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Jul 7, 2009 12:24 PM

Wrigley Area Rec for Apps and cocktails for pre-Elton John concert?

I am looking for an upscale restaurant for appetizers and cocktails for a group of 12 prior to the Elton John/Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field. Some place that has great food, and good size list of apps, with fun, lively atmosphere (possibly outdoors?)

I am unfamiliar with Wrigley, as I stay close to home in bucktown....any thougths are greatly apprecited. Short cab ride ok. Thank you!

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  1. Try Twist. It's a tapas place a few blocks south of Wrigley Field. There is a large lounge sectional area by the entrance that is good for bigger groups.

    Rockit has a new location just up the block from Wrigley. I haven't been there, but am guessing it is similar as the one downtown.

    Further west, how about Coobah? Great cocktails. And any place that is Latin fusion is always fun.

    Twist A Tapas Cafe
    3412 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

    Rockit Bar & Grill-Wrigleyville
    3700 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613

    3423 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

    1. Uncommon Ground is a great place. Food quality and ingredient choice is very good, a very fun/casual atmosphere. they also have a patio. I really appreciate their beer selection, so if you have any beer nerds in the party of 12, they will be pleased. I don't know what their app selection is like - may want to research.