Category: New Chicago Bar & Restaurant

UNDONE, live at Pilsen Yards

Physical art shows are so yesterday, at least in today’s world. While Artist Replete operates as an online art gallery, I bet they prefer in-person when it comes to shows. Regardless, it’s a thrill they are hosting their first virtual art show, UNDONE, featuring artists Jenny Vyas and Rawooh. Artist Replete is here for artists Artist Replete... Read more »

Jerry's is back in Andersonville (and it's blue)

I will never forget that dreaded day when I saw a post on Jerry’s Facebook page stating they would close for a major remodel, only to learn they would not be reopening. Jerry’s Sandwiches had always been my go-to place in Andersonville due to their tropical patio design and stellar tap list. Note — Jerry’s Sandwiches... Read more »

Get Lost at On Tour Brewing Company

Just when you think you have a handle on all the breweries in Chicago, this terrific brewery unfolds right before your eyes. I stumbled upon it after hitting the Underground Art Market and thrilled that I did.  On Tour Brewing, in the West Town neighborhood, recently celebrated its third-year anniversary. Sunday Funday With Live Music I... Read more »
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Experiment at Pilot Project

I was intrigued by the name when I learned about Pilot Project Brewing through my street art account on Instagram. I saw a post about a phenomenal large-scale mural on the brewery’s exterior wall by local artist Czr Prz and couldn’t wait to check it out. I believe art not only enhances a brewery’s aesthetics, but... Read more »

A Bevy of Murals and Beer at District Brew Yards

My visit to District Brew Yards is the perfect opportunity to introduce a new blog title and content. My greatest passion is street art; therefore, I wanted that to be inclusive in the blog. The next few posts may be heavy on art since I have a lot of cool material to share. Colorful Murals The... Read more »

Feel Majestic at Machine Dining and Drink

While the fancy cocktails with clever names are drawing people in, I paid Machine a visit for their outstanding draught menu. Also, I wanted to see the astonishing decor with my own two eyes (think flowers, lots of them). Machine is a one-of-a-kind experience, and my photo teaser will give you an idea of how majestic this... Read more »
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Beer and a Biscuit at Swill Inn

I have been eagerly anticipating what was going to replace the Paramount Room, one of my old hangouts. The building sits near my beloved B_Line (an ever-changing myriad of murals), so I’m in the area often. I was ecstatic when I spied the eye-catching sign for the Swill Inn. The sign is actually filled with barrel strength... Read more »

Alulu Brewery - Pilsen's Hidden Gem

Alulu Brewery and Pub is relatively new and an absolute hidden gem in Pilsen. When I heard about it, I was intrigued by the food as much as the beer. Upon arrival, I was immediately drawn to the open-air window and attractive patio. The moment I entered I felt at home with instantaneous acknowledgment from the staff.... Read more »

Get Crafty at Bulldog Ale House

I discovered this newish venue by sheer accident due to the Lollapalooza takeover and so delighted I did. For starters, Bulldog Ale House (State Street location) has a killer patio, allowing you to hone your people watching skills. The wind was out of control during my visit, but not enough to make me move inside;... Read more »
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Let Your Eyes do the Talking at Ballast Point

I got wind of San Diego’s Ballast Point opening a brewpub in Chicago and I couldn’t stop panting when I read they had a rooftop patio. Summer is here, which means being outside as much as possible with a beer in tow. Bonus points for a patio that offers eye-level captures of the city’s skyscrapers.... Read more »