The Bluebird is one of 5 great gastropubs.

1. The Bluebird

Gastropub · Bucktown · 1749 N Damen Ave (at Willow St), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Tempting small plates such as almond-stuffed olives, grilled baby octopus and harissa-spiced wings are tough to choose from, Don't know good suds from duds? Ask the staff to offer up suggestions. Read more.

Hopleaf Bar is one of 5 great gastropubs.

2. Hopleaf Bar

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Bar · Andersonville · 5148 N Clark St (at W Foster Ave), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Check out the roasted chicken with oven-roasted artichokes, spring onions and mashed potatoes or a CB&J: a grilled sandwich of housemade cashew butter, fig jam and Morbier cheese on sourdough bread. Read more.

The Gage is one of 5 great gastropubs.

3. The Gage

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Gastropub · The Loop · 24 S Michigan Ave (btwn Monroe & Madison St.), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The whiskey list is lengthy and beer options go beyond the basics. The food is rich and flavorful, from the Scotch egg to the Gage burger with melted onion marmalade and gobs of Midwestern Camembert. Read more.

Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro is one of 5 great gastropubs.

4. Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

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Gastropub · North Center · 3905 N Lincoln Ave (at Byron), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Soda bread? Black-and-white pudding? Not so much. Here Guinness isn’t just on the epic beer list, but also in a onion–and–white cheddar soup and even in the mac and cheese served with barbecue ribs. Read more.

The Publican is one of 5 great gastropubs.

5. The Publican

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New American Restaurant · Fulton Market · 837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Diners come here for three things: to sample the massive list of brews, to taste impeccable charcuterie and oysters or to begin their Sundays with arguably the best brunch in town. Read more.