Last year, Mother’s Ruin, a New York cocktail bar, opened its Chicago location in Avondale, and the vibe is consistently fun and the perfect place to chill out with some friends slurping down a round or two of spiked slushies. The drink menu is spot on offering beer, wine, and rotating seasonal cocktails to keep you on your toes. And don’t skip the food menu which has hearty bar bites like Thai Brussel Sprouts, French Onion Grilled CHZ, and an epicly good burger that comes with Old Bay Waffle Fries with a spicy ketchup onion dip.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.
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This just in: Famed NYC cocktail joint Mother’s Ruin quietly opened a Chicago outpost this past March and subsequently unveiled one of the very best double cheeseburgers in the entire city. How, you ask? Simply by stacking up two perfectly crisped smash patties, a generous slice of cheese, a fistful of crunchy shredded iceberg lettuce, a couple dill pickle chips, some zesty onions, and a slathering of tangy special sauce on pillowy toasted brioche bread. A side of irresistible Old Bay-dusted waffle fries and an unbeatable drinks menu—get the Negroni on tap—only sweeten the deal. Be warned—this is five napkin territory.
Where an elevated cocktail bar meets a rock ‘n roll dive, you get Mother’s Ruin—and lucky for us, this New York transplant just extended their family to our neck of the woods, complete with a prime seasonal patio. In addition to free flowing draft beers and stellar mixed drinks, the onsite kitchen serves hearty pub grub like Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, Falafel Burgers, and Cholula-spiked Chicken Wings.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating