Arbella is a cocktail lounge next to and owned by the same people as Tanta that complements the restaurant well. Its high ceilings, brick walls, and colorful murals make it a comfortable place to sit, but the cocktail list is what you’re really here for - it reads like a map of the world in alcohol form. Try something you’ve never had before, like a PB&J cocktail. This is a great place to catch-up with friends or take a date.
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Don't worry the next time you need to casually grab drinks in River North. These are the places to go.
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Pizzeria Portofino is an upscale pizza place right on the Chicago River serving bad Italian food and mediocre pies.
Rotisserie Ema is a lunch spot that's connected to the sit-down Ema in River North. Come here to carry-out falafel, hummus, and Mediterranean salads.
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Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery
An upscale brewpub that's brewing their own beer and making quality food to go with it.
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Pub Royale is an Anglo-Indian pub serving excellent cocktails and Indian inspired food. It’s a unique, delicious, and fun time.
Scofflaw is a gin-focused cocktail lounge in Logan Square with solid food. They also give out free, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies at midnight.
Billy Sunday is an old-school inspired cocktail lounge in Logan Square with a few solid food options as well.
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