Big Star, the longtime go-to for tacos and tequila, opened its Wrigleyville location just in time for the Cubs’ opening day. Nearly identical to the Wicker Park location in terms of its drink and food offerings, BSW one-ups the original when it comes to real estate. Situated kitty-corner to Wrigley Field, the ground floor bar spills out onto the sidewalk, while the entire second story opens up garage-door style to let in the summer breeze. Game day or no, fair weather will likely translate to a full house.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: The Big Star Michelada: a salted-rim, salsa-infused Tecate with a wedge of lime
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Just like at the Wicker Park location, staking out a spot at the bar is worth the wait. Food comes quick, and drinks come quicker, so pace yourself.