Located in Logan Square, The Revolution Brewing brewpub is a bustling meeting place for the diverse community and for beer enthusiasts from across Chicago and beyond. Just a few years ago, they turned a dark, dusty warehouse into a welcoming destination for great craft beer. Barrel wood walls and benches made from 100-year old beams…

Creator and Owner Michael Lapidus explains the philosophy behind the food at Q BBQ. “Q-BBQ is an authentic BBQ restaurant with regional inspirations – from the backwoods of the Carolinas, to the meat markets of Texas, to the hole-in-the-walls of Memphis. In everything from our smoked meats (cooked low and slow for up to 22…

Located in Chicago’s South Loop Neighborhood, Flo & Santos is a warm 130 seat exposed brick and red-boothed pub and eatery. Featuring “Tavern Style” Pizza and Polish classics such as pierogies, kielbasa, potato pancakes along with tasty appetizers like pork wings. We’re open every day for business at 11:30 a.m. Family friendly and a bit…

“Craft beer bar, first and foremost” is how Mark Toliver describes this Lakeview establishment. “We can pair any beer with any barbeque item that you like. PBR was our only non-craft handle and we pulled that off 6 years ago and our beer of the month program exploded. Lagunitas was our first and we did…

First Taste | Old Crow Smokehouse Jenny’s always out looking for the perfect way to experience Chicago’s hottest spots. Join her this week as she heads over to Old Crow Smokehouse in Wrigleyville. Executive Chef Tony Scruggs shows us around the smoker and treats Jenny to a delicious chicken platter – prepared with twist. Old…

Head Bartender Alex Renshaw explains the love and passion that goes into making each drink at DrumBAR, inside the Hotel Raffaello. “Drumbar is a cocktail-focused rooftop bar off Michigan Avenue atop the Raffaello Hotel. Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, the moody yet energetic bar boasts an intimate indoor lounge area and a beautiful outdoor…

devHour.tv catches up with Colin Stanton of The Boss Bar in River North. “The Boss Bar is a classic, timeless establishment that attracts after-work professionals and also hosts a lively late-night experience until 4am Sunday-Friday and Saturday’s until 5am. We are proud to have been serving Chicago for over 25 years. Our establishment celebrates key…

Intimate lounge/club delivering drinks, karaoke & dancing in a vintage space in a historic building. Private parties and after work get-togethers are their specialty, so sing out loud in their karaoke bar or kick back in their mixology lounge like it’s 1929.

Whether it’s a business lunch, an after-work cocktail, dinner on your way to the theater, coffee and dessert after a visit to the Art Institute, a banquet to celebrate a special occasion, a post-game burger and beer, a 3 a.m. nightcap or anything else in between, Miller’s Pub Restaurant has been your Loop destination for…

Jerry’s  offers a Bumsteadian lineup of well over 100 sandwiches, including named creations,  warm sandwiches, burgers, hickory-smoked stuff, and rotating collection of specials.  In addition, we allow customers “in the know” to create their own sandwiches by mixing and matching. And we’ve become a bar, featuring many (and only) North American craft beers as well…

III Forks, one of the nation’s USDA Prime Steakhouses, is located at the Village Market in Lakeshore East, just north of Millennium Park in beautiful downtown Chicago. This modern restaurant is simply sizzling with style and provides the perfect setting for upscale dining, rooftop lounging, private parties and special events. III Forks is a contemporary…

Tommy Nevin’s poured its first pint on September 13, 1990. The Irish-themed restaurant/pub was the brainchild of Steven Prescott, who named the restaurant/pub after his grandfather, Thomas Nevin. Thomas or “Tommy” as was affectionately known was a WWI hero and devoted father. Today they are best known as Evanston’s local pub, which also happens to…

Executive Chef Nelson Erazo introduces us to the menu at Adamus, in the Silversmith Hotel. “We want to make sure that all our guests that come to Adamus know we have the freshest product out there. We have a very elaborate, unique style in our food technique, definitely fresh food at all times, and seasonal…

Taking its cue from the laid back way of southern life, this low-down Wicker Park bar offers a deep selection of small batch bourbons, micro-brews, hearty whiskeys and plenty of specialty drinks. When hunger strikes – as it always does when people get together – The Southern satisfies with a menu that raises the bar…

Partner, Nick Moretti, explains the concept behind the experience at Chop Shop in Wicker Park. An authentic salumeria and gourmet butcher shop offering an assortment of quality meats & cheeses from around the world & local farms. Beverage program features craft beers, cocktails and a globally influenced wine list. The restaurant/bar draws from the Chop…

Located on the Chicago River, RIVER ROAST offers dramatic city and water views from every seat – inside and out. James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan’s menu of contemporary American tavern fare is satisfying and soul-warming. Meat, fish and veggies are roasted to perfection and carved tableside. Inventive drinks like…

“At Rockwell’s, we’ve tried to avoid Chicago’s arm race to make the most decadent, most bizarre burger out there. Each burger gets dusted with our house salt, and seared on our flat top to maintain it’s juiciness. Too many places out there focus on everything but the burger itself. We prefer a simple, purposeful approach.…

Executive Chef David Dworshak tells about this new, modern Mexican restaurant in the West Loop. “Bar Takito is a venture that me and my partners took upon to have a second restaurant in Chicago. We not only wanted to be known for our tacos, we wanted to be known for our ceviche, our shared plates,…

Owner Jim Lederer brings a fine dining experience to as a casual setting at Bluegrass in Highland Park. “Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west side of town it is a true destination dining location. Complete with a warm friendly bar and an American flare,…

Bill Carroll tells us why pizza cooked in a charcoal oven is the best and only way they know how. “At Coalfire we serve an American spin on the traditional Neapolitan style pizza: A thin crust that emerges slightly charred and bubbly from our 800 degree oven fueled by clean burning coal.  Due to the…

Shaun Black tells us about the dining experience within Lemon Tree grocer – Zest Bistro “Zest Bistro offers freshly caught seafood, custom cut meats, generous burgers, pasta dishes, locally sourced produce, wine and cheese flights, cheese plates, craft beers, and made-to-order sushi. We also feature many gluten-free and vegetarian options and is family-friendly. We host…

James Moorhouse tells devHour.tv why this is the quintessential neighborhood establishment. “Rockwell’s is the quintessential, local, neighborhood establishment that’s going to just serve you with a smile,  good quality ingredients and delicious craft beers. The main thing we’re known for is our burgers, first and foremost. We have eight different varieties and you can go…

Chef and Owner Craig Fass explains why his hamburger meat is unlike any other hamburger meat. “We are constantly pushing ourselves forward trying to come up with new fun stuff to do here. You can come in and get a hamburger, you can get a sandwich. The same amount of love is put into a…