Bars in West Loop/Fulton Market

Recommended Bars in West Loop/Fulton Market

  • Au Cheval
    Contemporary/Regional
    Au Cheval West Loop/Fulton Market
    Open till 2 AM Monday through Saturday (1 AM on Sunday), Brendan Sodikoff's "diner" boasts curated classic cocktails and 30 craft beers on tap. —Mike Sula
  • The Aviary
    Bar/Lounge
    The Aviary West Loop/Fulton Market  1
    There are plenty of cocktails to marvel at while visiting Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas’s cocktail lounge—now under the supervision of former Drawing Room bartender Charles Joy—and in general they’re well balanced and delicious. But that’s not why you came. »
  • The Betty
    Craft Cocktails
    The Betty West Loop/Fulton Market
    Situated next door to the Publican, this spot from Footman Hospitality (Bangers & Lace, Sparrow, the Anthem) takes on the old-school Chicago tavern concept—but the sheer enormity of the space mostly swallows that approach right up. That’s not »
  • Jaks Tap
    Bar/Lounge
    Jaks Tap West Loop/Fulton Market  1
    Friendly, casual West Loop sports bar peopled with regulars and folks from the neighborhood. There are 40 microbrews on tap, and the menu is more substantial than you'll find at most: in addition to the usual sandwiches and burgers there »
  • Little Goat Diner
    Bakery
    Little Goat Diner West Loop/Fulton Market
    Stephanie Izard's diner fills a gaping hole in Randolph's restaurant row: as at an actual diner, it's possible to have eggs at night, burgers at dawn, and pancakes at lunch; the intimidatingly large and varied menu promotes dithering the retro-outfitted »
  • Lone Wolf
    Craft Cocktails
    Lone Wolf West Loop/Fulton Market
    Lone Wolf has capitalized on the West Loop’s popularity as a dining destination, positioning itself as a place to get pre- or postmeal drinks and snacks, or to have a drink while waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant. »
  • Maude's Liquor Bar
    Bar/Lounge
    Maude's Liquor Bar West Loop/Fulton Market
    Maude's Liquor Bar, one of the earlier projects of Brendan Sodikoff (Gilt Bar, Bavette’s, Au Cheval, Green Street Smoked Meats) and executive chef Jeff Pikus, feels more like a New York brasserie than anything else. The gorgeous first-floor dining room »
  • Nellcôte
    Small Plates
    Nellcôte West Loop/Fulton Market
    Named for Villa Nellcôte, the 19th-century Côte d'Azur mansion where the Stones recorded Exile on Main Street, this cavernous Randolph Street space is clad in wrought iron and marble and drips with crystal light. A crowded, loud party, Nellcote's high-tops, »
  • Publican Quality Meats
    Bakery
    Publican Quality Meats West Loop/Fulton Market
    The boundless meatopia of this butcher-baker-sandwich-maker adjunct to Paul Kahan's Publican is an overwhelming environment: a staggering cornucopia of meats—cured, encased, and fresh—plus a smartly curated collection of dry goods, fresh rustic breads, and a freezer case full of frozen »
  • The Publican
    American
    The Publican West Loop/Fulton Market
    On a busy night diners can wait upwards of an hour to knock elbows with their neighbors at communal tables at this shrine to pork, oysters, and beer. But the food, under executive chef Paul Kahan and chef de cuisine »
  • RM Champagne Salon
    Swanky Bar
    RM Champagne Salon West Loop/Fulton Market
    RM Champagne Salon’s hopping, mirror-backed bar lines one wall of the fashionable, back-street restaurant, which prides itself on offering wines made from the bottler’s own vineyard. There’s a book full of those—sparkling and not—to choose from by the bottle, and, »
  • Sepia
    American
    Sepia West Loop/Fulton Market  1
    Fancy cocktails, interesting beers, and well-chosen wines are available under the direction of former Scofflaw barkeep Griffin Elliott, but I wish there were some more-affordable by-the-glass selections. I also wish the stylish room—decorated with mirrors and dominated by Mylar-shaded chandeliers—weren’t »
  • Vera
    Tapas/Spanish
    Vera West Loop/Fulton Market
    This Spanish wine bar from Mark and Liz Mendez is a cream-colored, high-ceilinged room with a handsome bar and cheese counter. Liz put together the wine list, which has at least a couple dozen by the glass and a range »

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