It seems like only yesterday it was January, cold and gray. But regardless of how we've made it to June, we're here, and we must say, the first half of the year was pretty fantastic for restaurants and bars across Chicago. From top-notch sushi joints and upscale restaurants to inventive cocktail spots and places with great patios for summer, Chicago has seen quite a few new spots open up that we think will be worth visiting time and again.
The best restaurant and bar openings in 2016, so far
The first half of the year has brought us lots of great booze and some great eats, from breweries to sushi spots