MostBest Chicago | Gastropubs

There are 248 gastropubs in Chicago. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

Food and drinks have been enjoyed together since the dawn of time. These are the spots in Chicago that have perfected both.


Flickr user, Kara Brugman

Flickr user, Kara Brugman

With a seasonally changing menu and a rotating selection of craft beers in bottles and on tap, you’ll never be bored at this hip spot—and you can be sure the ingredients are always fresh! Hopleaf is unparalleled for their incredible selection of rare (and strong!) Belgian beers.

Whether you come for the food or the beer (or both!), you’ll always be satisfied after a visit to Hopleaf Bar.

We Love Their: Charcuterie Plate, Crispy Duck Leg
5148 N Clark St
(773) 334-9851




This gastropub in Logan Square may be small, but it definitely has the chops to rival the big name spots. Owen & Engine has tons of beers, and they often feature brews from across the pond. From the Bangers and Mash to the Cornish Pasty, you’ll feel as if you’ve hopped on a flight to England.

Eat and drink like a true Brit, and indulge in traditional pub fare at Owen & Engine.

We Love Their: Scotch Eggs with Stout Mustard Starter

2700 N Western Ave
(773) 235-2930



Flickr user, kidltamae

Flickr user, kidltamae

Girl & the Goat is not only a hip, trendy West Loop hotspot, but also is operated by Stephanie Izard, the first female Top Chef winner. You’ll wash down the tastefully prepared dishes like Escargot Ravioli and Grilled Marinated Pork Belly with a glass of wine from producers around the world, a bottle of beer from a local Chicago craft brewer, or one of their creative cocktails.

When you’re looking for mouthwatering dishes and unique, expertly mixed cocktails to match, you won’t find better than Girl & the Goat.

We Love Their: Italian Grandpa, Ruby Don’t Love Me, Escargot Ravioli

809 W Randolph St
(312) 492-6262


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