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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 »

Line 'em Up at Hopleaf

If you are a Chicagoan and love beer, you have been to Hopleaf Bar. If not, what on earth are you waiting for?! I used to live within walking distance of this stellar bar, which made for many a tipsy night. In fact, I hosted some couchsurfers from Vienna a few years back, and we... Read more »

Vice District Brewing - A Hidden Gem in the South Loop

I had the pleasure of discovering this hidden gem while hanging out in the South Loop. Vice District Brewing offers an unassuming vibe and is a great place to relax for a few hours. The space is industrial-style with garage-style windows that open seasonally. During my visit, the bartender was extremely friendly and helpful when... Read more »

Beer and Frites at Kaiser Tiger

  This West Loop gastropub knows how to do a beer garden. Kaiser Tiger’s impressive outdoor space seats 200 people, and once you arrive, you won’t want to leave. It doesn’t even have to be summer to enjoy it because it has turned into a rink for ice curling. The place was hopping during my... 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 »