End Café 44 Zizi’s Café 44

Fast Casual 45

11 Degree North 46

Al’s Italian Beef 46 Banh Mi & Co. 46

Barangaroos Aussie Pies 47 Big & Little’s 47 Blaze 47

Bolívar and Lincoln 48

Bombay Wraps | Bombay Eats 48 bopNgrill 48 Brazilian Bowl 49 Cheba Hut 49

Chicago Bagel Authority 49 Crisp 50 Devil Dawgs 50 Epic Kitchens 50 Flub a Dub Chub 51 Foxtrot Market 51

IDOF Fresh Mediterranean 51 Mixteco 52

MoMo Factory 52

Ms. T's Southern Fried Chicken 52

Native Foods 53 Nori and Wasabi 53

Oasis Fresh 53

Panino’s Pizza 54

Poke Poké 54

Potbelly Sandwich 54

Raising Cane's 54 Recanto Brazilian Grill 55

Salad House 55

Shake Shack 56

Si-Pie Pizzeria 56 Sila's Mediterranean 56 Soupbox 57

Stand Up Burgers 57

Sugar Blow 57

Taste of New York Bagels & Deli 58

The Crepe Shop 58

Turkitch 58

Wow Bao 59

Zazas Pizzeria 59

Bakeries, Sweets, Coffee Shops, and Juice Bars 61

Bae Coffee Company 62

Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Café 62

Chicago Sugar Daddy 62

City Press Juice and Bottle 63 Coffee And Tea Exchange 63

Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken 63

Fancy Plants Café 64

Intelligentsia 64

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams 64

Jennivee's Bakery 65 Juice RX 65 Kilwin’s 65

Klein's Bakery & Café 66

Pedestrian Coffee 66 Rise Up Nutrition 66

Sundae Stop 67

Tea Ninja 67 Wake-N-Bakery 67

West Town Bakery & Tap 68

Windy City Sweets 68

2D Restaurant 68

Bars and Lounges ............................. 69

Bearded Lady Lounge 70

Berlin 70

Charlie’s Chicago 70

The Closet 71

Dram Shop 71

Friar Tuck 71

Gman Tavern 72

Harrigan’s Irish Pub 72

Lucky Dorr 72

Lucky Horseshoe 73

Monsignor Murphy's 73

Muse Spirits 73

North End 74

Replay Lakeview 74

Replay Lincoln Park 74

Sidetrack 75

Smartbar 75 Underground Lounge 75

Angelina Ristorante

ITALIAN

Angelina Ristorante is our neighborhood Italian bistro. Established in 1988, Angelina Ristorante has been serving classic Italian cuisine to the Lakeview community for over three decades. Angelina offers a cool and classic dining atmosphere and a seasonal menu. The staff will always do their best to contribute to an excellent dining experience. Join Angelina for a weekend brunch party every Saturday and Sunday with unlimited champagne.

Black & Caspian Wine Bistro

Two young entrepreneurs who come from countries with rich culinary history -Turkey, carrying the legacy of the Black Sea and Azerbaijan, of the Caspian Sea. Hence is the name, Black & Caspian Wine Bistro. Their goal - to marry modern Mediterranean food with wine. Black & Caspian chefs want their food to pair perfectly with their wines and to create a modern Mediterranean wine bistro that would make everyone feel home away from home. With a rotating seasonal menu and quaint outdoor patio during the summer months, Black and Caspian is a year-round destination for a great bite and elegant ambiance.

3561 N Broadway (773) 935-5933

angelinaristorante.com Offers Weekend Brunch

2908 N Broadway (773) 997-4461 theblackcaspian.com

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Chilam Balam

MEXICAN

Ceres’ Table features regional, Italian-inspired seasonal plates which pay homage to tradition with respect to the technique, process, and history of Italian cuisine. A reflection of the Italian lifestyle, Ceres’ Table has forged meaningful connections with Midwestern farmers in the spirit of cooking with in-season, local, and sustainable ingredients at every opportunity. In continuation of that philosophy, their chefs expand and adjust the menu to include what is available in the market and from its purveyors on a regular basis. Ceres’ Table’s 100% Italian-focused wine list showcases a sophisticated yet approachable variety, with more than 200 selections available by the bottle and 20 by the glass. Additionally, the craft cocktail program highlights both classics and house specialty cocktails. The bar opens daily at 5 PM.

3124 N Broadway (773) 922-4020 cerestable.com

Chilam Balam is a sustainably-minded BYOB restaurant serving Mexican tapas with a farm-fresh twist. Incorporating tasty, fresh ingredients, Chilam Balam designs all its dishes to share at the table. There are also many gluten-free options. After more than twelve years of being in business, the team has received several impressive accolades including the Chicago Michelin Bib Gourmand(2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), Chicago Magazine’s Best New Restaurant as well as Top Mexican Restaurants in Chicago.

3023 N Broadway (773) 296-6901 chilambalamchicago.com BYOB

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ITALIAN Ceres’ Table

Drew’s On Halsted

AMERICAN

Owner Drew Johnson is committed to keeping Drew’s on Halsted a preferred destination for years to come. This neighborhood favorite was established in Lakeview East in 1996. Cozy and elegant, Drew’s on Halsted features American classics plus an outstanding cocktail bar. Great food and impeccable service attract regulars and Chicago visitors for group or romantic dinners; a well-crafted seasonal martini, mimosa, or sangriainfused brunch with family or friends on the weekends; or happy hour Monday through Friday. Dishes are seasonal, honest, and sourced locally. Drew’s on Halsted is conveniently located half a block north of Blue Man Group’s Briar Street Theatre, and within walking distance from the Belmont Theater District boutique hotels, shopping, nightclubs and Wrigley Field.

3201 N Halsted (773) 244-9191 drewsonhalsted.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

El Nuevo Mexicano

MEXICAN

El Nuevo Mexicano Restaurant has been serving authentic Mexican food in the Lakeview East community since 1983, offering a wide variety of dishes including Carne Asada en salsa molcajete, Salmon en chipotle con duraznos, Pollo Asado en salsa molcajete and Camarones de coco. The menu is sure to please every palette. Elfego & Tere Rodriguez passed the apron strings to their niece, Maria Rodriguez, who has expanded three times, updated the interior, as well as the menu, and has branched out to vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, El Nuevo Mexicano has a private party room, a spacious outdoor patio, and a full-service bar.

2914 N Clark (773) 528-2131 elnuevomexicano.net

Offers Weekend Brunch

Vegan Options

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Figo Wine Bar Mia Francesca

ITALIAN | WINE BAR

Figo Wine Bar was born to bring a taste of Italy to Chicago locals and to indulge patrons in exquisite tastes inspired by an exquisite culture. At Figo Wine Bar, Italian food is more than just pizza and spaghetti - it’s bold, delicious and satisfying without being heavy. Sip on a variety of wines while you enjoy small plates in a comfortable atmosphere.

Since Restaurateur and Chef Scott Harris opened the doors to the original Mia Francesca location on North Clark Street in 1992, this restaurant has been a Lakeview East tradition. This small, welcoming trattoria offers handwritten menus of classic Italian favorites in an ambiance of casual sophistication, where simple food with quality ingredients and thoughtful service make a meal. The cooking is simple and rustic, the service is friendly, and the prices are fair. Mia Francesca created a trend in the Chicago restaurant scene that has become a benchmark for urban dining; it was one of the first restaurants to encourage the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance. Mia Francesca credits include Chicago Magazine’s Critic’s Choice- Rookie of the Year.

3207 N Sheffield (312) 819-6111 figowinebar.com

3311 N Clark (773) 281-3310 miafrancesca.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

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ITALIAN

NEW AMERICAN WHISKEY BAR

Mordecai is a neighborhood Wrigleyville bar & restaurant located inside Hotel Zachary and directly across from Wrigley Field. Their seasonal menus from Chef Michael McKinnell features a blend of traditional American classics and reimagined favorites, with a particular focus on sourcing fresh, local ingredients.

The rotating bar menu offers something for everyone, from classic cocktails and adventurous originals to local beer and some of their favorite wines. In addition to their cocktail menu, Mordecai has a back bar featuring one of the country’s most interesting collections of vintage and rare spirits, with a focus on rare bourbon.

Born and raised in Venice, Chef & Owner, Stefano Roman, arrived in Chicago at the age of 33. Brought up by the rich traditions of European home cooking, PR Italian Bistro specializes in rustic, bistro-style, awardwinning global cuisine. Stefano's talents are further showcased in his nightly blackboard menu where his creativity shines and dishes are composed based on his imaginative cravings and local market availability. With Stefano's creations at the forefront, the Bar at PR, headed up by partner & wife, Juliana Montebello-Roman, offers a curated international wine list and award-winning original cocktails. Knowledgeable, courteous, attentive service with a warm, inviting atmosphere, and beautiful outdoor café make PR Italian Bistro a must-see.

3632 N Clark (773) 269-5410 mordecaichicago.com

3908 N Sheridan (773) 404-8955 pritalianbistro.com

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Mordecai PR Italian Bistro ITALIAN

Select Cut Steakhouse is a family owned and operated Lakeview East staple that’s been around since 1994. Featuring only high-end Choice Beef, these steaks never disappoint! Plus, the famous burger was featured in the Top 5 Burgers by the Chicago Tribune. Enjoy the finest selection of seafood, ribs, and chicken that round out the menu and make for an All-American meal. Select your own steak size, toppings and sides for your perfect meal. Owners Tony and Gail put their heart and soul into making sure every customer is pleasantly satisfied after each visit.

This Vietnamese/ Yugoslavian fusion restaurant, beer garden, café, and bar is truly a hidden gem. With Pho soup being their specialty, amongst other items like their lemongrass chicken and frog legs, and one-of-a-kind spring rolls. The interior gives off an eclectic, vintage tavern vibe, with fixtures from the '50s. This small spot packs big flavors in all of their dishes and is a must-try in the neighborhood. 2808 N Halsted (773) 244-1500 selectcut.com

2856 N Clark (773) 275-2327 sunsetphocaffe.com

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Select Cut Steakhouse Sunset Phở Caffe AMERICAN | STEAK HOUSE VIETNAMESE

Swift & Sons Tavern and Oyster Bar

A home run in the heart of Wrigleyville, bring the family for a night out at Swift & Sons Tavern. It’s an elevated, but familiar, dining experience across from Wrigley Field serving up Chef Chris Pandel’s fresh, seasonal takes on American fare. Featuring a 30-foot fresh oyster bar the moment you walk in, you’ll be dazzled by the upscale yet comfortable dining experience. During the baseball season, it’s one of the best spots to bookend a Cubs game, and in the off-season, it’s a conveniently located hub for great food and quality family time. Plus, kids eat free every day from 4:30 PM to 6 PM!

The Gundis Kurdish Kitchen

KURDISH

The Gundis Kurdish Kitchen is Chicago’s first and only Kurdish restaurant. Under the direction of international Executive Chef Juan M. González, The Gundis offers a traditional family-style breakfast, a quick lunch bite, and a more formal dining experience. Since opening its doors in early January of 2017, The Gundis brings a truly authentic and eclectic Kurdish experience to Chicago’s food enthusiasts.

3600 N Clark (773) 360-0207 swiftandsonstavern.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

2909 N Clark (773) 904-8120 thegundis.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

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© Ally Straussner AMERICAN

Wood is the perfect mix of casual and fine dining. If you are looking for a nice dinner but are not in the mood to throw on that tux, this is right where you belong. With Accomplished Executive Chef Devin Kreller running the show, the menu shifts based on the seasons, and what’s fresh and can be locally sourced. His French techniques are shown in the food, creating a unique style mixing of cooking  Wood is proud to be a 6-time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner. The name “Wood” is inspired by the owner’s father who was a woodworker for over 50 years. The interior features tons of detailed wooden features, with a modern sleek aesthetic. If drinking is more of your thing, there are tons of fun craft cocktails, draft beers, and a variety of affordable glasses of wine.

Wood  3335 N Halsted (773) 935-9663 woodchicago.com
NEW AMERICAN

Contemporary Casual Dining

Bites Asian Kitchen + Bar Barrel Cheese and Wine

DMK Burger Bar

AMERICAN

Barrel Cheese and Wine is a chic and elegant addition to the Lakeview East neighborhood. Along with offering all the classic cocktails, Barrel Cheese and Wine offers experimental drinks like shaved iced-based cocktails. This spot boasts a romantic ambiance with low lighting and a fireplace. Barrel Cheese and Wine offers cheese and wine pairings that are sure to expand your palate.

Located 3 blocks south of Wrigley Field, BITES serves a variety of AsianAmerican comfort foods inspired by Chef Derek Intapura’s upbringing as a Thai-American. BITES presents unique and bold flavors in dishes like Tiger Tacos ,Crying Tiger (grilled marinated flank steak), General Tso’s Good Chicken Sandwich, YuzuOrange Chicken and Five-Spice Duck Ramen. BITES bar offers unique Asian influences,with cocktails made using only fresh ingredients. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5-6:30pm

Proudly serving 100% grass-fed beef patties, bison, and all natural turkey burgers paired with its legendary artisanal buns, DMK Burger Bar has been featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, awarded Best Fries in Chicago by Chicago Magazine, named one of the 10 Best Burgers In America by Fox News and named Chicago’s Most Iconic Burger by Eater. In 2017, franchise guru David Grossman joined restaurateur David Morton and 5-time James Beard Award nominee, Chef Michael Kornick, to launch DMK Burger Bar’s Franchise Program to take Chicago’s best burgers, truffle fries and shakes global.

2831 N Broadway (773) 857-1065

barrelcheeseandwine.com

3313 N Clark (773) 270-5972 biteskitchen.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

2954 N Sheffield (773) 360-8686 dmkburgerbar.com

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ASIAN FUSION | SUSHI MEDITERRANEAN | WINE BAR

DryHop Brewers

Duke Of Perth

AMERICAN SCOTTISH

DryHop is Lakeview East’s neighborhood brewery. The craftsmen at DryHop Brewers invite you to come and enjoy an ever-changing variety of beers spanning styles of experimental ales in addition to their year-round Shark Meets Hipster IPA. In the warmer months, you can head outside to their patio and enjoy a housemade pint in the sunshine. While you’re there enjoy what the Chicago Tribune rated as the best burger in Chicago in 2016. Or try a Neopolitan Style Pizza from their neighbor and sister restaurant Roebuck Pizza

This Scottish pub is one of a kind in Chicago. Unlimited fish and chips are served every Wednesday and Friday with claims that it’s better than any you’ve tasted over in the UK. Duke of Perth boasts an extremely cozy interior to match the extreme comfort food menu like the Haggis Pot and Tattie Skins. This pub proudly serves the city’s largest collection of single malt whiskeys. If you are not much of a whiskey drinker, they have a selection of some of the finest beers in the world.

El Mariachi Tequila Bar and Grill

MEXICAN

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill has been family-owned and operated for more than 26 years. They offer more genuine and unique experiences than your typical Mexican restaurant. Local favorites include handcrafted premium margaritas made with fresh purees, over 100 tequilas (100% blue agave), the best Quesabirria in town, and their famous guacamole prepared tableside topped with avocado oil. Step outside to the back of the restaurant to experience an outstanding large private patio that can accommodate up to 75 guests or book one of their private party rooms. Enjoy the weekend with a Bottomless Mimosa Brunch done with a Mexican twist. Next time you are in the neighborhood make sure to stop by and visit your amigos at El Mariachi!

3155 N Broadway (773) 857-3155

Dryhopchicago.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

2913 N Clark (773) 477-1741 dukeofperth.com

3906 N Broadway (773) 549-2932 facebook.com/ elmariachitequila

3420 N Broadway (773) 549-7020

Offers Weekend Brunch

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Hotel Zachary

AMERICAN

The Bar at Hotel Zachary in Wrigleyville is a magnificent space that acts as a lively social club. They offer breakfast in the morning and later in the evening, they offer bar service and casual fare dining. Whether you're staying the night in Hotel Zachary or meeting friends for a drink, the bar is the perfect gathering spot to enjoy delicious drinks and food. They even offer discounted nights for neighbors, so you can be a tourist in your own neighborhood!

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

AMERICAN | MARTINI LOUNGE

The Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is a premier destination venue for every type of occasion and every demographic. With an innovative martini and cocktail list of more than 200 offerings, upscale contemporary cuisine, and sleek “South Beach meets Hollywood” inspired decor. Catch a drag show featuring entertainment by the world-famous Kit Kat Divas. KitKat Lounge & Supper Club is truly a world-class entertainment hot-spot. The best place for dinner and a show or for divalicious brunch!

La Crêperie

Dubbed the oldest creperie in the US, La Crêperie has been bringing back customers for their delicious sweet and savory crepes and their international wine list for decades! Stop into their intimate space for a cozy, decadent dinner, or wander to their whimsically decorated hidden patio complete with a fountain and bistro lights for a true taste of Paris!

3630 N Clark

(773) 302-2300

hotelzachary.com

3700 N Halsted (773) 525-1111 kitkatchicago.com

Offers Brunch

2845 N Clark (773) 528-9050 lacreperiechicago.com

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FRENCH

Little Wok

ASIAN FUSION

Little Wok is a full-service restaurant that represents the culmination of a variety of Asian flavors. The extensive menu covers Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean fare. The traditional orange chicken, Mongolian beef and fresh sushi sashimi are among the best in the city. Little Wok offers both a modern and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a night out with friends and family, or date night. Little Wok also features a full bar, Al fresco dining, carry-out and delivery.

Delve into organic French-American fare and freshly baked pastries in Maison Marcel’s Parisian interior with bohemian-chic décor and lively atmosphere. Experience a unique French Fusion taste, accompanied by a twist that takes your experience to the next level. Try out the brunch menu on the weekends, sip coffee while you work or catch up with friends in the fun and eclectic space. Maison Marcel is also available for private dining and is able to be transformed for any kind of event.

GASTRO PUB

Known for their craft and specialty cocktails, Matisse Tavern and Grill boasts a wide menu that has something for everyone. This eclectic, intimate space boasts made-from-scratch items and a late night kitchen. During the cooler months, cozy up near their fireplace with a tasty craft cocktail. During the summer, their lush patio is the perfect place to cool off with an cold drink. Matisse is a year round neighborhood favorite.

3144 N Broadway (773) 525-8111 little-wok.com

3114 N Broadway (773) 661-6942 maison-marcel.com Weekend Brunch

674 W Diversey (773) 528-6670 matissetavernchicago.com

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Maison Marcel Matisse Tavern and Grill FRENCH

Mild2Spicy

INDIAN

Mild2Spicy has specialized in Indian Cuisine for more than 30 years. Offering a wide range of menu items from appetizers to full-fledged meals with dishes that are as authentic as they are flavorful, as well as specialty cocktails and Indian beer. Mild2Spicy focuses on excellent service, authentic ingredients, and classic dishes to satisfy every taste bud.

Milt's Barbecue For The Perplexed

BARBECUE | KOSHER

Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed is the place in Lakeview East for an elegantly casual meal, for all ages.It’s a gathering place, a community center without the pool, and part of the growing vitality of Lakeview East. From its high-quality meats smoked on-site, to its exemplary service, Milt’s aims to ensure that your visit is more than just a meal. Milt’s is the only Kosher restaurant (under cRc supervision) in Lakeview. Milt’s is committed to serving the community by donating a large portion of their profits back to local charities each month.

Mortar & Pestle

714 W Diversey (773) 661-6778

mild2spicy.net

3411 N Broadway (773) 661-6384 miltsbbq.com

BYOB

The first restaurant from Chef Stephen Ross, Mortar & Pestle brings an eclectic variety of globally inspired cuisine that is rooted in tradition. In short, Mortar & Pestle is about getting back to the basics, making everything by hand with high-quality ingredients. The stylish, sleek, and rustic interior is even built by the same chef cooking your food.

3108 N Broadway (773) 857-2087

mortarandpestlechicago.com Weekend Brunch

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NEW AMERICAN

Nano Sushi

Nori

JAPANESE

Nano Sushi is a BYOB establishment that serves delicious sushi, ramen, and other Chinese & Thai eats. Serving as a gathering place for friends, Nano Sushi has become a staple sushi bar in the Lakeview East neighborhood. This intimate, low lit space is perfect for a first date or catching up with loved ones over Thai & Chinese food.

Flavorful, creative sushi, sashimi, signature Maki, hot noodles and unique desserts help make Nori one of the best Japanese spots in Lakeview East. Every morning they get shipments of fresh fish that will end up on your plate for lunchtime sashimi. Conveniently located near the Diversey Brown Line, it’s the perfect way to end your commute. The owners’ camaraderie is conveyed throughout the environment at Nori. The culture, the staff, the atmosphere, and the experience all work together to provide a top-notch dining experience. Plus, it’s BYOB so bring your favorite spirit or wine and enjoy the wonderful ambiance and flavorful menu!

Roebuck Pizza

Roebuck Pizza makes Neopolitan-style, wild-fermented pizzas from a woodfired oven. Plenty of pizza options that are sure to please the whole crew. Enjoy seasonal craft cocktails or housebrewed beer from DryHop Brewers.

3955 N Broadway (773) 525-6266 nanorestaurant.com

954 W Diversey (773) 904-1000 norichicago.com

3159 N Broadway (773) 857-2229 roebuckpizza.com Weekend Brunch

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THAI | CHINESE | SUSHI PIZZERIA

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co

Smylie Brothers is a craft brewery and smokehouse that opened in 2021! They have excellent BBQ food and a wide range of house-made beers that are so tasty, you might have to try them all. The atmosphere feels like a brewery within a barn. The rustic industrial decor makes this local brewer stand out aesthetically. Their in-house brewing system can be seen on display throughout the restaurant, so you know you'll have the freshest brews around!

Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar

JAPANESE

Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar is a fast, fresh, fun and affordable way to enjoy all your favorite sushi combinations. At Sushi + you can grab various plates from the conveyor belt or order with a tablet at your table and your plate will be delivered to your table by an electric car. Sushi + is more than just sushi: it also offers Ramen, bento boxes, fried rice, noodles, yakitori and much more. The first restaurant location opened in Aurora, Illinois back in 2013 and the second in the heart of Lakeview East in 2017.

Uncommon Ground

AMERICAN | BREWERY

Uncommon Ground is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner daily, featuring contemporary comfort cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, regional, organic ingredients. Uncommon Ground’s own Greenstar Brewing is attached to the restaurant and features an everchanging selection of seasonal and certified organic beer. The bar features house-infused organic cocktails and an eclectic American wine list. Enjoy the organic vegetable-lined sidewalk café in the summer and two warm, cozy fireplaces in the winter. Along with serving delicious food, Uncommon Ground regularly features music acts in their intimate acoustic setting.

3827 N Broadway (773) 857-0631 smyliebros.com

3219 N Broadway (872) 802-0980 rotarysushi.com

3800 N Clark (773) 929-3680 uncommonground.com

Offers Daily Brunch

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BBQ | BREWERY

Wake ‘n Bacon is an Instagram-worthy brunch restaurant that incorporates fun, good food, and aesthetics all in one visit! A popular destination for the see and be seen crowd, the interior is like a whimsical fairyland as tons of bright-pastel colored flowers hang on the ceiling creating the perfect photo backdrop for their guests. Wake ‘n Bacon serves food + drinks with an Asian, Latin, and American influence. The bar features craft beers and mixologistcurated cocktails. Be sure to take a group photo at the free photo mirror and stick your polaroid on their photo wall. In the summer, enjoy the outdoor patio and dine on the beautiful swing set dining table. The name of this brunch spot and the address, 420 W. Belmont Ave. are a nod to the fact that you can add hemp extract to any of the meals and drinks!

420 W Belmont (773) 880-5100

eatwakenbacon.com

An upscale Irish Bar and Restaurant located in the heart of Lakeview East, Wilde Bar & Restaurant provides a luxurious ambiance where guests will find a welcomed change from the usual Irish bar experience. Whether you partake in libations at one of the two Brunswick bars, dine with friends in the comfortable leather booths, or cozy up by the fireplace in the grand library, you are guaranteed an experience that is sure to warm your heart. With an extensive drink selection, you are sure to find the perfect food and drink pairing. Wilde offers upscale comfort food ranging from chicken pot pie to classic fish & chips. Don’t forget to join the team for brunch every Saturday and Sunday!

3130 N Broadway (773) 244-0404 wildechicago.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

Boasting exceptionally fresh and authentic Japanese cuisine, Yellowtail is dedicated to integrating seasonal ingredients into the regularly evolving menu, in the company of the delectable house-made sauces. Patrons will savor sushi classics like the beloved Spicy Tuna Crunch Roll or California Roll, or more unique offerings like the Kudo Maki with shrimp tempura, avocado rolled in tempura crunch topped with kudo sauce and cilantro. Their ambiance is warm and alluring with high vaulted ceilings and classic accents. Their executive Chef Will has been working behind the sushi bar for more than 30 years and his experience in the world of sushi brings international talent and flavor to this cozy BYOB neighborhood gem.

3136 N Broadway (773) 345-8935 yellowtailchicago.com

BYOB

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Wake ‘n Bacon  Wilde Bar and Restaurant Yellowtail Sushi and Asian Kitchen AMERICAN | IRISH ASIAN | SUSHI ASIAN | LATIN | AMERICAN BRUNCH
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Casual Dining

Ann Sather Restaurants

When the Swedish owners of a local restaurant on Belmont decided to retire after 60 years, a woman named Ann Sather decided to quit her job and open her own diner – now known as Ann Sather Restaurant. Her devotion to wholesome, made- from-scratch food, low prices and hard work became legendary in Lakeview. In 1981, after searching for a successor, Ann finally sold the restaurant to Tom Tunney, who is currently the Alderman of the 44th Ward in Chicago. Make sure to try one of Ann Sather’s famous cinnamon rolls!

Bernie's Tap and Grill

AMERICAN

Bernie’s Tap & Grill has been familyowned and operated since 1954. Located across from Wrigley Field (on Clark and Waveland) Bernie’s invites a lively atmosphere for Cubs fans to meet with friends and family before and after home games and events. All other times you will find the relaxed yet fun atmosphere of a Chicago neighborhood pub in the heart of Wrigleyville. Great food, amazing staff, 4 full-service bars on 2 floors, free shuffleboard, sidewalk patio cafe, and beer garden.

Bluebird

AMERICAN

909 W Belmont

(773) 348-2378

BYOB

3415 N Broadway (773) 305-0024 annsather.com

3664 N Clark St (773) 525-1898 bernieschicago.com

Serving American comfort food for lunch and early dinner, this relaxed Lakeview East cafe strives to deliver the best service daily. Patrons order at the counter and food is run to the tables in a minimalist setting of neutral tones, wood furnishings and a whitewashed tin ceiling. Everything is made in house and sourced locally. Choose from comfort dishes like the Fried Chicken Sandwich, Shrimp Po’ Boy, or a unique twist on classic dishes like the Bacon Jam Burger and Duck Fat Fries. And don’t forget to try the Truffle Burger, which was featured in Eater’s Best Burger list! 2863 N Clark (773) 661-1531 bluebirdchi.com

SWEDISH | BREAKFAST
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Breakfast House

BREAKFAST

Breakfast House is a favorite Chicagoan spot to enjoy the most important meal of the day. They make sure all of the ingredients are fresh and each dish is perfectly made. Their menu is served 7 days a week until 3 PM, and it includes their blend of Intelligensia roasted coffee and their signature meals like homemade pancakes and the Breakfast House Hash. Start your day off right with Breakfast House!

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern

Buena

Vista

Restaurant

Located next door to the historic Wrigley Field, Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern delivers a memorable and elevated dining experience with four expansive bars, two outdoor terraces and stunning views of Wrigley and the Chicago skyline. Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern provides locals and visitors a year-round gathering space to celebrate while feasting on a robust menu of classic sports-bar fare matched with a new twist on tavernstyle dining and cold craft beer.

Buena Vista Restaurant is the premier carry out Mexican cuisine in Lakeview East. Family owned and operated since 2004, the Ramirez family personally oversees all activities in the restaurant, from serving to cooking! You will be thrilled with the quality of the food and the excellent service you receive. The Ramirez family prides itself on having a family member in Buena Vista at all times to serve the neighborhood family. Stop by today or order online and have a great meal delivered directly to your home.

3928 N Sheridan (773) 360-8585 breakfast-house.com

3647 N Clark (773) 377-4770 brickhousetavernchi.com

3147 N Broadway (773) 871-5782 buenachicago.com BYOB

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AMERICAN MEXICAN

Casey Moran's

Cesar’s Killer Margaritas   Cheesie's Pub & Grub

MEXICAN

AMERICAN

Casey Moran’s has been hitting a home run with Cubs fans for nearly 15 years as the area’s premier Irish sports bar in the shadow of Wrigley Field. Menu favorites include the Pot O’Gold Irish Cheddar Fondue, the Jamo Slider which features house-made Jameson BBQ pulled pork, and a large selection of craft beers and Irish whiskeys. Five fully-stocked bars, a spacious beer garden with a retractable roof, delicious food, extensive drink selections and the gorgeous Ivy Lounge Rooftop make Casey Moran’s a local and visitor crowd favorite.

Cesar's is the home of killer margaritas. This family-owned spot serves authentic Mexican food to the Lakeview East community. Their atmosphere consists of great aromas, luscious drinks, big smiles, spacious seating, and friendly staff. They make 50 menu items by hand and to order, and even their chips are handmade! If you like margaritas, Cesars is the spot for you. They have over 12 flavors, and Cesars encourages you to get creative. Check out this popular spot to get your authentic Mexican kick!

Cheesie’s was established in 2011 by CEO and Founder Chris Johnston. While working throughout many different industries, the bar and restaurant world is where he felt at home. With 14 years of experience under his belt, the drive to not be held down by the man combined with the fact that close to 100 million grilled cheese sandwiches are consumed annually, the idea of Cheesie’s came to him. Visit Cheesie’s Pub & Grub 7 days a week, open daily at 11 AM.

3660 N Clark (773) 755-4444 caseymorans.com

2924 N Broadway (773) 296-9097 killermargaritas.com

3166 N Clark (773) 248-2835 killermargaritasclark.com

958 - 64 W Belmont (773) 388-1574 cheesies.com

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AMERICAN | IRISH

Clark Street Dog

Since 1977, Clark Street Dog has been serving Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood area delicious Chicagostyle food and drink. The restaurant has become known for their Clark Street Dogs, a play on the Chicago Dog made from premium hand encased meats served with mustard, onion, relish, tomato, pickle and sport peppers. They also serve a top-rated house made Chicago Philly Steak, Italian Beef and the fan-favorite cheese fries. The variety of menu items are always fresh, never frozen and cooked to order. Clark Street Dog supports the City of Chicago by using locally sourced products.

The Country Club is bringing Southern vibes to Chicago. Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, the Country Club is the perfect pre or post-game spot. Along with having a full bar, this honky tonk spot offers a southern comfort menu. Party packages and table reservations are available. They also have themed nights, so check out The Country Club for a fun night out any day of the week.

Cozy Noodles & Rice is the coziest spot in town! This restaurant has an extensive pan-Asian menu. Different from your usual traditional Thai restaurants, Cozy's ambiance is playful and colorful. Look inside to see hundreds of tiny toys stuck to the walls. Enjoy dishes like Crispy Pad Thai, Spicy Panang Curry, and Thai Garlic and Pepper Chicken all in this whimsical little noodle house!

3040 N Clark (773) 281-6690 clarkstdog.com

3462 N Clark (773) 975-2010 thecountryclubchicago.com

3456 N Sheffield (773) 327-0100 cozychicago.com

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Country Club Cozy Noodle & Rice BAR & GRILL ASIAN AMERICAN

SEAFOOD

Crab King Cajun Boil & Bar is brand new to the Lakeview East neighborhood! Serving up authentic cajun bites, this new spot is determined to be the best seafood restaurant in town. They have all your seafood favorites, including fried shrimp, fried calamari, lobster, Snow and King crab, and more! They specialize in authentic seafood boils that you can share with your friends and family. Let Crab King Cajun Boil & Bar satisfy your seafood craving, and go visit them on 3443 N. Broadway!

Deuce's Major League Bar DS Tequila Company

AMERICAN

Deuce’s Major League Bar offers guests an unparalleled drinking and dining experience in Wrigleyville. The large outdoor patio featuring private cabanas and a reflecting fountain is a crowd favorite for al fresco drinking and dining, along with the upper level “Diamond Club” lounge. Featuring a wide selection of gourmet burgers and inventive bites such as the “Flaming Cheeto Walking Taco,” Deuce’s breaks the mold on traditional barfare. A massive selection of whiskey is available inside the 1st floor Whiskey Bar along with a wide selection of specialty cocktails.

TEX-MEX

D.S. Tequila Company is a fun, casual Tex-Mex style bar and restaurant on Halsted Street. Experience awesome burgers, tacos and premium tequila, setting the standard for good times and unforgettable memories. Burgers are made with 100% Prime Beef and tortillas are made fresh, by hand, daily in the kitchen. Try D.S. Tequila’s specialty tequila cocktails, margaritas, and frozen drinks made with premium tequila. Stop in for the biggest burger on Halsted Street (Winner of Best Burger 2017 & 2018 – Roscoe Village Burger Fest) or try the tacos (Winner of Best Taco 2018 – Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest) or enjoy the tallest pile of loaded nachos this side of the border.

3443 N Broadway

(773) 999-9886 crabkinglakeview.com

3505 N Clark (833) 466-3758 deucesmlb.com

3352 N Halsted (773) 697-9127 dstequila.com

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Duffy's Tavern and Grill

AMERICAN

Duffy's Tavern and Grill is the perfect neighborhood spot for a great drink and even better food. This Michigan Bar has bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's every Saturday and Sunday, and they offer a variety of events weekly. Duffy's prides itself on offering delicious food and elegant service at casual prices, and that's what makes Duffy's the perfect spot to catch a game or catch up with friends.

Eggsperience Café

Everything about Eggsperience Café is bright, warm, and sunny. Orange and yellow walls surround each dining room, which make ideal places to sip Ghirardelli hot chocolate or espresso beverages. Even the food is colorful. Fresh fruits—either in solid or juice form—complement dishes such as the Mediterranean omelette, baked in the French style and filled with a vibrant medley of spinach, tomatoes, olives, and imported feta cheese.

El Jardin Restaurant

Since 1967, El Jardin has served locals and visitors a “South of the Border” adventure featuring authentic Mexican cuisine in a fiesta atmosphere. Start your journey with the infamous El Jardin “Urban Legend” margarita, on the rocks with a lightly salted rim. As you sip your way through this frosty delight, add fresh avocado Guacamole with warm chips, and select from a wide selection of popular Mexican dishes including sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas and tostadas. El Jardin is open year-round for lunch and dinner. Located just three blocks south of Wrigley Field, the outdoor patio garden is the perfect setting for pre and post Cubs game celebrations.

420 W Diversey (773) 549-9090 duffys-tavern.com

3233 N Broadway (773) 904-8802 eggsperiencecafe.com

Offers Weekend

3335 N Clark (773) 528-6775 eljardinchicago.com

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AMERICAN MEXICAN
Brunch BYOB

Esencia Urban Kitchen is a family owned and operated Mexican café. Since opening their doors in 2013, the family strives to bring the essence of Mexico City to Chicago, using fresh ingredients and from-scratch recipes. The restaurant also offers catering, private parties, and retail items like their fresh house-made granola. Signature menu items include buttermilk biscuits, poblano eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, tostadas & enchiladas, and many more seasonal favorites.

F. O'Mahony's is an Irish Pub that sits comfortably on the corner of Waveland and Broadway. This Pub offers both late hours and brunch service. F. O'Mahony's is sure to have a sports game playing at all times, so come for the game and stay for a drink. They have a full bar, a tasty and diverse menu, and great service. Whether you enjoy the ambiance inside or decide to relax on their lush, streetside patio, F. O'Mahony's has it all.

Full Shilling Public House

Located on N. Clark St, Full Shilling Public House is the oldest Irish bar in Wrigleyville. They are proud to be known as a local hangout for the neighborhood. With huge flat-screen TVs situated around the bar, it's the perfect spot for a game day. They have a full bar and offer Americanstyle bites as well, so head on over to Full Shilling Pub for good booze and good company.

3351 N Broadway (773) 472-8553 esenciachicago.com

Offers Weekend Brunch BYOB

3701 N Broadway (773) 549-0226

3724 N Clark (773) 248-3330 fullshillingpub.com

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Esencia Urban Kitchen F. O'Mahony's MEXICAN IRISH | TAVERN IRISH | GASTRO PUB

MEXICAN

This family-owned business serves authentic Mexican food, including their notable tacos and Cazuelas. Established in 2020, this impressive restaurant is already a neighborhood staple. They offer dine-in and delivery options, and they have a large food and drink menu. They regularly have live music and celebrate special events, so grab some delicious food and stay for a good time at their location on N. Clark.

3466A N Clark (773) 360-7235

haciendadesuarezlv.com

Happy Camper

Houndstooth Saloon PIZZA | AMERICAN

SOUTHERN

This colorful, disco ball covered restaurant on Clark is perfect for a celebration or a night out. Happy Camper is a trendy and upbeat spot for having a great time and even better pizza and drinks. Their drink menu features fun and colorful cocktails that are sure to jumpstart your night. With picture perfect seating areas, delicious food, and great company, you will be a happy camper by the end of your meal!

Located in the heart of Chicago’s upbeat Wrigleyville neighborhood, Houndstooth Saloon is the go-to Alabama-centric country bar with honky-tonk music 7 days a week, 40-ounce beers and a Southern- inspired menu. The rustic yet lively space is highly spirited with memorabilia of all Alabama University sports teams. The chefs pay homage to various southern delicacies with tasty bar bites, including the ‘Bama burger, mac & cheese, market fresh gulf jumbo shrimp, and house-smoked chicken and pork sandwiches.

3458 N Clark (312) 872-5959 happycamper.pizza/wrigley

3369 N. Clark (773) 244-1166 houndstoothchicago.com

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Hacienda D' Suarez

HVAC Pub

Irie Jerk Bar and Grill

CARIBBEAN

HVAC Pub offers creative pizzas, an extensive beer selection, tasty cocktails, and incredible entertainment with live DJs and bands weekly. This bi-level space has plenty of TVs, too, so whether you're looking to party it up on the weekends, or just enjoy a tasty dinner and catch a game, HVAC is the perfect mix of lively and laid-back.

Serving authentic Caribbean food, Irie Jerk Bar & Grill is a chic restaurant offering fine dining with impeccable service. The restaurant combines culinary experience with an atmosphere of relaxation. The dishes have an authentic Caribbean flavor that complements their fusion to satisfy any culinary plate. Their signature Jerk Chicken and Reggae pasta are marinated in Jerk seasoning to give a delicious, mouthwatering explosion of flavors. Along with the delicious food, the restaurant has a full bar, stocked with multiple top shelf liquors and many signature cocktails, completing the Irie experience.

Joy's Noodles and Rice

Joy’s Noodles & Rice is good, simple Asian fare, with a variety of noodles, curry and rice dishes. Bite-sized baby egg rolls are savory, while the hot and sour Tom Yum soup is a meal in itself, brimming with mushrooms and tomatoes – perfect for warming up on a cold day. Pad Thai is another customer favorite, and Lard Na (fried wide rice noodles topped with chicken and broccoli in gravy) is very flavorful and mildly spicy.

3530 N Clark (773) 789-8864

hvacpubwrigley.com

3404 N Clark (872) 802-4999 iriejerkbargrill.com

3257 N Broadway (773) 327-8330 joysnoodlesandrice.com

BYOB

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AMERICAN | CONCERT CLUB THAI

FILIPINO

Kirkwood’s guiding principle is that great drinks and a great food selection coupled with a friendly, attentive and an unpretentious staff will result in a positive and powerful relationship between Lakeview East and its neighbors. Kirkwood features multiple TVs to watch your favorite sports game and a fully-stocked bar, plus a huge patio for al fresco dining and drinking during the warm months.

A Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut) or simply "Kubo," is a traditional Filipino dwelling place made of green materials, such as nipa leaves for the roof and split bamboo for the walls and floor. It is considered a key part of their cultural heritage, a symbol of togetherness, and is distinctly Filipino. The owners wanted to reflect that authentic Filipino culture in their restaurant by offering a variety of Filipino cuisine, with a twist, to sit well with those unfamiliar with Filipino cuisine. Indulge in family style dining without any plates and silverware, eating off of banana leaves. Kubo also has a pet friendly area, ideal for diners who have their family pets tagging along.

La Biznaga #2

MEXICAN

Tacos, Tortas, Tamales, oh my! La Biznaga #2 opened in 2021 and is making waves for its fresh ingredients, large portions, and unmistakable familyowned vibes. La Biznaga is the place where good cooking and fantastic vibes meet. Their menu strives to be equally delicious and affordable. Showcasing the diversity of Mexican cuisine through their meals, find something new every time you come to this local Mamá & Papá Taqueria!

2934 N Sheffield (773) 770-0700 kirkwoodbar.com

1232 W Belmont (773) 857-1408 kubochicago.com

3555 N Broadway (773) 857-5110 orderlabiznaga.com

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Kirkwood Bar & Grill Kubo Chicago AMERICAN

Lark Lucky Strike Social Lucky's Sandwich Co

AMERICAN | ENTERTAINMENT

AMERICAN

Lark, located in Chicago’s North Halsted neighborhood, has been a casual, relaxed neighborhood gathering spot for decades. Lark’s dining experience is hip, friendly and fun, perfect for date nights, groups, weekday dinner or weekend brunch with the family. The food menu features the best casual comfort food including artisan wood-fired pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and entrées. The cocktail menu features whimsical, refreshing cocktails that compliment Lark’s spacious outdoor patio and casual vibe. The walnut-finished oak bar features craft beers, an extensive wine selection, signature cocktails, and their popular mule drinks. Play one of their classic board games while you cozy up by the fire in the winter or enjoy brunch out on our patio during the sunny months.

3441 N Halsted (773) 799-8968 larkchicago.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

Lucky Strike at Wrigleyville is 30,000 square feet of ridiculous fun, featuring two video walls, 4k screens, 8 lanes, and over 100 arcade games! Before you hit the lanes, fuel your fun with delicious menu options like their Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese bites or a classic Cheeseburger, then top it off with their flavorful Pink Elephant cocktail. Whether it’s date night or a day of family fun, Lucky Strike has something for everyone!

Lucky’s Sandwich Company is located in the heart of Wrigleyville at 3472 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Featured on Man vs. Food, as well as Chicago’s Best, their sandwiches are well-known among foodies. Try your luck at The Lucky’s Challenge by eating three sandwiches in one hour and you just might earn your place on the wall of fame. For those who aren’t looking to be challenged with food, there are several other sandwich choices that will fill you up all the same. This is the perfect spot to grab a sandwich and a drink before or after any Cubs game –or any other day for that matter!

1027 W Addison (872) 206-6740 luckystrikeent.com/locations/ chicago-at-wrigleyville/

3472 N Clark (773) 549-0665 luckysandwich.com

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AMERICAN

Matilda +babyAtlas Merkle's Bar & Grill

Matilda has been a neighborhood favorite since 1994. Known for their extensive craft beer and cocktail collections, they have a menu that will pair perfectly with just about any drink you order! In their downstairs speakeasy babyAtlas, enjoy an all-night dance party with live DJs.

During the day, Merkle's is a relaxed neighborhood bar with a large rotating beer list and tasty American pub eats, perfect for watching the Cubs play. At night, live music takes center stage, and you can enjoy dancing the night away! Regular events throughout the week like pub trivia and happy hour specials make Merkle's a local go-to.

Moe's Cantina

MEXICAN

Mexican cuisine consists of many different regional styles depending on the climate of the area. Northern Mexico’s desert climate supports a large livestock population which led to the region’s meat-based dishes. The ranching culture’s historical use of wood fire and outdoor cooking is what developed the distinct smoky flavors that are still loved today. This delicious tradition and generations-old family recipes from Moe’s Cantina founder Sammy Sanchez is the foundation of the restaurant’s extensive list of locally inspired tacos, steak and mesquite grilled skewers!

3101 N Sheffield (773) 883-4400 matilda-babyatlas.com

3516 N Clark (773) 244-1025 merkleschicago.com

3518 N Clark (773) 248-0002 moescantina.com/wrigleyville

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NEW AMERICAN | GASTRO PUB AMERICAN

Murphy’s Bleachers has been a fixture in Wrigleyville for nearly 80 years and has been a favorite of Cubs fans for generations. Their patio sits in the shadow of the stadium and on game day is filled with fans ready to cheer on the Cubs. Murphy’s has a wide beer selection and classic pub fare that will make you feel the classic American baseball vibes. Their patio is pup-friendly, so when it isn’t game day, it’s the perfect place to stop by on a neighborhood walk of your furry friend for a cold drink. The inside of the bar is sprawling and filled with so much authentic baseball regalia that you would think you’re inside a Cubs museum! This historic staple of Wrigleyville is a must see!

3655 N Sheffield (773) 281-5356 murphysbleachers.com

New to the neighborhood, Musashiya Ramen has quickly become one of Lakeview's premier ramen shops. With tried and true classic dishes and the option to customize almost any ramen dish on the menu, you're bound to enjoy the warmth and comfort all of their ramen dishes bring! The Gyoza and Fried Pork Cutlets in Curry Rice are fan favorites as well, with tasty flavor profiles and large portions.

New Orleans might seem like a world away, but Nola Bar & Kitchen takes you steps away from some of the best Cajun and Creole dishes north of the Bayou. They want to create a place that is every bit as cozy as the neighborhood in the French Quarter, be it Bourbon Street or Clark Street. They will warm you up with their creative takes on classic Cajun dishes and house-crafted cocktails, and the fun doesn’t stop with the menu: walk through the doors and step right into Mardi Gras, catch the next LSU game, belt out a tune at karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, or leave your stress behind and have a few laughs at comedy night.

2938 N Broadway (773) 360-1657 musashiyaramen.com

BYOB

3481 N Clark (773) 661-1873 nolachicago.com

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Murphy's Bleachers Musashiya Ramen  Nola Bar & Kitchen RAMEN | ASIAN AMERICAN CAJAN

Old Crow Smokehouse

BARBEQUE

The Original Pancake House

AMERICAN | BREAKFAST

thick, lip-

Old Crow Smokehouse brings the best barbeque styles from the Carolinas, Memphis, Kansas City and Texas. Enjoy Southern cocktails at the super friendly bar and meet friends for one of the best communal dining experiences in Chicago! Get your country on as you enjoy Old Crow’s baby back ribs and Front Porch Punch, while you listen to live country tunes every Friday and Saturday night.

Calling Chicago home for over 45 years, The Original Pancake House, a 3rd generation family-owned neighborhood favorite, recently moved to Lakeview East at 616 W. Diversey Parkway from their original location at 2020 Lincoln Park West. Make sure to try the worldfamous apple pancake, made with Granny Smith apples and smothered with a cinnamon sugar glaze.

Pancake Café

AMERICAN | BREAKFAST

Pancake Cafe has your most important meal of the day covered! Even though they are best known for their mouthwatering pancakes, Pancake Cafe has an extensive menu. They also serve traditional breakfast dishes like biscuits & gravy, omelets, eggs benedict, and more. Their location on N. Broadway has a full bar with happy hour and original drink creations.

3506 N Clark (773) 537-4452

oldcrowsmokehouse.com

616 W Diversey (773) 929-8130 ophchicagoland.com

3805 N Broadway (773) 270-5301 pancakecafe.com

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The Original Pancake House was established at 2020 Lincoln Park West over 45 years ago and is a 3rd generation owned neighborhood favorite! Now located at 616 W. Diversey Parkway, be sure to stop in for the world famous apple pancake, made with Granny Smith apples, smothered in a smacking cinnamon glaze. For more information, visit us at www.ophChicagoland.com

Penny's Noodle Shop Renaldi's

NOODLE HOUSE

Featuring recipes passed down for generations, Chicago's original Pan-Asian Noodle Shop, Penny's takes on classic dishes from Vietnam, Japan, China and her native Thailand. Specialties include Pad Thai, Lad Nar, Pad Se Eu, Viet Spring Rolls, Ramen, Gyoza, & Wonton Soup. Order it as spicy as you like! You can even have Penny’s cater your next event. No matter where you are from, Penny’s will taste like home.

ITALIAN

Frank and the gang invite you to visit an honest, clean and valued pizzeria. For more than 50 years Frank has satisfied Chicago taste buds with tasty food and superb attitude. Old World Italian recipes are the secret to Renaldi’s success. Every meal is prepared with top grade ingredients: lean meat, fresh poultry, real cheese, unbleached flour and nothing but the freshest vegetables. Frank prides himself on a health-conscious menu to satisfy customers’ nutritional needs. Renaldi’s also takes great pride in introducing for the first time to the United States Spingione’s Pizza. Spingione means “light and fluffy” in Sicilian; you will find all the toppings are light in weight and the crust has a very fluffy texture.

Rizzo's Bar & Inn

AMERICAN

Since 1946, Vincent Angelo Rizzo, the son of Vincent Rizzo, an Italian immigrant from Sicily, and the Rizzo family have called Wrigleyville home. Opening Rizzo's Bar & Inn across from Wrigley Field was a family dream. Built from the ground up, the lively restaurant pays homage to the history of Wrigleyville through the eyes of the Rizzos. Three large bars, six outdoor cabanas, HD TVs on every wall, a spacious patio with a retractable roof and family-friendly customer service, provide an ideal atmosphere to savor Rizzo family recipes, classic ballpark fare and drinks. Enjoy all your sport viewing needs year-round in the comfortable, lively setting at Rizzo's.

3400 N Sheffield

(773) 281-8448

pennysnoodleshop.com

2827 N Broadway (773) 248-2445 renaldispizza.com

3658 N Clark (773) 799-8161 rizzosbarandinn.com

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Pizza

Steps from Wrigley field, this laidback, roadside stop is for everyone. This neighborhood joint offers bingo on Thursdays and plenty of local and national sports on their TVs. It's the official bar for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Cook County Vikings Club. Several signature food items are prepared in their in-house smoker, like their 2-hour smoked wings, 12-hour smoked pork belly sliders, and 3 hour bourdon-braised short ribs. Wash it all down with their 14 rotating draft beers!

This neighborhood LGBTQ+ spot is perfect for a casual drink on the patio or hitting the dance floor late at night. They have brunch on the weekends and Drag race show viewings weekly. They have a ton of classic bar bites like mini corn dogs, and chicken fingers, a variety of salads and wraps as well! There are plenty of drinks options including specialty cocktails, beer, and seltzers.

Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden

For nearly 30 years, Sheffield’s has been a fun-loving beer garden with a sunny disposition. Residing only a couple blocks from Wrigley Field, you will find house-smoked BBQ, a legendary cottonwood tree, 2 fireplaces, 4 bars, 50 rotating craft taps and friendly staff. Ranked among“America’s Best Beer Gardens” by Food & Wine, and “Top 100 Beer Bars in America” by DRAFT magazine, Sheffield’s is and always will be an average corner neighborhood bar with an above average beer selection and great atmosphere.

3478 N Clark (872) 206-5309 roadhouse66gas-n-grill.com

3356 N Halsted (773) 281-3355 roscoes.com

3258 N Sheffield (773) 281-4989 sheffieldschicago.com

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Roadhouse 66 Gas N' Grill   Roscoe's Tavern AMERICAN GAY BAR | AMERICAN BARBEQUE

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar and Grill & Dueling Pianos

SPORTS BAR

This world-class sports bar and grill is the perfect spot for much more than just alcohol. Featured on the weekends is their famous dueling pianos, where you can sing and dance along to all your favorite songs. Later you can make your way over to the indoor sports complex with batting cages, SkeeBall, air hockey, pop-a-shot basketball, and arcade games. If the activities and entertainment are not enough, the food menu is huge with plenty of classic American options. This baseball bar is truly one of a kind.

Smoke Daddy

Stella's Diner

AMERICAN

Barbecue, Blues, Beer and Baseball, Smoke Daddy has it all. Arrive hungry! Order huge plates of smoked barbeque goodness like The Taste of The Daddy, the Big City Eats, wood-roasted rotisserie chicken, or The Smoke Daddy veggie burger. Sip on a specialty cocktail like The Showdown On Clark or imbibe in the classic Chicago Handshake if you’re feeling bold. They have live music on the weekends and often have themed nights like trivia throughout the week. Located across from Wrigley Field next to Hotel Zachary, it’s the perfect spot to load up on sharable barbeque dishes before or after the game!

Since 1962, family-owned and operated Stella’s Diner has been a neighborhood gem offering diner classics including milkshakes and burgers. A giant fist adorns Stella’s façade paying tribute to Jimmy Mavraganes who originally opened this Lakeview East local favorite. Current owners describe the diner as “a step up” from the typical diner experience offering delicious comfort food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch...all with a smile and friendly service.

3540 N Clark

(773) 248-0055

sluggersbar.com

3636 N Clark (773) 227-2583

thesmokedaddy.com

Offers Brunch

3042 N Broadway (773) 472-9040

stellasdinerchicago.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

BYOB

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BARBEQUE

Stretch Bar & Grill

BAR & GRILL

Proudly home to Michigan State fans, and the famous Elf’d Up pop-up bar, Stretch Bar & Grillis a gem in the heart of Wrigley. Their menu consists of classic American comfort food and specialty cocktails that come in mason jars. The environment here is perfect for sports viewing and Sunday brunching with their 80oz mimosa towers. In the summer, cool off with one of their many boozy slushies!

Strings Ramen

ASIAN

Strings Ramen is consistently ranked among the best ramen shops in Chicago. Favorites include the spicy Hell Ramen, available in 5 levels of increasing heat, and signature Tonkotsu Ramen, featuring creamy, 48-hour slow simmered pork bone broth, topped with Berkshire pork. While the focus remains ramen, with more than one dozen varieties, all featuring Strings Ramen special-recipe homemade noodles, the menu also includes a lineup of appetizers, sashimi and meat rice bowls, maze soba, desserts, and more.

Tanuki Sushi

Tanuki Sushi is a Japanese and Thai restaurant that presents dishes that are both authentic and contemporary by chef and owner Wisarn Kovitsophon, since 2013. Each dish is delicately chosen, created with the finest ingredients and raw materials, then meticulously garnished with innovative intentions. The restaurant offers late-night dining, carry out and delivery. Also, the best BYOB place and date night spot!

3485 N Clark (773) 755-3980 thestretchchicago.com

919 W Belmont (773) 661-6442 ramenchicago.com

BYOB

3006 N Sheffield (773) 360-1950

tanukichicago.com BYOB

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JAPANESE

The Bagel

The Chicago Diner

VEGAN

When the owner’s grandparents arrived from the Old World, they brought with them a lifetime of prized, traditional recipes. Armed with these family secrets and a desire to provide authentic Jewish meals, they established The Bagel in 1950 as a premier ethnic eatery. Since opening, the restaurant has moved twice, but the owners of The Bagel are proud to carry on their family heritage in Lakeview East. The Bagel offers traditional Jewish dishes, fresh bagels, catering packages, special holiday menus, and more!

Winner of the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago Readers’ Choice award for 10 years running, The Chicago Diner has spent nearly 40 perfecting vegan versions of comfort-food classics such as the famous Radical Reuben, award-winning shakes, and indulgent desserts like Cocoa Mousse Layer Cake and signature cheesecakes. Brunch is served daily until 3PM and includes a spin on classics like Biscuits and Gravy, Tall-Stack Pancakes, Cinnamon Roll French Toast, Chilaquiles, and Monte Cristo platters to pair with your Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Check out seasonal, gluten-free and liquor menus online or make your dine-in reservation or order local delivery or pick up via veggiediner.com.

The Cubby Bear Lounge

AMERICAN | CONCERT CLUB

Located across the street from historic Wrigley Field, this sports bar is “the place” for Cubs pre- and post-game parties. With over 30,000 square feet of space, you can enjoy live music, watch your favorite sporting event, choose your favorite dish from the menu, or plan a party in one of the private rooms overlooking the Wrigley Field Marquee. Hit a “home run” this season with Cubby Bear Lounge Chicago!

3170 N Broadway

(773) 477-0300

bagelrestaurant.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

3411 N Halsted (773) 935-6696

veggiediner.com

Offers Daily Brunch

1059 W Addison (773) 327-1662 cubbybear.com

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JEWISH | AMERICAN

The Graystone Tavern

The Graystone Tavern is located in the heart of Wrigleyville in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood a few short blocks from iconic Wrigley Field. With a full bar featuring specialty cocktails, 20 beers on tap as well 42 varieties of hard seltzers, ciders, and local and imported beers, Graystone has something for everyone. Their kitchen is open until 2AM, serving delicious American classics. They have a beautiful beer garden that has been equipped with a removable roof and heat to make it available for use year-round. Come join them for all Chelsea Premiere League matches, Minnesota Viking games, University of Washington, Gonzaga, and Boston College games. TVs are everywhere both inside and outside in the beer garden so there are no bad seats in Graystone to catch your favorite team.

3441 N Sheffield (773) 666-5450

graystonetavernchicago.com

The Irish Oak

The River

A truly traditional age-old Irish pub, The Irish Oak is a mixture of old-world atmosphere in a contemporary, vibrant setting. When you visit you won’t want to miss the Signature Whiskey Still Room, featuring just about every authentic whiskey in existence. The Irish Oak was voted Best Irish Pub in the U.S. by MSNBC in 2010! Gaelic specialties like fish-and-chips, Irish stew and corned beef sandwiches are just a few of The Irish Oak’s signature dishes. So, whether you are in for a game, live in the Lakeview East neighborhood, or in the mood for a taste of Ireland, stop by and enjoy the food, drink, and atmosphere.

3511 N Clark (773) 935-6669 irishoak.com

The River Kitchen and Bar is a refined neighborhood bar and restaurant serving modern American fare, craft cocktails, and beer from around the country. The casual vibe and fun-loving staff cater to Chicagoans looking for a place to enjoy a night out with friends, happy hour with colleagues, a date with a significant other, or a place to catch the big game. On weekend nights, dance the night away with live DJs and great drinks.

The River Kitchen and Bar also hosts an amazing drag brunch every Sunday that features local and nationally loved drag stars performing incredible acts while patrons enjoy River’s bottomless breakfast packages.

2909 N Sheffield (773) 935-7500 theriverchicago.com

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IRISH | AMERICAN Offers Seasonal Weekend Brunch AMERICAN AMERICAN

Todd's Vaughan's Pub  The Sports Corner Bar and Grill

AMERICAN

Located just steps from the ballpark and underneath the CTA-Addison Red Line Station, The Sports Corner Bar and Grill is the perfect place to gather on game day. In addition to its two indoor levels, The Sports Corner Bar and Grill offers a side street patio and a rooftop bar with fantastic views. Listen to the sounds of the game or concert from The Sports Corner Bar and Grill.

Trader Todd’s is a Chicago nightlife staple. In addition to producing the best karaoke in the city, Trader Todd’s offers a variety of craft tropical drinks and a curated menu of unique cuisine. From regular patrons to folks visiting Lakeview East and everyone in between, Trader Todd’s prides itself on creating a fun and welcoming environment for all. Join the folks at Trader Todd’s for nightly karaoke where you can sing your heart out after a few of their signature cocktails like their Key Largo Pina Colada or their classic Todd’s House Margarita. If you’re looking to cool down during the hot summer months, any of their cocktails can be blended to make their drinks extra refreshing.

This Irish pub is filled with neighborhood regulars, first dates, and tons of Ohio Football fans. They always have draft beer specials and great bar bites. The casual vibe makes it a perfect spot for catching up with friends, having a mid-week brew, and getting to know the neighborhood locals a little better. They’ve recently expanded their menu to feature nearly a dozen craft cocktails, which are perfect to sip in this cozy, wood-filled bar with intimate, dim lights. During the summers, grab the perfect seat by the window and watch the hustle and bustle of Sheffield with a cold one.

956 W Addison

(773) 929-1441

sportscornerwrigley.com

3216 N Sheffield (773) 348-3250 tradertodd.com

2917 N Sheffield (773) 281-8188 vaughanspublakeview.com

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Vines on Clark Wheat's End Cafe

AMERICAN

Vines on Clark, located in Chicago’s historic Wrigleyville, is a modern sports bar and grille featuring contemporary cuisine and wine at affordable prices. Whether you want to watch the Chicago Cubs or have a romantic dinner, Vines on Clark offers something for everyone. In addition to one of the largest outdoor patios near Wrigley Field, Vines on Clark also features a fireplace lounge and separate roof deck, all of which are available for private parties. Come join Vines on Clark for nightly specials and friendly service!

GLUTEN-FREE

Wheat’s End Café is a gluten-free European-style cafe, and is one of the only 100% gluten-free restaurants in Chicago. Wheat’s End Café caters to many specialty diners including vegetarians, vegans, and dairy free, but many guests have no dietary restrictions and simply love the food! Their weekend morning brunch features gluten-free popovers, pancakes, English muffins and more. Wheat's End Cafe' is warm, cozy, sunny and a popular destination for the laptop-and-coffee crowd. Many of the bakery items can be sold as take-home treats or through the bakery’s website at wheatsendcafe.com.

Zizi's Cafe

TURKISH

Zizi’s Cafe is a family-owned Turkish restaurant happily serving Lakeview East for more than six years, offering authentic Turkish dishes such as the Iskender Kebob, Adana Kebab and Lahmacun. Plus, their sandwiches come on fresh, homemade bread, baked fresh daily. Try the specialty: homemade Turkish Doner Kebob!

3554 N Clark

(773) 327-8572

vineswrigley.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

2873 N Broadway (773) 770-3527 wheatsendcafe.com

Offers Weekend Brunch

2825 N Sheffield (773) 697-9228 zizischicago.com

BYOB

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Fast Casual

11 Degree North

11 Degree North fuses traditional Venezuelan cuisine with traditional American food. They are a small, Latin-owned business that specializes in Arepas. Their menu also has other items like biscuit and bagel sandwiches,veggie and smoothie bowls.

11 Degree North has something for everyone and they are proud to share their recipes with Lakeview East.

Al’s Italian Beef Banh Mi & Co.

For over 80 years, Al’s Italian Beef has served food as real as its story and still is made the same at 3420 N. Clark Street as it was back in 1938. Al’s Beef is dry roasted in-house daily, slow cooked for over 4 hours in a secret recipe blend of 19 different, 100% pure spices. Order your beef dry or wet, “dipped” right in the gravy. Top it all off with homemade giardiniera and sweet peppers. Save room for Al’s char-grilled Italian sausage, Polish, or Chicago style hot dogs, specialty burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, tamales, or salads and complete your meal with Al’s freshcut fries.

The chefs at Banh Mi & Co specialize in Vietnamese cuisine. They use the freshest ingredients to create an impressive menu of Vietnamese soups, salads, bowls, sandwiches, and more! Their specialties include the Shredded Chicken Sandwich, Curry Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Beef Sandwich, Pork Rolls Sandwich that all have flavors like no other.

824 W Belmont (773) 904-7284

11degreenorth.com

3420 N Clark (773) 935-2333 alsbeef.com

3227 N Clark (773) 868-9988 banhmico.com

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Barangaroos Aussie Pies

Transport yourself down under at this Lakeview East counter service restaurant in the bustling Belmont/ Sheffield corridor. Named after an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Barangaroos is where meat pies are popular quick meals for locals. Savory, one-size pie options include the Classic Classic Mince - Ground Beef, Onions & Gravy, Peppered Steak & Mushroom, Chicken Tikka Masala, and vegetarians-friendly Unreal Shepherd’s Pie.

& Littles  Blaze

Located on W. Belmont Ave, Big & Littles restaurant is a staple in the Lakeview East neighborhood. They've got all your cravings covered. Want tacos? They have seafood, meat, and vegetarian options. Want a burger? They have an array of mouth-watering burgers and sandwiches. This cash-only spot was even featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and has had numerous other media appearances. Check out this gem for yourself!

Blaze in Lakeview is the perfect spot for some quick and dependable pizza! This popular pizza chain serves crispy, thin-crust pizza in a counterserve setting. Blaze has a large menu of delicious pizzas to choose from or you can make your own. Blaze has your dietary needs covered. They offer gluten-free, cauliflower, and keto crusts. If you want to make the fast experience even quicker, they have pickup and delivery options.

3208 N Sheffield

(773) 770-3510

Barangaroospies.com

1034 W Belmont (773) 857-6677 bigandlittleschicago.com

953 W Belmont (773) 536-1397 blazepizza.com

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Bolivar and Lincoln is your new Venezuelan cafe in the Lakeview East and Wrigleyville area. Be carried away by the freshness of their flavors and the love put into their dishes. With passed down family recipes and great coffee (specially roasted for them) B&L will become one of your go-to places for empanadas, arepas, tequeños and more. Enjoy the great ambiance and relax while sipping an in-house blended juice or BYOB.

Bombay Eats formerly known as Bombay Wraps is Chicago's first fastcasual Indian concept focusing on authentic, fresh, and fast Indian fare served in a modern environment. They have taken the best of Indian food - complex flavors, rich aromas, abundant variety and delicious slowcooked recipes - and made it simple, fast and approachable by serving it in Wraps (Paratha or Whole Wheat Roti), Sandwich Rolls (Buttered & Toasted), Bowls (Basmati Rice or Fresh Cut Salad), and Tacos! Their menu features delicious meat (chicken tikka, lamb curry, beef kebab, etc.) and vegetarian (cheese paneer, chickpea chana, etc.) choices. Fresh. Indian. Fast.

A Chicago staple for over 10 years, BopNGrill is a fast-casual spot with Korean-influenced burgers and bowls that continually impress its customers. Their mission is to deliver unique and high-quality cuisine at a great value for the community. Expand your food palette by trying their tasty kimchi on a bowl or burger. Be sure to stop by their location on W. Belmont and experience the deliciousness for yourself!

3349 N Sheffield (773) 360-8203 bolivarandlincoln.com

BYOB

3149 1/2 N Broadway (773) 799-8989 bombayeats.com

921 W Belmont (773) 799-8868 bopngrill.com

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Bombay Eats | Bombay Wraps 2 bopNgrill Bolívar and Lincoln INDIAN KOREAN VENEZUELAN

Brazilian Bowl Chicago Bagel Authority

For fresh-made smoothies that will make you want to samba, visit the authentic and cozy Brazilian Bowl. Hungry for food that is as yummy as it is healthy? Try a globally inspired dish such as the Shrimp Tacos, Pork Baiano Sandwich, or Taco Malagueta. Brazilian Bowl also offers a variety of Açaí Bowls, Burritos, and Brazilian Salads that are sure to make you want to dance the night away.

Cheba Hut is a marijuana-themed sandwich spot in Lakeview that is sure to satisfy your munchies! They are known for their creative toasted subs which include chicken and turkey, veggie options, and plenty of meat options. They also offer salads, munchies, treats, drinks, and a full bar.

Go to Cheba Hut to experience their relaxed environment and tasty food!

Chicago’s Home for Steamwiches, steamed bagel sandwiches, Chicago Bagel Authority (CBA) has been serving wholesome steamed grub for over 20 years. Let CBA change your life with one of their hot sandwiches. Choose from the 100+ tried and true “steamwiches" comprised of an extensive list of fresh meats, cheeses, spreads, veggies, fruits, sauces, jams, jellies, bagels, bialys, pretzel rolls, and ciabatta sub rolls. Each mouthwatering bite will warm your soul and excite your tastebuds.

3204 N Broadway (773) 857-2002 brazilianbowl.com

3412 N Sheffield (773) 697-7161 chebahut.com

955 W Belmont (773) 549-1982 eatcba.com

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BRAZILIAN SANDWICH SHOP AMERICAN Cheba Hut

Crisp Devil Dawgs

Crisp is a lively Lakeview East favorite known for its signature Korean fried chicken and Buddha Bowls. Crisp’s BBQ Chicken features a crinkly crispy skin seasoned with fresh herbs & spices and topped with a spicy, sweet & smoky Korean/American fusion BBQ sauce. Seoul Sassy, a family fried chicken recipe handed down over many generations, features a subtly sweet ginger, soy, garlic & secret spice sauce. The Bad Boy Buddha Bowl, Korean Burrito and Kimchee will not disappoint. Crisp also offers a variety of imported Korean beverages including Sac Sac & Milkis.

While honoring the tradition of wellknown Chicago Classics, Devil Dawgs offers some modern takes on classic food favorites. The Chicago Hot Dog, Polish Sausage, Hand-cut Fries, homemade Milkshakes (over 25 varieties) and classic Old-fashioned Floats are guest favorites. Devil Dawgs offers a variety of familiar and creative “sliders” — just last year the "Elvis slider" with peanut butter and Sriracha was mentioned as one of the area’s greatest late-night snacks. "The Clucker" is a delicious buttermilk-marinated, hand-battered and fried chicken breast on a fresh pretzel bun, to top it off. It’s also available with a fried egg.

Epic Kitchens

Epic Kitchen is Chicago's first multibrand dining experience. With one storefront, Epic Kitchens serves up food from 5 restaurants, including Pokeworks, BurgerFi, 800 Degrees Pizza, Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, and Lawrence's Fish and Shrimp. Customers order on their phones or at the in-house kiosk and then choose from the takeout, dine-in, or multibrand delivery options. Epic Kitchens makes trying something new easy!

2940 N Broadway (773) 697-7610 crisponline.com

937 W Belmont (773) 883-2000 devildawgs.com

3332 N Broadway (773) 900-2026 epickitchens.com

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KOREAN AMERICAN FOOD COURT

Flub a Dub Chub's

AMERICAN

Flub a Dub Chub has had a home in Lakeview East for nearly 14 years! They are a family-run business with a strong reputation for service and food quality. They have had appearances in Chicago Magazine for Top Burgers in Chicago as well as appearances on “Chicago’s Best.” Come in and see their customer-driven Gallery of Flub A Dub Chubs caricatures. They specialize in grab-and-go foods that include burgers with over 15 varieties including a veggie and turkey burger, and hot dogs with many varieties including Polish brats, sausages and Vienna dogs. Stop by this tucked-away spot on Broadway for one of the best burgers in the city.

3021 N Broadway (773) 857-6500

flubadubchub.com

Foxtrot Market

AMERICAN | HEALTH FOODS

If you haven't seen the recently opened Foxtrot in East Lakeview, you're missing out! This store has a clean and fresh atmosphere and boasts impressive features including coffee service, alcohol selection, on-premise drinking, Grab n' Go food, gift selection, and a cafe and dining menu. Stop in to their location on N. Broadway to see why there are so many raving reviews!

IDOF Fresh Mediterranean

2801 N Broadway (773) 661-1293 foxtrotco.com

IDOF Fresh Mediterranean is the perfect spot for grab-and-go style food! With chicken shawarma, pita sandwiches, falafel & more Mediterranean eats, you can create your custom bowl or wrap with all the tastiest and freshest ingredients! Try some of their house-made pita chips and out-of-this-world hummus.

851 W Belmont (773) 672-2780

idreamoffalafel.com

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MEDITERRANEAN

Mixteco MoMo Factory

NEPALESE

Mixteco is a healthy, fast casual Mexican restaurant located in Lakeview East. Specializing in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, fajitas, enchiladas and much more, they have something for everyone. The menu includes tofu as an option for all vegetarians and plenty of protein options for the carnivores out there. The flavors are unlike anything you’ve tried before. Customers can order online for pick up or delivery at www.mixteco.com. They are also here for all your catering needs. Join the e-club for exclusive offers and discounts you won’t find anywhere else!

Mo:Mo factory is a Nepalese, fastcasual restaurant inspired by Nepalese street food. The fresh yet rich Nepalese cuisine is comprised of a variety of dishes influenced by the ethnicity, soil and climate of Nepal’s diverse culture and geography. They combine a range of ingredients, techniques and characteristics, each with its own gastronomic history. When it comes to the simple, delicious, one-meal dishes of Nepal, you can’t beat the famous MOMOS, a type of dumpling usually made with steamed vegetables or meat and served with a variety of dipping sauces.

AMERICAN | SOUTHERN

Juicy & delicious southern-style cuisine is served daily at this Lakeview East local favorite. For dinner, try the wing, chicken or fish combo plate that includes bread, fries & coleslaw. Order a Big Bucket of Southern goodness, options include chicken, catfish, tilapia, and perch. Add a side of southern style liver, gizzards or giblets, fried pickles, mac bites, hush puppies or okra. Sweet tea and double chocolate cake, peach cobbler & lemon pound cake will satisfy your sweet tooth.

847 W Belmont (773) 472-3434 mixteco.com

3202 N Broadway (773) 661-2970 factorymomo.com

3343 N Broadway (773) 728-2500

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Ms.T's Southern Fried Chicken MEXICAN

JAPANESE

Native Foods perfectly merges tasty food and sustainability. Sink your teeth into wholesome comfort food that’s oh so satisfying, chef-crafted with plantbased, clean ingredients and planetfriendly, too. At Native Foods, they believe you can stay healthy, respect the Earth, and share a great meal with your friends – all of them. Their chefs have been crafting 100% plant-based and 100% craveable dishes since 1994.

Nori & Wasabi is not only the perfect destination for sushi but also an incredibly chic environment. Each dish comes to you looking like a work of art that would be the envy of anyone who sees it, while the prices beat a number of other big-city sushi spots. Combined with the fact that Nori & Wasabi is

BYOB, you’re in for both an affordable and impressive night, perfect for a first (or hundredth) date! If you’re leaning more toward a night in, you can have your sushi delivered for $3 to $5, giving any other food delivery service a run for their money.

Oasis Fresh offers authentic fresh Mediterranean food in their tuckedaway location on Diversey. For a small spot, they pack a huge flavorful punch that you do not want to miss. They use the freshest ingredients daily and offer unique dishes like kefta tacos, falafel, chicken shawarma, kabobs and gyros. Choose from sandwiches, salads, or bowls if you’re on the run and need some of the tastiest Mediterranean food on the go! Fans of theirs rave about their chicken shawarma, and if you’re on the fence about whether you want a side of their falafel, our recommendation is to get a double order because they’re fluffy and flavorful!

1023 W Belmont

(773) 549-4904

nativefoods.com

3109 N Halsted (773) 799-8500 noriandwasabi.com

BYOB

500 W Diversey (773) 666-5090 oasis-fresh.com

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Artisan, Neapolitan style, hand-crafted, thin, crispy crust pizza, made using oldworld, fresh ingredients, cooked in a high-temperature wood-burning oven featuring the same baking techniques found in Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza. Popular contemporary and traditional Italian menu items include antipasti, salad, pasta, calzones, toasted ravioli, chicken parmigiana, seafood, Italian Piadina flatbread and a variety of Timpano's - stuffed pasta pie baked in Panino's pizza crust. Dessert includes homemade tiramisu, cannoli & Italian ice. Delizioso!

Poke Poké in Lakeview East has mastered the art of poke bowls. They are dedicated to using the freshest ingredients, and they are committed to serving their customers the highest quality fish and seafood. You can choose from one of their signature bowls or build your own! Poke Poké also serves Japanese-style bento boxes, and they are constantly updating the menu to please their customers.

Potbelly has got plenty of craveable food, friendly faces, and good vibes to brighten up your day! This counter-serve spot is known for delivering mouth-watering toasted subs and other delicious treats. Since 1977, Potbelly has been delivering the best customer service and food to its customers. Stop into Potbelly in Belmont to find your new favorite spot!

3702 N Broadway (773) 472-6200 paninospizza.com

802 W Belmont (773) 666-5688 pokepokechi.com

924 W Belmont (773) 348-5204 potbelly.com

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Panino's Pizza Poke Poké Potbelly Sandwich ITALIAN JAPANESE SANDWICH SHOP

Raising Cane's  Recanto Brazilian Grill

Fried chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries & Texas toast. What more could you want? Raising Canes' passion for serving high-quality chicken fingers has spread all over the country. Open until late at night, they understand the craving for chicken fingers never ends. Visit Raising Cane's on N. Clark for your next late-night bite!

Recanto Brazilian Bowl provides authentic Brazilian dishes for affordable prices. They serve traditional plates, burgers, sandwiches, empanadas, burritos, quesadillas, and more! Be sure to visit their website, as they are constantly offering special discounts for their customer. Stop in to their location on W. Belmont to get a taste of some authentic Brazilian food.

Salad House

3700 N Clark (773) 868-8272 raisingcanes.com

928 W Belmont (773) 661-9485 recantobraziliangrill.net

Salad House is proud to serve fresh, allnatural ingredients daily, prepared with the highest quality. The salads are made to order, with options to customize into a wrap. They have tons of bases, toppings, and dressings to choose from. Salad House makes fast food healthy with its grab-and-go, nutritious menu.

3176 N Broadway (773) 880-6452 chicagosaladhouse.com

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FRIED CHICKEN BRAZILIAN SALAD SHOP

Located near Wrigley Field, this is the perfect stop for a quick bite before the game! Shake Shack does quality sourcing of ingredients. All the meat is never frozen, with no hormones or antibiotics ever. Gourmet burgers, fries, and shakes are the staples of this chain. The interior has a modern and sleek aesthetic and whether you decide to dine or take out, you'll always feel satisfied.

Si-Pie Pizzeria is the perfect place for authentic Italian cooking. With a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, and chicken, you’ll only have a hard time deciding what to eat because of all the choices. With a convenient location, just pop in to order by the slice or go all out and order your own personalized pizza. You just won’t find that at other pizzerias. Order in or take out, but with flavors and prices like these, you’d be crazy to go anywhere else!

New to the neighborhood, Sila's is changing the concept of fast food with its unique Mediterranean flare. They specialize in Mediterranean-style bowls and sandwiches with house-made delicious sauces. The interior is full of lots of sunflowers and comfortable seating, perfect for a sit-down lunch or dinner. Take a picture in front of their instagramable flower wall and try some of their picture-perfect foods!

3519 N Clark (312) 766-5882 shakeshack.com

3477 N Broadway (773) 360-1862 sipiepizza.com

3112 N Broadway (855) 745-2123

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Voted the best soup in Chicago, this establishment does not disappoint. They have 12 fresh soups made daily with a menu that’s always changing. The founder Jamie gets his inspiration from the flavors he discovers when traveling. There will always be options that are low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Here soup is the ultimate comfort food, or as they like to say “soup is liquid comfort.”

Stand Up Burgers Sugar

Stand Up Burgers is a vegan's dream. They've perfected the art of crafting meat alternatives into flavorful recipes. Stand-Up Burgers looks to revolutionize the traditional burger stand - everything on the menu is 100% plant-based. This isn’t your old-school burger stand! They even have happy hour specials & have beer on the menu, so wet your whistle and enjoy a tasty plant-based burger at this new local spot!

Blow

Sugar Blow covers just about every cuisine there is from steak, Latin American classics, chicken, hamburgers, and dessert. Some staples from their menu include the golden steak baguette and the Venezuelan hot dog. Super cute décor fills the space with vibrant walls and bright-colored furniture with plenty of Instagram opportunities. If you're looking for some baked goods, they have stunning cakes that they decorate in the store.

2943 N Broadway (773) 935-9800 soupbox.com

614 W Diversey (773) 868-1863 standupburgers.com

3409 N Broadway (773) 857-0160 ordersugarblow.com

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Taste of New York Bagels & Deli

DELI

TONY’s goal is to provide the people of Chicago with exceptional, authentic and freshly baked New York City bagels made with only the best ingredients. They are committed to providing the highest level of customer service that is being delivered through a clean and comfortable environment. At TONY, they are all about spreading the love and the great taste of The Big Apple. Take a look at their menu and see what TONY has to offer.

The Crepe Shop

FRENCH

Located on the border of Chicago's iconic Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, the Crepe Shop is a newer addition to the bustling Lakeview East neighborhood. Offering deliciously prepared Crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll feel like you’re dining on the streets of Paris. The Toader brothers have wooed the neighborhood with the art of cooking. Made-to-order coffee and farm-to-table fresh ingredients create what is arguably one of the best food experiences you'll ever have. This, combined with the warm and intimate setting, makes for a truly delightful experience and the perfect addition to the area.

Turkitch

3268 N Clark (773) 904-7934 tonybagelsdeli.com

2934 N Broadway (773) 857-0018 facebook.com/Thecrepeshopchicago/

Turkitch is a family run food company that started in 2016. Ozkan and his wife, Feyzan, were born in Istanbul, Turkey, and moved to America after winning the lottery. After settling down in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they started to share their homemade Turkish dishes with neighbors and friends to express their hospitality. Not only did they love the dishes they shared, they insisted that they should start to sell their authentic Turkish recipes. Turkitch has now become a thriving business in the Lakeview East area that serves authentic grab-and-go Turkish cuisine.

565 W Diversey (773) 453-3323 turkitch.us

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TURKISH

Wow Bao

ASIAN STREET FOOD

Wow Bao offers fast Asian street food. Their menu covers a wide variety of options like bao, pan-seared potstickers, steamed dumplings, rice and noodle bowls, soups, fresh salads, and specialty drinks. This casual spot speedily delivers exceptional food. Transforming a new way of fast food by offering freshness, and quality of every item on their menu and offering an extraordinary experience.

Zazas Pizzeria

2806 N Clark

(773) 433-5333

wowbao.com

Zazas Pizzeria is new to the neighborhood and has quickly gained the love of locals. When you walk into Zazas Pizzeria you are quickly transported into the streets of New York City and greeted with a mural that is a play on the cover of Kanye West’s album Graduation. Being a NY-style pizzeria in Chicago, they stand out in the tastiest way with their handmade thin crust fire-roasted pizzas. Both their giant slices and whole pies are offered for pick-up or delivery. Their pizzas proudly feature locally sourced ingredients and are made fresh to order. The owner spent time as a head chef in fine dining establishments, so this playful take on simple meets sophisticated pizza is one of a kind in Lakeview East.

3037 N Clark (773) 661-6389

zazas-Pizzeria.com

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PIZZA

Get in the Kitchen! is the “Party School” of cooking classes! It doesn’t matter if you know how to cook, want to know how to cook or if you couldn’t give a flying fork about cooking. You’re gonna have a darn-tootin' good time no matter what! Other cooking schools are stuffy and focused on technique and gourmet cuisine. Here at Get in the Kitchen! we say “fork that shitake mushroom and let’s have some fun!” If you want to learn knife skills and gourmet techniques, go to the “other guys.” But if you are looking to have a kick-butt time, learn some easily replicable, amazingly tasty home-cooking recipes and have an awesome “night out” experience, we’re your guys!

Our offerings include Kooking & Karaoke, Cooking & Comedy, Cooking & Magic, Single's Parties, and Dinner & Dancing! We’ll cook, play games for prizes and drink some of whatever adult beverage you decide to bring. So, come on over, bring your favorite bottle of wine, spirit or even a freakin’ keg for all we care. Relax, help us cook a great meal and have an amazingly fun night out at one of our cooking parties.

Just Get in the Kitchen! Cooking. While. Awesome.

COOKING. WHILE. AWESOME. GET IN THE KITCHEN Contact us today: 3617 N. Broadway (773) 754-7877 getmeinthekitchen.com
CoffeeJuiceShops,
Bakeries,
Bars

Bae Coffee Company

Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Café

AMERICAN

Before all else, there is love (and coffee). Bae Coffee joined the neighborhood in 2022 and has become a destination coffee house. The owners of Bae Coffee roast their line of fair wage, ethically sourced coffee blends. Whether you pick up a bag of grinds to go or get a cup in-house, you will be dazzled by their all-pink interior. Their eccentrically decorated space featuring disco balls, pink velvet curtains, and art deco furniture, make the perfect backdrop for an equally perfect cup of coffee.

Offering a daily menu of seasonal soups, sandwiches, salads and quiches, Bittersweet’s bright, vibrant Europeanstyle café offers an intimate setting to enjoy breakfast or lunch. Serving the Lakeview East community for more than 25 years, Bittersweet’s decadent desserts and delicious specialty drinks, including the hot chocolate—a rich blend of premium chocolate, milk, cream and spices, served with freshly made whipped cream—will not disappoint.

Chicago Sugar Daddy

Chicago Sugar Daddy is a Lakeview East bakery that offers sweet treats like cupcakes, cakes, brownies, and even savory treats. They are here to satisfy your sweet tooth! Order online to request personally designed cakes that are sure to wow party goers, or stop into their location on N. Broadway to see their treats in person for a quick afternoon pick me up!

2945 N Broadway (773) 661-1074

baecoffeeco.com

1114 W Belmont (773) 929-1100

bittersweetpastry.com

3243 N Broadway (773) 939-3542

chicagosugardaddy.com

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City Press Juice and Bottle

JUICE SHOP

Located on N. Broadway, City Press Juice & Bottle is a health bar and market that provides cold-pressed juices, superfood blends, elixirs, and raw food. This all-organic market wants to help its customers elevate their nutrition by using the freshest produce in the juices. With vegan, plant-based, and gluten-free options, they make starting a healthy diet easy! With seasonally changing juices, they’re almost always something new on the menu to try. Supercharge your health with their superfood smoothies, and if you can’t decide what you’d like to order, their experts behind the bar can help you build something perfect for your tastes and health needs.

2931 N Broadway (773) 360-7226 citypressjuice.com

BAKERIES, COFFEE SHOPS, JUICE BARS

Coffee And Tea Exchange

COFFEE SHOP

The Coffee & Tea Exchange has been offering the finest coffee and tea since 1975. Along with being a local shop, they are also a roaster and ship freshly roasted coffees and teas all over the country. This shop has maintained its original "mom n' pop" vibe for nearly 5 decades, and their goal is to provide the freshest coffee possible at an affordable price.

COFFEE, DONUTS, SANDWICHES Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken

Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, Do-Rite Donuts is Chicago's preferred stop for artisanal small-batch donuts. Do-Rite Donuts is known for serving tasty chicken, local coffee, and fresh donuts. Breakfast is served all day every day, and you can even make any sandwich on a donut. Do-Rite Donuts is here to satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings!

3311 N Broadway (773) 528-2241 coffeeandtea.com

1027 W Addison (773) 977-7065 doritedonuts.com

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Fancy Plants Café

Fancy Plants Café is a 100% plant-based coffee shop featuring fresh brewed Dark Matter Coffee, Rishi Tea, and an assortment of delicious pastries and savory breakfast items including: bagels with cashew cream cheese & carrot lox, a breakfast sandwich, burrito or wrap from nationally renowned (yet local) Chefs Kevin Schuder and Tiffany Lowder. Grab ‘n go food and seasonal soup options rotate daily. Weekends feature an extensive menu with freshly baked cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting, chocolate babka, and almost 2 dozen pastries and savory items. Fancy Plants offers catering as well; whether it be coffee and pastries for the office, a backyard party, or weddings for 500 people.

Intelligentsia

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Intelligentsia is a high-end, Chicagofounded coffee bar chain serving daily roasted brews in an industrialchic setting. Cozy up with a book while drinking one of their freshly brewed coffee or teas, or put some headphones in to get some work done with their free wifi. During the summer, cool off with their cold brew coffee or an iced pour-over.

Jeni's Ice Creams can satisfy any sweet tooth. All of their ice creams have a uniquely smooth texture and buttercream body. They use all-natural ingredients, and never use synthetic flavorings, dyes, or off-the-shelf mixes. Every season, Jeni's releases new flavors that fit the time of year perfectly.

From pumpkin pie ice cream in the fall to wildberry lavender pints in the spring, you'll always find something different at Jeni's!

613 W Briar Place (773) 857-1588 fancyplantscafe.com

3123 N Broadway (773) 348-8058 intelligentsia.com

3657 N Clark (773) 666-5490 jenis.com

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COFFEE SHOP ICE CREAM SHOP VEGAN

Jennivee's Bakery Juice RX

Late-night cupcakes? Count us in!

Jennivee’s Bakery is an LGBTQ+ owned and operated small business and has quickly become a beloved late-night spot to satisfy sweet cravings. The shop offers a wide variety of cakes by the slice, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, bars and other pastries in their cozy space with elegant fixtures. During the summer, they have a quaint streetside patio where you enjoy a cupcake and a cup of coffee, making it the perfect spot to catch up with friends! You can also pre-order cakes and more for special occasions.

JuiceRx has taken the hassle and planning out of juicing, with pre-made and made-to-order fresh ingredient juices. Jam-packed with nutrients, JuiceRx has mastered the art of combining tasty and healthy. Their small batch juices leave you nourished without the hassle of prep or cleanup. They also serve gourmet toasts & bowls that will leave you satisfied all morning long.

Kilwin’s

What's a trip to the stadium without a scoop of local ice cream? Kilwin's doubles as both a chocolate shop and ice cream parlor. Cool off on a hot summer day with a scoop of their creamy ice cream, and during the winter, indulge a bit with their decadent double hot chocolate. Their to-go prewrapped gift sets are also perfect to surprise a special someone!

3301 N Sheffield (773) 697-3341 jenniveesbakery.com

3241 N Broadway (773) 857-7979 drinkjuicerx.com

3519 N Clark (773) 770-3455 kilwins.com

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Klein's Bakery & Café Pedestrian Coffee

Klein's is a cozy hub for classic baked goods, breakfast fare & tasty fresh brewed coffee. Their artisanal coffee drinks are the perfect way to start your day off right. Whether you grab a quick bite or settle in with your laptop to get some work done, Klein's welcomes everyone into the door with a smile. They also have custom cakes and seasonal offerings that will make any gathering special!

Located right next to the Belmont L stop, Pedestrian Coffee is perfect for customers who are on the go or interested in staying to enjoy the ambiance. The motto at Pedestrian Coffee is "Extraordinary Coffee for Everyday People," and they prove that every day with their coffee. Each roast is sourced directly from farms they have ongoing relationships with because they believe in the importance of fair trade coffee. Stop into their store on W. Belmont to try some of their delicious coffee and sweet treats!

Rise Up Nutrition

SMOOTHIES | HEALTH DRINKS

Rise Up Nutrition has healthy smoothies that taste great down to a science. Vitamins and minerals, protein, low sugar, vegan and glutenfree options make the perfect meal in the form of a smoothie. Rise Up encourages health and wellness through its products. The vibe of this spot matches its intentions, with lots of light and bright colors to manifest healthy and positive vibes.

426 W Diversey (773) 904-8292 kleinsbakerycafe.com

939 W Belmont (773) 857-0320 drinkpedestrianstore.com

2909 N Broadway (224) 585-7791 riseupnutrition.com

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BAKERY COFFEE SHOP

Sundae Stop  Tea Ninja  Wake-N-Bakery

When you walk in these doors, you might be mistaken for the Belmont train station just a few steps away. This ice-cream shop transports you to the CTA train, with replica train seats, route maps, soup, crepes, ice cream galore. They have a little of everything for everyone, with dairyfree and vegan options.

Settle in for an imaginative cup of tea at this bubble tea shop. This spot is a collision between what they call “the ancient oriental mystery and free American modern culture, creating an American hippie who understands oriental tea ceremony and Japanese ninjutsu.” They offer many vegan options.

You can enjoy a freshly extracted tea, or pick from a range of bubble tea, fruit tea, and slushies offered in this bright, upbeat tea shop. As an ancient proverb states, “the first rule of being a Ninja is drinking some tea."

A café with a fun twist: cannabis! This cafe features a wide range of delta-8 THC cannabis-infused products, from cupcakes to coffee, pizza, and mac and cheese are among the many options. While Wake-NBakery is a destination for tourists looking for a cannabis-infused start to their day, they have plenty of noncannabis options to start your day right!

931 W Belmont (773) 857-0432 sundaestop.com

3139 N Broadway (773) 360-8991 teaninjausa.com

3508 N Broadway (773) 857-1059 wakenbakery.net

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ICE CREAM SHOP BUBBLE TEA BAKERY

West Town Bakery & Tap Windy City Sweets

Right in the heart of Wrigleyville, you can sit at the bar or enjoy a cup of joe while watching the madness of Wrigley unfold from the comfort of your seat. If you're looking for a pick-me-up, whether it be beer, coffee, a cookie, or a sandwich, they have it all. Their sandwiches are exceptional, and they offer the most delicious bakery treats. The vibe is a mix of Chicago street art and music. They have treats for everyone and offer health-conscious choices with items that can be vegan, nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

The second you enter this neighborhood candy store you are quickly transformed into your childhood sugar-loving dreams. Smells of fresh chocolate, walls of candy and bright colors, and friendly employees create the perfect environment for the chocolate connoisseur in you. Windy City Sweets are proud to provide the widest selection of sweets, from world-famous ice cream to daily homemade chocolates. This longtime neighborhood business (open since 1983) also specializes in gourmet gift and holiday baskets.

2d Restaurant

As you walk through the doors of 2d Restaurant, you will be transported into your own comic universe. 2d Restaurant is the first hand-drawn illusionary restaurant in the USA. It was designed and curated by a local Chicagoan. Besides being one of the most exciting social media experiences in town, they are Chicago's first-ever Pon de Ring donut shop and made to order Phin Style coffee bar! 2d Restaurant has both good vibes and good food, so head on over to one of the most unique restaurants in town!

3626 N Clark (773) 269-5415 westtownbakery.com/lakeview

3308 N Broadway (773) 477-6100 windycitysweets.com

3155 N. Halsted (773) 360-8484 2d-restaurant.com

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Bars & Lounges

Bearded Lady Lounge

COCKTAIL LOUNGE

New to the neighborhood, The Bearded Lady Lounge sits snuggly outside the Sheridan El Stop. This hidden gem will easily become your favorite bar to catch up with friends with a long menu of rotating drafts, craft cocktails, and incredible service. Their emerald green interior, artful fixtures, and black tin ceiling create the perfect intimate ambiance. Complete with a pool table and live music throughout the week, The Bearded Lady is quickly becoming a local favorite hang-out spot.

Berlin

LGBTQ+ BAR

Berlin is Chicago's critically acclaimed, pan-cultural, late nite music & art club featuring an eclectic mix of alternative electronic music, live performances, and themed events. Never a dull moment, Berlin often has drag performers throughout the week putting on a brilliant show. Berlin has been creating shared experiences through music, laughter, dancing, and art since 1983. They have a full lineup of spirits, beers, and seltzers to help you unwind and enjoy the show or get dancing!

Charlie’s Chicago

LGBTQ+ BAR

Located in Boystown, Charlie's is a popular western-themed drag bar that hosts themed nights every day of the week! Mondays are Bingo nights, Tuesdays are Karaoke nights, Wednesdays they have go-go dancers, country line dance & 2-step lessons, Thursdays are for their drag competition, Survivor, while Fridays and Saturdays are their main drag show nights, and Sundays are for Karaoke and a drag hype show. It's always a party at Charlie's Chicago!

3944 N Sheridan (773) 698-6759

beardedladylounge.com

954 W Belmont (773) 348-4975 berlinchicago.com/index.html

3726 N Broadway (773) 871-8887 charlieschicago.com

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The Closet

LGBTQ+ BAR

Dartboards, affordable drinks, dim lights, and a jukebox make The Closet a must-see. Founded as a lesbian bar in 1978, this small bar on Broadway is one of the oldest gay bars in the city. Their goal was to be a place where women could proudly drink and be themselves. Unpretentious and cozy, everyone is welcome at The Closet. Throughout the week they have bingo, open mic nights, and karaoke, and The Closet certainly knows how to host a fun party. They are open late night until 4 AM on weekdays and 5 AM on Saturdays so you can party all night long!

Dram Shop

DIVE BAR

Tucked away in Lakeview East, Dram Shop is a dive bar that features unique decorations, including a vintage jukebox. This classic spot has been a gathering place for all types, including those who want a beer at 7 AM. Dram Shop has tons of beer options and famous specials like a $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons. Stop into this eccletic dive bar to enjoy a cold beer and rub elbows with some Lakeview East locals.

Friar Tuck

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

Nestled cozily on Broadway, this local bar stands out next to new construction with their famous "hobbit door" that resembles the top of a wine cask. This classic neighborhood bar features a popcorn machine, a jukebox, and a large indoor fireplace that is perfect for catching up with a friend over a drink. Throughout the week, they have themed nights like karaoke and bingo. Live like a local, enjoy drink specials, and find your new favorite bar at Friar Tuck.

3325 N Broadway (773) 477-8533 theclosetchicago.com

3040 N Broadway (773) 549-4401 facebook.com/ChicagoDramShop/

3010 N Broadway (773) 327-5101 www.facebook.com/FriarTuck3010/

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Gman Tavern

Harrigan’s Irish Pub

IRISH BAR

Gman Tavern is your friendly watering hole over the left-field wall. Gman is dog friendly, so bring the pup for a round! Gman features live music in their back room and hosts an assortment of events every week, so you'll always find a fun time. Their carefully-selected rotating draft list will help quench your thirst and their large assortment of unique liquors will help you find your new favorite spirit. Stop on by, grab a cold one, and relax with your pals.

Harrigan's Irish Pub has been serving the Lakeview East neighborhood since 1987. They have weekly live music, karaoke, and other special events. Harrigan's has a boastful beer menu, including tons of draft, bottle, and can selections. As you enter into this cozy spot, you're greeted by the friendly bartenders who often welcome back returning customers. Harrigan's is the perfect place to catch a game, hangout with friends, or jam out to live music.

Lucky Dorr

CRAFT BEER BAR

Lucky Dorr is like having a beer at Wrigley Field without buying a ticket to the game. Situated a mere 20 feet from the ballpark, this craft beer bar has some of the most unique beers in the city with consistently rotating taps from breweries big and small. Their large patio is perfect for enjoying a cold beer on a summer day and soaking in the ambiance of game day while comfortably enjoying the game on TV with friends. They also love having dogs and every week host their Thursday "Pups on the Patio" event where there are tasty treats for the dogs and cold drinks for their humans.

3740 N. Clark

(773) 549-2050 gmantavern.com

2816 N Halsted (773) 248-5933 harriganspubchicago.com

1101 W Waveland (773) 388-8249 luckydorr.com

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LIVE MUSIC | BAR

Lucky Horseshoe

Since 1989, The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge has been the premier spot to see adult male entertainers. Located on the corner of Belmont and Halsted, they offer the hottest male dancers on the strip, friendly bartenders, and a comfortable atmosphere. With weekly events like their "Draw a Dancer" days and RuPaul watch parties, this sultry club will make sure they have your full attention at all times. Be sure to bring some singles to tip the gorgeous local talent.

Monsignor Murphy's

Monsignor Murphy's is the ultimate neighborhood watering hole. With live music on the weekends, trivia nights, and plenty of TVs to catch a game, this tucked-away gem has it all. With a fullservice back patio bar, this is the perfect spot for catching up with friends over a beer. Plus, the free popcorn to munch on while you hang out is a fun addition to any night!

Muse Spirits

Enjoy an elevated drink at one of the neighborhood's newest cocktail bars. They offer an endless selection of spirits that allows you to order the classic cocktails or try a new creation! Tell the bartender what you like, and they will prepare a cocktail perfectly tailored to your preferences. Some of their most impressive cocktails include an Oaxaca Old Fashioned, a Boulevardier, a Bloody Mary, and a Spicy Margarita. Head over to Muse Spirits to discover your new favorite cocktail. There is also a private room available for rent that can accommodate up to 30 people.

3169 N Halsted (773) 404-3169 luckyhorseshoelounge.com

3019 N Broadway (773) 348-7285 murphysonbroadway.com

3169 N. Broadway (773) 857-1149 themusespirits.com

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NEIGHBORHOOD BAR COCKTAIL LOUNGE | SPEAK EASY ADULT ENTERTAINMENT

North End

Replay Lakeview

Established in 1983, the North End has claimed its title of the neighhood's premiere gay sports bar. You can find yourself at one of their two bars that include a pool table, darts, and plenty of friendly patrons and bartenders. Enjoy a cold beer while watching any sports game imaginable. This spot is dog-friendly, so those wanting to watch the game and grab a beer are welcome to bring their furry friends!

Replay Lakeview is a neighborhood hangout spot with free vintage arcade games and an extensive craft beer list. If you're not a big beer drinker, 56 different varieties of bourbon, whiskey,and scotch are also offered, as well as killer cocktails. Kick back, play some arcade games, and challenge your neighbors to beat the high score!

Replay Lincoln Park

Since opening in 2012, Replay Lincoln Park is the premiere spot for arcade game lovers. Filled with free play vintage arcade games and pinball machines, enjoy a cold craft beer or cocktail while beating your personal high score. Challenge friends to an air hockey tournament or relive childhood memories with a Street Fighter match. In their back room, Replay Lincoln Park pulls out all the stops for their various pop-up bars throughout the year. Always on top of social trends, take pictures with set props from your favorite TV show or movie, and drink specialty-themed cocktails in their unique, rotating backroom pop-up!

3733 N Halsted (773) 477-7999 northendchicago.com

3439 N Halsted (773) 661-9632 replaylakeview.com

2833 N Sheffield (773) 665-5660

replaylincolnpark.com

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LGBTQ+ BAR ARCADE BAR ARCADE BAR

Sidetrack

LGBTQ+ BAR

This spot started out in 1982 as just one room with less than 1000 square feet. Today, the bar spans more than 8 storefronts with multiple levels which can host more than 1000 people at a time. Their rooftop deck and dance floor are neighborhood favorites. Sidetrack is dedicated to providing entertainment and hospitality in a respectful, safe, and inclusive space for the LGBTQIA+ community! Sunday Funday features show tune singalongs that you don’t want to miss. Throughout the week there are nightly parties including trivia, show tunes, and Drag Race viewing parties. Their signature frozen drinks can be enjoyed all year long!

3349 N Halsted (773) 477-9189 sidetrackchicago.com

smartbar

LIVE MUSIC | BAR

Smartbar is Chicago's independent nightclub, showcasing new and exciting dance music and the most cutting-edge DJs from around the globe. Celebrating nearly four decades in entertainment, smartbar hosts acts large and small, and many of Chicago's most respected DJs have held residencies throughout the years. Today, smartbar hosts a mix of local talent and internationally famous artists. Whether you cozy up to the bar and enjoy a drink or decide to take to the dance floor to show off your moves, you will always have a fun time at smartbar.

Underground Lounge

LIVE MUSIC | BAR

Hidden on Newport, just a half block from Wrigleyville rowdiness, Underground Lounge is the neighborhood's best-kept secret for live entertainment. For since 1996, the Underground Lounge has been the place to be in Wrigleyville with live bands and DJs. They regularly book talent that plays unique genres like Goth, Ska, EDM, and other fun acts. Escape the craziness post-game in the neighborhood with this hidden gem. Enjoy a cold drink with friends and catch an incredible show downstairs, or relax above ground on their streetside patio that is perfect for enjoying a cold drink on a hot day.

3730 N Clark (773) 549-4140 smartbarchicago.com

952 W Newport (773) 799-8833 theulchicago.com

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