mothballs wrote:i am visiting chicago on wednesday for five days. what are the best places to go for beer, both bars and a bottle shop? also, recommendations for good, relatively cheap restaurants and coffee shops would be great.
i suppose map room, hopleaf, fountainhead, and maria's (as a bottle shop) would be the old reliable standby recommendations, but none of these excite me in the way they used to. danny's in logan square has a decent bottle selection. lush used to have a nice cantillon selection but not so much anymore. northdown has a lot of rotational three floyds draft stuff depending on when you're there, but i never feel blown away by any one beer bar in chicago.