Food & Drink

The 8 new spots you need to know about

Published On 08/28/2013 Published On 08/28/2013
Jimmy in River North
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1. Fame Bar 2015 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Fame is part art gallery/ part bar. They're keen on mixology and for refreshing and delicious eats.

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2. Four Belly 3227 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

Four Belly is an Asian street food-inspired grub hub in Lakeview.

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3. Jimmy 610 North Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

This unpretentious place boasts fancy cocktails, beautiful decor to make you feel more mature than you are, and an impressive bar menu.

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4. The Revel Room 1566 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

RR is the Wicker Park bar that you'll find yourself at every... single... Friday for brews, cocktails, and a fist-pumping crowd.

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5. The Refinery 1209 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

The Refinery is a great, friendly grub spot with American fare and an endless list of libations.

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6. Kurah 1355 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Kurah is a great Mediterranean joint with tapas options, a brick oven for ultimate freshness, and specialty cocktails.

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7. Standard Market Grill 444 West Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614

SMG (now in two locations) is a great American food haven, and it doesn't hurt that they're serving up over a dozen beers on tap.

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8. Travelle 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

This super-elegant spot inside The Langham has one of the absolute best views right in the heart of Chicago -- courtesy of those floor-to-ceiling windows -- and has enough curated cocktails (our favorites are the Trinidad James, London Dove, and Beet It) and fried pinwheel pasta, the seriously addicting bar, to make enjoying the skyline for hours totally doable. Oh, and there's also a live harpist, a killer Mediterranean menu, and chicken wings that are on fire (literally!).