27 "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.
The Delta is a Southern restaurant in Wicker Park specializing in hot tamales.
La Sirena Cladestina is serving up Brazilian food in Fulton Market. It’s small but always buzzing.
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.
Beatnik On The River is a cocktail bar and restaurant in the Loop serving Mediterranean small plates.
The Darling is a bar and restaurant in The West Loop that serves American food and is decorated like an old mansion.
Half Acre is a brewery and taproom in Lincoln Square with surprisingly good burritos.
The Izakaya is the bar in the basement of Momotaro in the West Loop, and it has great drinks and Japanese small plates.
Brothers and Sisters is an all-day cafe in Ukrainian Village with very good food.
Kumiko is an upscale cocktail bar in the West Loop from the people behind Oriole.