1. Rino/Five Points
You’ve dipped into your savings just to spend more time here. Rapidly growing into the-place-to-be is Five Points, and the art district that resides in its borders, Rino. On top of it all is the seriously cool vendor-collective, The Source, housing Comida, Acorn, Crooked Stave, and The Proper Pour. Outside, the grass is just as green and soaked in beer, with breweries like Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew, Black Shirt Brewing, Epic Brewery, and River North Brewery all operating a few blocks from each other. The Matchbox is as fine a dive as you'll find anywhere. Huckleberry Roasters is all over your caffeine needs. Still hungry? You've got Los Chingones, Work & Class, The Populist, and Cart-Driver... you could spend a LOT of time taking in calories here. And you probably are.
*Full disclosure: The author is an employee at Steuben's, but it's not like Uptown was ranked number one or anything!
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