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  • Tommy Nevin's Pubs
    Tommy Nevin's poured its first pint on September 13, 1990. The Irish-themed restaurant/pub was the brainchild of Steven Prescott, who named the restaurant/pub after his grandfather, Thomas Nevin. Thomas or "Tommy" as was affectionately known was a WWI hero and devoted father. Irish Pubs LLC purchased Tommy Nevin's on May 15, 2003. Tommy Nevin's found itself in the middle of a full remodeling effort in the spring and summer of 2004. The remodeling started with a change to its current fire engine red dominated facade. This fire engine red color pays homage to the beautiful Temple Bar located in Dublin Ireland. The remodeling also created a state of the art banquet room facility, used for many of the banquets and parties that are held at the restaurant today.
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    1450 Sherman Ave
    Evanston, IL US
  • World of Beer - Evanston
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: World of Beer - Evanston facet_type_id: e56fec50-5f2c-1032-9f7d-1d178ab119e5 html_text: |- Cuisine Type: American tavern fare Most popular offering: Giant German pretzel Reservations: Optional Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes Alcohol: Full bar Number of Tables: 25–50 Outdoor Seating: Yes Established: 2013 Parking: Metered street parking Handicap Accessible: Yes Pro Tip: Enjoy great craft beer, tavern fare, sports, and live music. Q&A with Chris Ciezak, General Manager In your own words, how would you describe your menu? Our tavern fare complements the quality of our craft beer and spirits. We start with classic comfort foods, combine them with traditional bar offerings, and give them a contemporary spin. The portions are ample and the flavors are bold. Taste, savor, and enjoy. What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion? My passion for food, craft beer, hospitality, and entertainment has been evolving since an early age. With 17 years of experience in the industry, I continue to have a passion for taking care of people and making sure they are having a good time.
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    1601 Sherman Ave
    Evanston, IL US
  • Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro
    A well-known restaurant in Evanston, Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro is the ideal location for fantastic pub food. It's a popular restaurant for those that want awesome food. If you're trying to plan ahead, most people will be quick to point out that later in the week (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) will be the best time to visit. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, if you're in the mood for tunes, it's one of the better places for live music. It's been tabbed as a good option for large groups. WiFi's available if you want to link your device up, and if you're in a hurry, you can always take advantage of the convenient take-out offerings. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a good selection at its bar. A good spot in Evanston, a trip to Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro is definitely worthwhile. The restaurant is easily reachable by public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a parking garage nearby (or can park on the street). Prefer to pedal there? Bike parking is also provided.
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    1715 Maple Avenue
    Evanston, IL US
  • Union Pizzeria
    Union Pizzeria Determined to find out how his favorite pizzeria made its pies, 13-year-old Vince Bibattista didn't scour cookbooks or even ask the chefs. Instead, he got a job there, which jumpstarted a lifelong culinary passion that led him to various Chicago kitchens and the classrooms of Kendall Culinary College before landing him at executive chef position at Evanston’s Campagnola. At the critically lauded Union Pizzeria, Vincent combines his experience with a return to his roots as he tops his wood-fired pizzas with locally grown, organic ingredients such as lamb, potato, and capers. He supplements those pies with shareable hot plates such as shrimp and grits, as well as cold plates such as bruschetta crowned with white beans and roasted cherry tomatoes––a cold plate far more appealing than the salted snow served at other locally-focused restaurants. To round out his Italian-style feasts, Vincent also crafts a different main every day, including balsamic-braised short ribs and herb-roasted Amish chicken.
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    1245 Chicago Ave
    Evanston, IL US
  • 27 Live
    The spirit of rock 'n' roll is alive and well at 27 Live, a restaurant, lounge, and performance venue named to honor members of the 27 Club—rock stars such as Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison who died at age 27. The restaurant's seasonal menu puts a modern twist on American classics using local ingredients, hand-ground meats, and house-made breads and pastas. Upstairs in the whiskey lounge, craft brews pour from taps, and local bourbons are delivered to discerning palates. 27 Live's partnership with independent distillery and fellow Evanston culinary anchor FEW Spirits means the restaurant graces glasses with custom libations. If not eating at a table or clinking glasses in the lounge, patrons are relaxing in candlelight on leather sofas in the private VIP suites amid wooden beams and exposed-brick walls. In addition, 27 Live's stage and sound system host various musical performances, which guests can take in while sitting, dancing, or doing the coolest move of all—The Sitting Man.
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    1012-1014 Church St.
    Evanston, IL US
  • JT's Bar and Grill
    JT's Bar and Grill in Evanston is known for its tasty eats. Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? JT's Bar and Grill serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. Eat outdoors JT's Bar and Grill (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. Weekends are when crowds really head to JT's Bar and Grill, so plan accordingly. JT's Bar and Grill lets you stop by or stay home for your food. JT's Bar and Grill is surrounded by endless parking options.
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    1639 Orrington Ave
    Evanston, IL US

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