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Twisted Spoke

Twisted Spoke

Burger Joint, Whisky Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
West Town, Chicago
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Redeye Chicago
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  • Robert O.
    "Get the fatboy burger!"(4 Tips)
    Lee A.
    "Awesome beer and bourbon selection and a fun rooftop."(10 Tips)
    Kerry S.
    "Bloody Marys with beer chasers and meat sticks are best in Chicago."(24 Tips)
    Zach S.
    "Cannot go wrong with the Lavache Poire for Brunch!"(3 Tips)
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  • Faithe M.
    Faithe MasonDecember 7, 2014
    This place was really cool. They have a million different whiskeys and a $2 mystery beer grab bag. Good looked awesome but I was there for the whiskey. Very nice staff and a super cool setup.
  • Veronica G.
    Veronica GuadalupeSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bloody Mary in the city, all their food is incredible, highlights are: flaming wings, egg sandwich, steak burrito, meatloaf and buffalo chicken sandwich. Check out their lunch special!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoDecember 17, 2015
    Twisted Spoke just celebrated its' 20th birthday, officially making it a classic Chicago pub for a laid back night. Make sure to try the fatboy burger and to check out the amazing rooftop! Read more
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CallahanAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Deck up top open during summer; the Hangover Hospital is a brilliant brunch menu. Bloody Mary is among the finest in the fair city. You won't regret heading out west to get there.
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger is very good. But you don't have to have it every time. Its craft beers are quite good. I can even urge you to go for the random "Butch's Beer Special" should you want to cheap it out.
  • Chicago Bar Bracket
    Chicago Bar BracketMarch 21, 2015
    Always caught my eye when I'd drive past and finally got to go as bar of the Chicago Bar Bracket. Tempura Bacon = amazing & a handful of delicious Bloody Mary's to choose from. Read more
  • Chicago Bar Bracket
    Chicago Bar BracketMarch 21, 2015
    Always caught my eye when I'd drive past and finally got to go as bar of the Chicago Bar Bracket. Tempura Bacon = amazing & a handful of delicious Bloody Mary's to choose from.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistDecember 23, 2014
    Egg-y brunch is definitely an option here, but why be distracted by scrambles and toast when you can get a famous Fatboy, which is customizable with a variety of toppings at no extra charge. Read more
  • Nikki H.
    Nikki HaysDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great burger deal for lunch! Legendary Fatboy burger which includes a select beer or soda for $10! Also have 3 limited dogfishhead brews on draft! Get'em while the gettins good!
  • Kathryn H.
    Kathryn HNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Bloody Mary's loaded with tons of meat and cheese. Brunch menu is amazing. I do the Lavache Poire, but also highly recommend the corned beef hash. Sit at the bar, too! Awesome staff on Sundays.
  • JENNIFER H.
    JENNIFER HUMBRECHTApril 18, 2011
    The road rash bloody mary is phenomenal. If you like buffalo sauce, you have to try the chicken tenders. They make their own buffalo sauce and it kicks the crap out of bottled buffalo sauce. Yum!
  • ben m.
    ben m5 days ago
    Solid brunch. Plenty of whisky and solid beer list.
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerFebruary 8, 2015
    "an airy rooftop beer garden, a standout whiskey selection...a beer selection that lives up to the rest at this not-so-subtly biker-inspired bar" - Thrillist
  • chibueze
    chibuezeFebruary 13, 2014
    Awesome rooftop summer brunches. Can't miss. And their extensive beer & whiskey selections keep you warm & tucked in during the winter months.
  • Amy T.
    Amy ThompsonFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Bloodies are delicious, the roof is the best and there is nothing bad on the food menu (although the falafel comes unassembled, which is tricky). Tuesday's dirty dozen can't be beat!
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffSeptember 13, 2014
    Nice craft beer list, unfortunately they seem to be out of a lot of it. They came through in the end though with a nice recommendation. Don't skip the bloody mary.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerApril 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the McGangBang (off menu) - not for the fearful - Double Cheeseburger stuffed with a Buffalo chicken breast and homemade Kimschi
  • Marquise N.
    Marquise NealJune 14, 2013
    Their burgers are great! It was really big and juicy. What more can you ask for?!
  • Liz T.
    Liz ThompsonJune 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The cheese curds are the best I've had in the city, and the honey mustard they serve it with has a nice kick!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoSeptember 14, 2010
    Picnic tables and a great whiskey selection make this teeny rooftop, overlooking a fairly blah section of the city, a laid-back spot to catch some sun. Read more
  • Kirk H.
    Kirk HerlitzDecember 30, 2014
    Good beer selection, but the food is the real star. The gumbo is amazing, as well as the chili!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StraubMarch 21, 2012
    Typical biker bar. Amazing rooftop patio in the summer and an endless selection of never-heard-of-that-before beer.
  • Andra M.
    Andra MJuly 5, 2015
    The cheese curds are mouth watering. Ask for some bacon with them.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.September 26, 2014
    If the weather is nice, go spend some time on the roof. If empty, it's a great place for a big group.
  • Heather K.
    Heather KristinJune 25, 2011
    Some of the best hand-cut shoe-string fries in the city. Bloody Marys provide a meat skewer and side-car (small beer back).
  • Jane W.
    Jane W.March 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for a whiskey sour from the bartender with the elongated earlobes. You won't be disappointed. Or sober for long.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 15
    The Bloody Mary here is out of this world -- among the best in all of chicago.
  • Lorena F.
    Lorena FosterAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Badass drinks. Esp the Fellini they change for the seasons. Sat night. Porn n breakfast served at midnight. Oh ya with heavy metal music! Yes I'm a chick who isn't lezbo or 28929392 pounds lol
  • John L.
    John LloydApril 14, 2012
    Get the classic manhattan or bloody mary. If Justin is working you can't go wrong.
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShackletonAugust 8, 2014
    Top 5 favorite burger in Chicago. The whiskey selection is a cut above anywhere.
  • JG B.
    JG BMarch 14, 2010
    Unmissable. Get the classic bloody mary, best anywhere. Burgers are massive and excellent. Salma-bloody, not recommended. The nightly drink specials are a great deal.
  • Emily R.
    Emily ReissSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bloody on Earth, best staff in Chicago, phenomenal beer selection...'nough said #RideTheRail
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnSeptember 26, 2014
    Great selection of beers and whiskey. The shrimp po boy is a must order.
  • Jessica E.
    Jessica EliasDecember 31, 2013
    Bartender is very knowledge about her whiskeys and bourbons. Large bourbon list
  • Jeannette P.
    Jeannette PawulaJuly 23, 2011
    Shrimp Po Boy is a must try!! But careful it is huge!!! Best sandwich according to hungry hound!
  • Beth M.
    Beth MassuraJune 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Twisted Spoke on a Wednesday for half-price on all whiskeys. Try George Stagg. The portobello sandwiches are addicting as well.
  • Nikki H.
    Nikki HaysDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $2.50 beers every Tuesday! You also get the amazing purple haired babe behind the bar!
  • Mike
    MikeAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Wings y'all. And Southwest inspired egg dishes for weekend brunch w/ Bloody Mary's.
  • Wild Scotsman
    Wild ScotsmanJune 13, 2010
    Order a glass of Wild Scotsman 15yr Scotch Malt Whisky with just one "rock" and kick back, relax, and enjoy the evening
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenAugust 7, 2014
    Awesome beer and bourbon selection and a fun rooftop.
  • r l.
    r longApril 15, 2011
    I think the names of their drinks are chessy, and some of the graffiti on the bathroom walls are juvenile. But they have a repatriation
  • Zach S.
    Zach SpanglerMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cannot go wrong with the Lavache Poire for Brunch! Do it!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KeeneJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They have the Pappy Van Winkle 15yr for only $12. Try it on Wednesday for 1/2 price.
  • Laura M.
    Laura McSlizzMay 27, 2015
    Make sure to check out their rooftop. Also, cheese curds
  • Dirk D.
    Dirk De LorNovember 26, 2014
    If the weather is good head upstairs to the rooftop patio.
  • Bobbi B.
    Bobbi B.April 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch. Brunch. Brunch. (Corned beef hash and fried egg sandwich are dope.)
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny L.April 29, 2012
    Monster whiskey and beer selection. Burgers are top 5 in the city!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BlockJuly 13, 2016
    We heard great things about the Bloody Mary, but the waiter told us it's made with beef broth! So disappointed.
  • Erin W.
    Erin WikeMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The absolute best chilla-killas in the land. Chorizo or chicken...you cannot lose!
  • Anthony E.
    Anthony EddingsOctober 6, 2010
    If you're a daring man, try the Double Fatty. It's enough to kill ya. I actually finished one off w/ the fries and my beers. It's a mean burger
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaSeptember 3, 2014
    Decent bar food. Roof top seating. Quality control could be better. Good weeknight spot.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergDecember 17, 2015
    The best freaking Bloody Mary in Chicago!
  • Juan I.
    Juan InAmillionMay 9, 2013
    Food is better than the service but its a biker themed whiskey bar so it was to be expected.
  • vanton
    vantonJune 11, 2016
    Have a Burger at the bar. Descent food and authentic place.
  • Nick
    NickSeptember 15, 2013
    Biscuits and heart attack gravy. Delicious. Road road rash bloody not so much....
  • Harrison W.
    Harrison WilliamsJanuary 12, 2010
    Get the Chupacabra, wash it down with a Bourbon County Brand Stout or a Dragon's Milk, and enjoy some porn on their big screens.
  • Vincent J.
    Vincent JohnsonAugust 1, 2011
    Bookers whiskey, neat. With a cold ale. 136 proof never tasted so good. DO NOT SHOOT IT! This whiskey needs to be enjoyed.
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68August 30, 2013
    Try the Fat Boy Cheese Burger - #friedegg #mushrooms #bacon
  • Micah P.
    Micah PfeifferAugust 13, 2015
    They have the best bloody maries in the city.
  • michael m.
    Food and chairs and flat surfaces to put your food.
  • iSapien 1.
    iSapien 1956672April 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come in Saturday after 6pm for real metal.
  • Karen S.
    Karen SlackNovember 23, 2014
    The burgers, burritos and tacos are AWESOME!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerApril 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    McGangBang (off menu)
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MartyFebruary 1, 2014
    Whatever hype they may have left, don't believe it. Disinterested (at best) service, served up with plenty of "attitude." Sad, because the food's decent and there's still not much else in the hood.
  • Kerry S.
    Kerry ShorrApril 17, 2011
    Bloody Marys with beer chasers and meat sticks are best in Chicago. #winning
  • s.
    s.May 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Joining the masses of people recommending the "Fried Egg Sandwich".
  • Manbque
    ManbqueJanuary 24, 2013
    Come by for Whiskey Wednesday. 1/2 off all whiskeys
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GenawAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go Saturday Nights where they have brunch and porn at midnight!
  • Rhotan v.
    Rhotan von RhotanSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Definitely go with the Lavache Poire
  • Kate M.
    Kate MurphyMay 11, 2013
    Beat manhattan I have ever had!
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubApril 15, 2015
    Awesome brunch and bloody's. Solid beer list.
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 24, 2012
    Great burgers and beer? That's always a winning combination!
  • Abby J.
    Abby J.April 14, 2012
    Check out the whiskey selection, but skip the fries.
  • Larry M.
    Larry McDonaldApril 6, 2015
    Hey Twisted Spoke, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Nikki N.
    Nikki NefariousDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Monday's are $3 Maker's night. So dangerous and so good!
  • JR H.
    JR HalgasJune 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Do yourself a favor, try the London broil.
  • Thadd H.
    Thadd HoldinghausenJuly 24, 2016
    Fat boy burger with egg over easy! Boom!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DodsonMay 24, 2015
    Well labeled instructions.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HagglundDecember 16, 2014
    Burgers, beer & old motorcycles.
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole ParejkoJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great drinks! Get the GUTTERSLUT!
  • Juan B.
    Juan BermudezMarch 9, 2013
    Jerome is awesome!!!!
  • Renee S.
    Renee StephensMarch 11, 2012
    Legit try it just once in your life.
  • Maureen
    MaureenOctober 26, 2014
    Fried egg Sammy is amazing.
  • G R.
    G RobApril 4, 2014
    Shut your mouth and get the shrimp po boy.
  • Jeannette P.
    Jeannette PawulaJuly 23, 2011
    Follow them in twitter and get a free bloody Mary mix bottle there!
  • T C.
    T CallahanJanuary 17, 2015
    Great late night option.
  • Candelario G.
    Candelario Gonzalez JrSeptember 6, 2013
    Awesome beer! Whiskey!'
  • Tony S.
    Tony SharpeJanuary 29, 2011
    Road Rash Bloody Mary is a cure all for almost every major disease except herpes.
  • Nikki H.
    Nikki HaysDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Maker's Monday! $3 maker's mark all day long!
  • Kendall B.
    Kendall BeeJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chupacabra Tostada is to die for!
  • Aunya S.
    Aunya SavageMarch 24, 2013
    Bloody Marys are a win here!
  • Len K.
    Len KendallJanuary 28, 2012
    Get super offended by the menu names.
  • George M.
    George MillerAugust 31, 2014
    Fatboy burger. Hot jalapeños!
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    ☞ Wi-fi password: ATT136 = 8731824349
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LuiApril 13, 2015
    Big burgers. Over 400 whiskeys.
  • Hannah ..
    Hannah ...January 15, 2012
    SMUT & EGGS on Saturdays midnight - 2:30am
  • paul g.
    paul garciaFebruary 16, 2015
    Whiskey Wednesday night half off :-)
  • CJ R.
    CJ RomigNovember 14, 2013
    If you're thirsty and want Kick Ass service then look no further!!
  • Kathryn J.
    Kathryn JanicekMarch 18, 2010
    I snorted my bloody mary when I read "woman peas (formerly known as chick)" in the ingredients for Hummus.
  • anita b.
    anita binderMay 17, 2013
    worst lunch ever........two of us there for over 1 1/2 hours and food was mediocre. Service was awful-we were ignored. First and last time there.
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