39 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Chicago.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Kumiko is an upscale cocktail bar in the West Loop with high-end bar snacks and a tasting menu in the basement.
The Delta is a Southern restaurant in Wicker Park specializing in hot tamales.
All Together Now is an all-day cafe and wine store in Ukrainian Village with very good food.
La Sirena Cladestina is serving up Brazilian food in Fulton Market. It’s small but always buzzing.
Middle Brow is an all-day brew pub that specializes in pizza and bread.
Publican Anker is a casual bar and restaurant in Wicker Park. Think of it as a more laid back pub version of the original Publican.
Lonesome Rose is a casual Tex-Mex restaurant in Logan Square with good cocktails and hit-or-miss food.
Joe’s Imports is a wine bar and small plates place in the West Loop.
Kite String Cantina is a bar in Roscoe Village that serves bubbler cocktails and taquitos.
Fairview is a stall inside the Fulton Galley food hall that specializes in rotisserie meats with Latin flavors.
Avli Taverna is a restaurant and bar in Lincoln Park serving modern Greek food as well as Greek wines and cocktails.