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Outdoor Pubs on Northside

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tooms Aug 31, 2007 11:22 AM

Would like the names of some outdoor pubs on the northside - with good food - for book club discussion group.

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    lbs Aug 31, 2007 11:27 AM

    Moodys - Broadway and Thorndale

    T's - Clark and Winnemac

    Both have a large enough space to accompany a book club. Moodys probably offers the best noise level.

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      jbw Aug 31, 2007 11:29 AM

      Duke of Perth
      2913 N. Clark St.
      773-477-1741

      1. blondie60614 Aug 31, 2007 11:46 AM

        The Bourgeois Pig

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          Chicagoist Sep 2, 2007 09:47 AM

          The pig is a cafe, not a pub. Unless they recently got a liquor license, the most potent stupor-inducing beverage is probably the nutmeg in the chai. Great sandwiches tho'.

          Speaking of sammiches, for a place that serves liquor as well, I highly recommend Jerry's in Wicker Park: http://www.jerryssandwiches.com/

          Great beer selection, a really spicy 'indian' bloody mary (to die for if you like it spicy), and the breads are great. What really makes the sandwich is the condiments, I personally think the interplay between their southwest mayo and chipotle chutney is divine, just add the meat/veggie combo you like. Oh, and just FYI, they have a super complicated menu, which sometimes throws their staff off, so make sure your server understands the specifics of your order or you might get something different.

          1. re: Chicagoist
            blondie60614 Sep 3, 2007 07:34 AM

            Yes, the Bourgeois Pig is just a cafe, but would be ideal for a book club

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          michparent Sep 3, 2007 10:12 AM

          http://www.hopleaf.com/home.html

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            BRB Sep 3, 2007 10:38 AM

            Not sure whether I'd say it's book discussion "friendly," but I would say that there's no better pub in Chicago in terms of food.

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            amoncada Sep 5, 2007 11:40 AM

            Kuma's on Belmont just west of Elston serves great food and has a cozy patio.
            O'Donnovan's on Irving Park Road 1 block west of Damen has a fulltime outdoor bar as opposed to a barless outdoor patio which is unheard of in the city.
            The Village Tap in Roscoe Village on Roscoe has a very nice outdoor patio.
            Resi's Bier Stube on Irving Park Road has a great authentic German Beer Garden and great food and an amazing German Beer selection.
            Witt's on Lincoln avenue in Lakeview has a large quiet patio, great pub atmosphere and very good bar food.
            Fearons at Wellington and Ashland has a topnotch bar menu since Sean Fearon took over and there's a large side patio.
            Volo Wine Bar on Roscoe at Damen has a beautiful rear patio.

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              Chicagojet Sep 7, 2007 02:44 PM

              Try Chief O'Neill's on Elston just south of Addison. Very good food and great beer

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                amoncada Sep 9, 2007 08:57 AM

                I second the rec for Chief O'Neils. They have one of the largest and best outdoor patios in the city, nice interior and decent food too. Live music indoors and an occasional whoe pig or lamb roast outside.

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