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Best bars in West Loop, Chicago

Burger Joint
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“Favorite burger spot (there will often be lines here, so try to go off hours if you decide to go).”
164local recommendations
BBQ Joint
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“BBQ meats that melt in your mouth - add a side of mac and cheese and a fresh beer from the tap and you're in for the start of a good night! ”
54local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Make a reservation and venture to the Fulton Market neighborhood if you like beer, pork, and oysters, as that's what they serve at the Publican.”
53local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“Whatever you order as your entrée, make sure to put in an order for a side of green beans and a side of lentils. Note: if butter is not your idea of a good time, then stick to the craft cocktails!”
43local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“I always walk out of this place with a great experience. Small plates for sharing and communal seating. Or sit at the bar and watch the kitchen experience. Ask for the bacon wrapped dates, you won't regret it.”
52local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“The Aviary offers some of the most innovative & creative cocktails in the city! It's also brought to you by the Alinea Group and it's located in a cool part of town, Fulton Market.”
47local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Great bar/pub vibe, classic American cuisine. Patio with stylish lighting during the summer.”
34local recommendations
Bar
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“Great ambiance for dates or a night out with friends. Loved the live music venue - drinks and a show are always a good recipe for making memories. I saw the legendary Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind, & Fire here and it was a treat!”
32local recommendations
Burger Joint
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“Biker bar vibe, super friendly bartenders, great food (try the cheese curds), and half off a HUGE whiskey selection on Wednesdays”
36local recommendations
Bistro
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“RM Champagne is such a neat spot...perhaps the most romantic bar in the entire city. The dim lighting, candles, and French inspired decorations really make it unforgettable. The outside patio area is also beautiful. It is nice to sit outside on a summer night. The outside area closes at midnight on Saturday but you can head inside and stay until 2am. I have tried several different champagnes and have never been disappointed, they are always excellent. The bartenders are friendly. If you like strong drinks, definitely try my favorite drink called the Great Scott, which is their take on the classic Old Fashioned. Also, 5-8pm on Tuesdays, oysters are just $1.”
22local recommendations
Brewery
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“This brew pub has some of the best pub food around. Great outdoor seating and occasional live music and theater in the back room.”
28local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“Hands down my favorite restaurant in the city! Favorites: any of their fish crudos, grilled octopus, wild mushroom pizza, and s'mores hot chocolate!!!!!!!!”
11local recommendations
Gastropub
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“Restaurant Row: Bar/restaurant with major bacon and craft beer delicacies.”
20local recommendations
Noodle House
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“Tiny, hidden ramen spot in an underground space beneath Green Street Smoked Meats in the West Loop. Have a drink at the bar upstairs while you wait for a table!”
17local recommendations
Bar
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“Neighborhood tavern with an old-school vibe offering craft beers, classic cocktails & savory pies.”
17local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Great local restaurant with excellent food in an intimate space that is not pretentious. I've had several fantastic meals here and the quality of food is always consistent. ”
20local recommendations