Old Town is full of live entertainment ranging from Second City to Zanie’s Comedy Club, but it’s mainly popular because of its close proximity to the Loop, North Avenue Beach and shopping in Gold Coast. Furthermore, Old Town has a phenomenal variety of bars and restaurants that feature bottomless mimosa specials, the legendary tamale man, and even shots of the infamous ‘Malort’.
Further from Wells Street, Old Town Social is known for their fun cocktails and fantastic food with an upscale ambiance. This American menu features favorites like tasty pretzel bites, pork belly sandwiches, and mac and cheese. The interior is considered ‘upscale’ for Old Town because of its swanky velvet furniture. It has been noted that customers love their beer flights on draft, because it’s three tastings for only $10!
Old Town Social, 455 W North Ave, Chicago, IL. USA(312) 266-2277
Woodie’s Flat is an extremely lively, two-story spot with a collegial vibe and a creative menu with hefty nachos and wood-smoked burgers. Woodie’s is notorious for hosting the post game beers for those participating in team sports over on North Avenue Beach. The burgers are highly recommended because of the variety ranging from the savory favorites: ‘Mac Attack’, ‘Smoke House’, and the ‘Windy City’. This is generally a favorite because of the great music and the wide open windows on the second floor!
Woodie’s Flat, 1535 N Wells St, Chicago, IL, USA(312) 643-0093
This tavern is known for their barbecue ribs and their oversized vodka-lemonades. It’s important to note that the 32oz or 44oz vodka lemonades are half priced on Thursdays, and come in multiple flavors like sweet tea vodka or honey whiskey. They also serve $5 mimosas and $5 Skyy bloody mary’s on Sundays. The Fireplace Inn was recently renovated and now has an upgraded, spacious interior. Their happy hours run from 5pm to 7pm every weekday with impeccable deals like $2 sliders and $3 beers! Overall, a great place to hang out whether you’re 21 or 81.
The Fireplace Inn, 1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL, USA(312) 664-5264