Tag: downtown Chicago

Tiny Tapp Graces the Riverwalk

  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... Read more »

Clark Street Cures What Ales You

Step into this casual River North bar and you will immediately feel at home. The venue is warm with exposed brick, high ceilings, and old style images adorning the back wall. The acoustics are perfect and I always enjoy the music selections. There are four TVs located behind the bar and a seasonal beer garden... Read more »

Cozy Up to first DRAFT

  first DRAFT is a cozy bar located in the South Loop. It’s easy to cruise right on by, so watch for the cute little wood sign. The venue boasts 64 draft lines and 20+ styles of beer with something for everyone’s palate. I appreciate the wide selection of my favorite styles, namely porters and... Read more »

Rare Beer at Centennial

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This newish bar and eatery in River North is a big hit in my book. The first floor offers exposed brick and a stunning wood bar, and I can’t say enough about the exceptional service. Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery has an outstanding selection of 56 taps including 36 rotating craft beers. Trust me when... Read more »

Franklin Tap - Your Neighborhood Tavern

Behind the unassuming storefront lies a bustling, friendly neighborhood tavern. I bellied up to the bar and knew I was in for a treat after perusing the current tap list. I intended to only have one beer; however, appreciated that wasn’t going to be possible with the great selections staring me in the face. I... Read more »

Beer Heaven at Howells & Hood

  Howells & Hood is my go-to place in the Loop for craft beer, where the drooling commences¬†at the menu. The venue offers 119 craft beers on tap with an impressive selection of each beer style including my favorites¬† – Indie Lager, Stout, Porter, and Belgian. My ongoing objective is to try as many new... Read more »