Howells & Hood

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Howells & Hood

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Photograph: Nicole Radja

Howells & Hood

Named for the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower’s architects John Howells and Raymond Hood, this sprawling restaurant/bar features a shocking number number of beers on tap (114!) and just the kind of food you want to have while sampling beers. Brett Neubauer's menu includes classics like fried cheese curds, mac and cheese and a terrific kimchi-topped burger. Come summer, grab a spot on the big outdoor patio for prime people watching and city views.

Venue name: Howells & Hood
Contact:
Address: 435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago
312-262-5310
Cross street: between Illinois St and the river
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand (Red). Bus: 29, 36, 62.
Price: Average main course: $21
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Kris Vire
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The decor's none too exciting in this sprawling restaurant at the base of Tribune Tower—it's the basic color scheme of the Cheesecake Factory with the interesting blobby parts sanded away. But Howells & Hood has a solid food menu and a truly insane selection of beers, with 100+ taps lining the entire back wall of the place. The real place to be, though, is the patio that spills out onto Pioneer Court in summer months, offering stunning dusk-hour views of the surrounding skyline.