Cool, dark, hip, smallish bar with very good small plates of food which is very reasonably priced. Beer prices are in line with the neighborhood. Service has always been attentive without being over-bearing. Just the way I like it. Outdoor patio is usually bumping when the weather is nice, and bar can be crowded at peak times. You can always expect to find interesting things on tap at Bangers and Lace. You can expect about half of those interesting things to taste good. Either know what you’re getting in to, or ask for a sample.
Often busy bar where i know a bartender or two. everything available as a sampler size but only a 2 oz pour. Food is decent but a bit pricey for what it is. Selection is always new to market or limited stuff, has a nice biergarten and open doors in the summer.
A solid pub in (midtown?) Chicago with a nice tap list. The ambiance is nice, with both indoor and outdoor seating, and the service was good too. I didn’t eat, but this place specializes in "bangers" (sausages, coneys, etc.) and they looked good. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.
Dimly lit & pretty small on the inside. Kind of like an upscale hipster bar vibe. Tap list was pretty large with 32 or so beers on tap. Not the most interesting selection ever, but plenty of new things to drink. Good service. Incredible food. Fried cheese curds with amazing sauce, an incredible venison brat, & fried deviled eggs with chorizo filling. I would come back here on food alone. Definitely gotta try this place if you haven’t.
Opening weekend for the Chicago Bears; yes the game’s on the couple of 30" TV’s they have hanging about, but they want to play a Talking Heads playlist over the PA?!? Hell yeah! This is the type of place I wanna watch a game at! Definitely a lodge-y / dive-y type bar with a solid selection of uncommon beers available on tap and in bottles. And the food? ... yeah, good stuff. It’s a sausage-based menu done very well (I recommend the goat "sandwich"). It’s a bit overpriced, and their was nothing special about the wait staff - although they did a good job "checking" in on me. I get the hype, but definitely a place I would pass up if there was a wait.