Polk Street Pub
Watching TV after midnight is typically a sign of insomnia, but at Polk Street Pub, it’s simply a sign of a good time. The South Loop pub stays open past 12 nightly playing the latest sports games on its many flat screen TVs. As they watch basketball players dunk or hockey players struggling to stay atop a receding ice floe, diners can nosh on burgers topped with pineapple, drizzled in barbecue sauce, or crowned with any number of their favorite toppings. Sandwiches, wraps, and nuggets of chorizo also occupy hands, and full entrees of charbroiled flat-iron steak or teriyaki-glazed salmon round out the menu. As blue line trains chatter past nearby, chefs draw on fresh ingredients, eschewing the battery of microwaves and freezers used at some eateries. To complement their eats, the bar pours frosty beers and doles out an array of liquors, with package service for clients seeking a bottle to go.