- ★★★★ a great neighborhood spot!
- $$ (~$15 a dish)
- good for groups
- brewpub with guest drafts, full bar, and wine
- neighborhood: lincoln park
what a phenomenal hidden gem.
you walk into a cozy, welcoming bar – dark hardwood and dim lighting, big chunky furniture…feels good. or eat outside while you can! it’s a quiet part of lincoln to enjoy the weather. the staff is super friendly and will welcome you as you get comfy.
try a few flights or go big, most of the beers we tried were great! i’m a fan of hoppy, and the hyperion double ipa is quite delish. i also liked the naiad. super easy to drink beer, and very flavorful.
the menu is elevated bar food – from mussels to duck confit, you will definitely eat well. everything is affordable and cooked quite well. it’s hard not to stay and continue eating and drinking.
we started with a few snacks. watermelon salad per the waitress’ advice and the pork rillette. duh, goat cheese please.
we decided we liked it so stuck around for dinner. matthew had the jidori chicken – cooked perfectly – and i had the mussels. mmm again! the fries, i have to say, are one of my favorites. very crispy and delicious.
we were there on a random weeknight, but local brewers were around trying each others beer, and the energy was fun and local. people kept rolling on in steadily throughout the night. before we knew it, we were there for a few hours! we noshed on some delightful parmesan pistachios and ordered another round.
if you’re coming here, make sure to try and order those pistachios and that watermelon salad. i’m sure you’ll end up sticking around for dinner too like we did. i’m excited to try other dishes on the menu!
if you’re a beer person, chat with the staff. perhaps the brewmaster himself will be around and give you a mini tour. (or talk to you for an hour – like in matt’s case)
buy a growler on your way out too! they’re reasonably priced. we grabbed one, even though we’ll be back soon.
2747 N Lincoln Ave
(between Kenmore Ave & Diversey Pky)
Chicago, IL 60614