Hours: Lunch and Dinner (Daily), Sun. Brunch
Closed for Business’ funky decor, 42 beer taps, and eclectic menu have endured. The bodacious Pork Slap sandwich, which quickly put them on the map, is an addictive combination of fried pork cutlet and smoked ham piled high on a bun and layered with green tomato chutney. We love the classic pairing of grilled cheese with a zingy tomato soup, and the Jimmy Serrano Veggie Burger is a vegetarian’s dream. The rest of the menu appeals to the serious beer drinker with a handful of tasty bar snacks: pork rinds, buffalo shrimp, potato skins, and gravy fries. They’ve got a good burger (the Business), a Chicago dog, and a fresh daily market salad that comes straight from area farms, proving their dedication to sourcing locally and seasonally. The beer taps are kept stocked with rare and unusual brews that change on a daily basis, available in three different sizes (10 oz., 16 oz., 1 liter). —Kinsey Gidick (Dish, Summer 2018)
Burgers, fried pies, and American classics at this cozy tavern.