Metropolitan is a big warehouse-like brewery taproom in Avondale focusing on German-style lagers. The taproom has huge windows and a patio overlooking the river, and it’s a great summertime spot for a big group. This place doesn’t serve food, but it’s BYOF, and they occasionally have restaurant pop-ups.
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Ludlow Liquors in Avondale is a polished version of a neighborhood dive with unique takes on bar food and a great back patio.
Revolution’s large production brewery and taproom in Avondale is a great place to enjoy some of Chicago’s best beer at the source.
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Best Intentions combines a divey interior and a cabana-style back patio, serving great drinks and upscale bar food.
The Victor Cocktail Bar
The Victor is an intimate cocktail bar in North Center that makes great Old Fashioneds.
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Kuma’s Corner is all about burgers and heavy metal music. Don’t take your parents here.
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