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The 20 most Instagrammable restaurants and bars in Chicago

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

Chicagoans know an Instagrammable situation when they see it. Maybe it's the reclaimed wood or that funky wallpaper, or perhaps it's the combination of a perfectly plated dish and pristine lighting. Whatever tickles your like-loving fancy, there are some restaurants and bars that have the whole aesthetic thing down to a science. When we're looking for the perfect ’gram, these are the places we frequent for epic backdrops.

1. Sawada Coffee

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2. The Promontory

3. Dove's Luncheonette

4. Mi Tocaya

5. The Hampton Social

6. Ronero

Friday vibes 🌴

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7. Elske

bar looking V cute // photo by @anthonytahlierphoto

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8. Lost Lake

Tiki drinks, Hula dreams 🌴🌺🍹// #friyay #tgif #lostlake #tiki

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9. Duck Duck Goat

I think Zach Braff designed this room.

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10. El Che Bar

11. Pleasant House Pub

I've practically pitched a tent @phpub I'm there way too often. Absolutely love this spot. 🌿🍹📸

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12. Nico Osteria

Starting to think the sun is never coming back. Send help. -Chicago

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13. Parson's Chicken & Fish

Cocktail o'clock [also: this place serves insanely good fried chicken sandwiches! Favorite food here by far]

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14. The Winchester

15. The Allis at Soho House

16. Antique Taco

Smoked's a no from me

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17. Dusek's

1 dolla oyster holla

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18. Estereo

Waiting out the rainstorm like 🍹🍹🍹 #saturday #chicago

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19. Vol. 39

20. 3 Arts Club Cafe at Restoration Hardware

Dreams come true 🌿

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