So the hipster-vintage-saloon aesthetic and a taxidermy grizzly bear wander into a sports bar. This is pretty much the setup of Frontier, a gastropub from the folks behind Lottie’s and the Pony, which mashes North Woods lodge elements into the neighborhood-tap mold. Chef Brian Jupiter’s food—charbroiled oysters, sliders and even whole-animal feasts—adds another component to the mix, and the more time you spend eating impressive dishes like the tarragon-buttered redfish, the faster it all starts to come together.
1072 N Milwaukee Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 4pm-2am;Sat 10am-3am; Sun 10am-2am|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to Division. Bus:9, 56, 70.|
|Price:||Average main course: $14|
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I've been to Frontier a couple of times and have really enjoyed myself. It's definitely on the trendier side which I don't tend to shy away from but it has a laid back atmosphere that stops it from being stuffy.
We grabbed a drink at the bar and went out to the patio that stays open until 12:30. The bartender and our server were super nice and there was plenty of seating even outside which I have been hard pressed to find in Chicago in the summer unless you're willing to wait in a long line. I haven't tried the food there yet, but from what I hear its really good!