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The best bar lies in the eye of the beholder. Many are drawn to immaculate cocktails, while others chase after extensive beer lists. Some might only require a comfortable barstool in a cozy setting. It’s safe to say, though, that a few spots stand out from the crowd. These 10 Chicago bars, from high-end cocktail lounges to tried-and-true neighborhood escapes, are guaranteed to deliver the most memorable of drinking experiences.
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Celebrate your special occasions at these 12 top Chicago restaurants
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OpenTable gives restaurants the ability to celebrate their identity on their restaurant profile—making it even easier for you to find Black-owned restaurants to support on Juneteenth, and everyday. Explore the spots in your area.
Women-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Chicago
Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These Woman-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their identity — explore spots to support near you.
Asian-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Chicago
Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These Asian-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their heritage — explore spots to support near you.
Black-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Chicago
OpenTable gives restaurants the ability to celebrate their identity on their restaurant profile—making it even easier for you to find Black-owned and -operated restaurants to support on Juneteenth, and everyday. Explore the spots in your area.
LatinX-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Chicago
Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These LatinX-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their heritage — explore spots to support near you.
The small city of Marengo is nestled in the heart of McHenry County, where it serves up a number of great choices for a night on the town or dinner with the family. Sit down at a bar and grill to enjoy a juicy burger with a variety of toppings, or choose a large chicken Caesar salad or fried fish specialty platter. A large array of beers are available to accompany your choice of dish. For a classic meal with the family, you can opt for a local diner to enjoy hearty American foods with generous portions. There are also plenty of vegetarian options available at Marengo's eateries, especially soup and sandwich specialists offering handmade dishes. You can also try wood-fired pizza and authentic Mexican foods.