Culinary Treat: The Top 5 Gastropubs in Chicago

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Gastropubs are a rather new genre of restaurant classification combining a depth and quality of beer list with upscale pub food to reach a happy blend of upscale, casual, contemporary dining. Let’s just say this isn’t your grandpa’s dive bar.

1 Girl and the Goat

Stephanie Izard’s hotspot, since opening over the summer, G&G is still booked months in advance. Her menu consists of 30 items: 10 vegetarian, 10 meat, and 10 fish to appeal to all tastes and gastronomical creeds with homemade sausages, blended wines and butters.

809 W. Randolph St. 312.492.6262.

2 The Purple Pig

Located on The Magnificent Mile,The Purple Pig is a collaboration of Chefs Scott Harris of Mia Francesca, Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr.
of Heaven on Seven. Featuring housemade charcuterie, cheeses and classic Mediterranean fare, the an extensive wine list is accessible to all.

500 N. Michigan Ave. 312.464.1744.

3 Longman and Eagle

The notorious bar you can sleep in, since it’s inception last year Longman and Eagle has been achieving nationwide accolades putting Logan Square on the culinary map. Known for their “pork soda” they literally know how to combine gastronomy and beverages.

2657 N. Kedzie Ave. 773.276.7110.

4 The Bristol

The Bristol offers a locally-sourced and seasonal menu with  Mediterranean roots. The diverse menu includes bar snacks,  daily specials, a rotating chalkboard menu featuring nose-to-tail
cooking, charcuterie and 5th Quarter offerings focusing on sustainable foodstuffs.

2152 N. Damen 773.862.5555.

5 The Portage

Located in the heart of the Portage Park neighborhood in northwest Chicago, The Portage offers classic American cuisine in a charming atmosphere

3938 N. Central Ave. 773.853.0779.

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