Metal and Burgers and Beer, Oh My!


Colorful nearby structure (@solomonsouza & @jas_petersen)

Kuma’s Corner is celebrated for their killer burgers and heavy metal music theme. Even the burgers show this with names like Iron Maiden and Slayer.  Admittedly, I have yet to indulge in one. What keeps me coming back is their solid beer menu.

Imperial Brown Ale on a Beautiful Day

I headed to the patio at Kuma’s Corner West Loop on one of the last warm fall days to bask in the sun while quenching my thirst. After careful consideration of the tempting menu, I chose an Underground Mountain Brown (Imperial Brown Ale) by Founders Brewing. Founders brews this malty ale with Sumatra coffee and then ages it in bourbon barrels giving off coffee, barrel, and bourbon notes.


I was yearning for beer number two; however, I stayed tough since I had a previous engagement. I suspect that one of these days I will save room for a Converge (impossible vegan burger).

Check Out This Kaleidoscopic Building

An abandoned structure sits a few minutes away from Kuma’s at 372 N. Peoria. The exterior is completely covered in amazing, colorful art. I highly recommend taking a spin around the building while you’re in the neighborhood. Here are a few examples:

Artist @zzzalwayz


Artist @solomonsouza

Artist @librehem


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  • Greetings, I have been to Kumas a few times but had no idea about the abandoned building with the artwork, I'll have to go check it out sometime.

  • In reply to artemortifica:

    Hello! It's a very cool building and there is a ton of art adorning it. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Cheers!

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