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First Draft

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  • Printers Row
  • price 2 of 4

Time Out says

At this point, even opening a Starbucks with less than 18-20 draft handles seems almost unthinkable on the North Side, but when this spot quietly opened with 50+ beers on tap in June 2014, it immediately added some much needed beer-list-depth to the area. Located in the spot first held by Villains when it was one of the city’s many burger & beer bars, First Draft is the kind of low-key local’s bar that’s also a destination for beer enthusiasts -- every neighborhood could use more of what they’re selling. At a time when many others are trying to be the next tiki bar/food truck/banh mi/fried chicken shack, it’s nice to see a place comfortable enough to just be a really goddamn good bar and grill. 

Written by Karl Klockars


649 S Clark St
El stop: Red to Harrison, Blue to Lasalle, Brown, Orange, Pink, Green to Lasalle/Van Buren. Bus: 2, 6, 10, 22, 24, 29, 62, 130, 146, 850, 851, 855.
Opening hours:
Daily 11am-2am
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