As Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well, or at least had a few Triscuits.” Nosh into wellness with today’s Groupon to Four Farthings Tavern and Grill in Lincoln Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a pub outing for two (up to a $40.90 value) that includes the following:
- Two appetizers (up to a $29.90 value)
Two draft beers (an $11 value)<p>
- For $40, you get a pub outing for four (up to an $81.80 value) that includes the following:
- Four appetizers (up to a $59.80 value)
- Four draft beers (a $22 value)<p>
Four Farthings Tavern and Grill ensconces eaters amid nearly half a century of tradition, slinging a time-tested menu of gourmet pub grub replete with nine palate-priming appetizers. Dining duos and dulcet barbershop quartets can divvy up a combination platter chock-a-block with sautéed louisiana crab cakes, crispy calamari, and popcorn shrimp. Plump gorgonzola raviolis sheathe heaps of parmesan sauce, black olives, and tomatoes in a velvety shell, providing a makeshift pillow for weary tongues. Oscillate between a foursome of quesadilla options, such as the chicken quesadilla’s blend of black beans and mozzarella or the pulled pork’s piping panoply of peppers and onions. Frothy suds cascade from taps behind a full-service bar, easing savory servings of double lamb chops into gullets with the grace of a Crisco-slathered slip ‘n’ slide.
A dozen flat-screen TVs illumine Four Farthings’ ample floor plan, which allows guests to snack and sip in its bar area and on its outdoor patio or rooftop panic room. Arched mirrors and antique Chicago snapshots reflect the restaurant’s centuries-old paneling, which presides over such weekly events as Monday-night magic, Wednesday-night trivia, and Thursday-night karaoke.
Four Farthings Tavern & Grill
Crouched on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern & Grill has welcomed patrons to fill pints and plates for half a century. Though the tavern was originally a quaint space with a ceiling only reaching 9 feet, it has grown through the decades. Today, it's an eatery where customers can uncover something different every day—a sidewalk brunch on Sunday, a euchre league and the tavern's signature grilled wings on Tuesday, and karaoke and live music twice a week.
The bar keeps televisions abuzz with sports (including extra channels that broadcast Missouri Valley Conference basketball) and plasters photos of old Chicago across walls paneled in centuries-old wood, which was imported from Wisconsin's Kimberly Clark mansion and milled onsite for a custom fit. Four Farthings also hosts Magic Mike the magician on Mondays and provides a free party room that cuts revelers a break with a trio of all-you-can-drink packages.