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Handlebar Bar & Grill

Bars, Beer bars Wicker Park
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)

The multiple bike racks out back are packed with every kind of two-wheeler imaginable, no matter the time of year at this biker bar (and by biker, we mean bicycle-r). Eco-minded folks chat over tasty vegan fare (the barbecue seitan is great), check out each other’s rides and sample from the ample list of diverse drafts.


Venue name: Handlebar Bar & Grill
Address: 2311 W North Ave
Cross street: between Oakley and Claremont Aves
Opening hours: 10am–1am
Transport: El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus: 49, 50, 72.
Price: Average beer: $5
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Absolutely a fan of this vegetarian/ vegan friendly spot. Even though I'm a carnivore who tries to limit her meat intake, I still often find myself skeptical of places that are 100% meat free, which is ridiculous. However, this was chosen by friends who are vegetarian, so who am I to choose otherwise. After reading other online reviews, I was genuinely excited to try this spot and it did not disappoint! I tried both the grilled cheese as well as the avocado tacos (which everyone said to try) and they were both delicious. Both drinks and food were very surly prices. Oh and the patio? Super chill place to hang for a while on a Thursday.


Handlebar lives up to its moniker as a haven for messengers and other hardcore cyclists. But you don't have to arrive on two wheels to appreciate the pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan menu (try the Chili Mac Attack, trust), solid rotating draft list and one of the most beautiful back patios in Wicker Park.

Get to Handlebar early for brunch or dinner because seats fill up in this cozy vegetarian dining hub. In the summer, be sure to stop by for a bite to eat and beers on the patio. The menu favors vegans and vegetarians, but there's a dish for carnivores and even the pickiest of eaters. Try the sloppy joe!


Sunday brunch at Handlebar is a must, especially if you're a vegetarian or vegan, but really everyone will find something they love at this Chicago staple that serves up scrumptious comfort food. Sit outside on the patio and you'll never want to leave on sunny weekends. You can't go wrong with the vegan breakfast burrito or, for lunch, the Green Meanie. And don't forget a Bloody Mary!