This past Thursday, I stumbled upon a bar on the Riverwalk called Tiny Tapp. Trust me when I say there is nothing tiny about this gem. The views of the Chicago River and background architecture can't be beaten, and it's an excellent place to brush up on your people watching skills. There are a number of stools on the upper bar level facing the river, as well as tables on the patio with a 75-seat capacity.
TIny Tapp had been open less than a week for the season; therefore, the menu was limited. Food was not yet available other than chips but will be soon. During my visit, the venue had several cocktails, wine, and beer available. There were 10 drafts on tap (primarily local breweries), as well as 12-24 oz cans. The beers are reasonably priced, ranging from $5-$8 each. My outstanding server was a conversationalist and well-informed.
I wanted to drink off the beaten path and order something "summery." I asked for a sample of Revolution Brewing's Rosa Hibiscus Ale and it was the ideal refresher for a picture perfect day. It was light and tasty with an alluring pink tone. I desperately wanted to order another beer; however, I had a previous engagement (insert sad face).
Fun facts: Tiny Lounge in Lincoln Square brought this concept to the Riverwalk. There is free music on Monday and Wednesday from 6-8 pm as part of Tiny Lounge's "Singers of Songs" series. In addition, they are offering free yoga classes as part of their summer programming. Learn about all their events by following them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tinytapp/.
I am already dreaming about a return visit with a plan to kick off my shoes and stay awhile.
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