When you used to get hungry at the bar, you’d order a cheap burger or something fried to see you through the night. if you were super desperate: bar nuts. Now, you can snack on salt-cod samosas, pork tonkatsu or a calamari bocadillo while imbibing at cocktail bars and beer bars. Welcome to the golden age of bar food, when you’re just as likely to go to bars in Chicago for a great meal as you are a great drink.
The best bar food in Chicago
These 15 Chicago bars focus just as much on food as booze—they're raising the standard for bar food across the city