Big Star

Big Star

Few bars have so much going for them: excellent tequila- and whiskey-based drinks, tacos worth the (sometimes very long) wait, an all-vinyl soundtrack of classic Americana, a massive bar and a patio that calls like a siren come summertime. This is one of the most popular spots in town—for locals and visitors alike.

THE DRINK TO DRINK: ​La Paloma, topped with Mexican Squirt

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: If you’re day-drinking, skip the patio line and head to the bar. It’s more fun inside, anyway.

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1531 N Damen Ave
btwn W Pierce Ave & N Wicker Pk Ave
Chicago, IL 60622