Wise Owl Drinkery and Cook House
May 11, 2018
Polished wooden floors, copper lighting and an outdoor terrace dotted with fairy-light-strung trees awaits at the Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse; a casual bar and eatery that benefits from a prime position close to Chicago’s biggest sports and music venue. Grab a perch at one of high-topped tables and peruse the menu filled with delicious American-style bar food and a creative drinks card. Beers at Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse are mostly locally-brewed and of the craft variety, as are many of the spirits. Cocktails run the gamut from classic (think manhattans, sazeracs and negronis) to house specials – the aptly named Wise Owl combines ginger and black peppercorn-infused vodka, elderberry liquor and lemon while A Skip Around is an intriguing mix of brandy, mezcal, vermouth, lemon and chamomile. There’s a small wine and port menu and an extensive spirits selection proudly displayed behind the long polished bar. One of the main draws of the Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse is that they serve brunch every day, with a menu that includes American classics like steak & eggs, chicken & waffles and buttermilk pancakes. The rest of the time, patrons are treated to overstuffed burgers and tasty pizzas, or small sharing plates like truffle calamari and goat cheese fondue. Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse hosts regular tailgate parties and trivia nights, in addition to being the perfect venue for a pre-game drink.
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