If René Redzepi were to go bar-hopping in Chicago, he’d feel right at home at this Nordic-accented brewpub. Nestled within the Kimball Arts Center in Humboldt Park, this airy and lofty oasis appeals at once to hifalutin tastes, beer connoisseurs, and neighborhood regulars alike. Its Scandinavian-inspired emphasis on minimalism, opting for quality over quantity, pours through in its plant-filled and sun-soaked taproom, where seasonal rotating beers like gooseberry wheat and a figgy rye ale are among the most exciting in town. To eat, the food follows a similar Nordic ethos, offering smørrebrød like wild boar meatloaf and battered whitefish.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.