Before the construction of bars, patrons would head to their local watering holes, bottomed-out abysses dug out with crushed beer cans, shot glasses, and steam-powered ketchup bottles. Drink to above-ground neighborhood revelry with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hearty casual fare and drinks at Division Street Bar & Grill in Humboldt Park. Division Street Bar & Grill is closed on Mondays.
The cozy neighborhood eatery and beverage slingery sates early-evening diners and late-night noshers alike with savory cuisine and tasty libations within its laid-back, friendly confines. Menu offerings such as the loaded nachos satisfy south-of-the-border cravings ($8), and the hummus platter sets sail for the Mediterranean on a garlicky garbanzo boat flanked with crisp veggies and warm pita ($8). Dig into a succulent 10-ounce choice Division Street Angus beef burger, crowned with crumbled bleu cheese, bacon, and buffalo sauce ($10), or ride the poultry highway or vegetarian thoroughfare by substituting a chicken or veggie patty on any burger creation. The welcoming establishment also boasts occasional DJ performances and a Sunday trivia night along with nightly drink and culinary specials, tongue-pleasing craft brews, and flavorful cocktails that beckon the wall-hung work of local artists to bend down and take a sip when you're not looking.
Division Street Bar & Grill
Behind the window-mounted neon lights at Division Street Bar & Grill, flickering candles illuminate a full menu of hearty sandwiches, sprightly cocktails, and frosty brews. Named after local streets, choice Angus burgers take the stage wearing costumes such as sautéed mushrooms, cheddar cheese, guacamole, or smoked bacon, with chicken and veggie-burger understudies ready to open the trapdoor at a moment's notice. From the bar, craft suds on tap, bottled brews, and liquorous libations mingle alongside nightly drink and pub-fare specials. Adding a cozy, neighborhood-hangout vibe to the eat-and-drinkery's ambiance, local artwork backdrops Sunday-night games of trivia and weekly rotating live DJs.