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Breakfast/brunch and bar spots near Grant Park during Lollapalooza help

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evoo Jul 11, 2011 07:26 PM

Foodie in town for Lolla looking for interesting breakfast/brunch spots and late night eats and interesting bars within walking distance of the park. Please help!

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    dtbauer21 Jul 12, 2011 11:46 AM

    There are a couple new places in the area that should all be open by the time Lollapalozza starts.

    1. The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen - Was scheduled to open in June and looks like they are are ready so hopefully they will open any day now. Should be a fun bar with above average bar food and a DJ at night.
    http://chicago.metromix.com/restaurants/traditional_classic/the-scout-waterhouse-and-south-loop/2448811/content

    2. Waffles - Was also supposed to open in June, but as far as I know isn't open yet. I can't wait for this place to open. A couple of the people involved are/were from Japonais and the Bristol. Should be a good breakfast place.
    http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2011/06/15/waffles-bringing-upscale-breakfast-to-south-loop.php#more

    3. Tribute - Just opened this past Thursday. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but I have high hopes for this place. It is in the Essex Inn right across the street from Grant Park and will hopefully be good for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and/or drinks.
    http://www.tribute-chicago.com/

    1. nsxtasy Jul 11, 2011 07:49 PM

      All of the following are within a short walk of Grant/Millennium Park.

      Breakfast/brunch:
      1. Bongo Room has creative pancakes at Roosevelt and Wabash. http://chicago.menupages.com/restaurants/text/bongo%20room
      2. Heaven on Seven's Wabash location has cajun/creole food on the seventh floor of an office high-rise. www.heavenonseven.com
      3. Atwood Cafe for upscale fare. www.atwoodcafe.com
      4. South Water Kitchen too. www.southwaterkitchen.com
      5. Fox & Obel is slightly further (across the river) and has great baked goods as well as good breakfast in the cafe. www.fox-obel.com

      Late night eats and interesting bars:
      6. Pizano's on Madison has authentic, delicious Chicago deep-dish pizza. www.pizanoschicago.com
      7. and 8. Miller's Pub www.millerspub.com and the Exchequer www.exchequerpub.com both have pub fare served late.
      9. The Gage is a gastropub with good food etc. www.thegagechicago.com
      All of these are open late; check their websites for hours.

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        evoo Jul 11, 2011 08:36 PM

        Thanks this is great info!

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