Subway: Red to Berwyn; Red to Argyle(773) 334-9851 hopleaf.com41.975818 -87.668513 5148 N Clark St (between Winona St and Foster Ave) Uptown, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $20
Thought this was just a bar to belly up to with a Belgian brew in hand? One bite and you’ll know there’s much more. Our perfect night involves sampling the drafts at the bar while slurping down the famous ale-steamed mussels, but you could also class it up, grab a proper table and dig into seasonal rotations such as wood-roasted spring chicken with morels and favas, available in the spring. Beer geeks know this is the place in town to school their palate on craft brews, and they do come in droves, but the addition of an adjacent space helps keep the place from feeling like a sardine tin.