Gage

Top choice gastropub in The Loop

This always-hopping gastropub dishes up fanciful grub, from Gouda-topped venison burgers to mussels vindaloo or Guinness-battered fish and chips; a steak menu offers massive cuts. The booze rocks too, including a solid whiskey list and small-batch beers that pair with the food.

Ask the knowledgeable servers about what alcohol will work best with your meal. Note the bar stays open later, usually until 1am. The Scotch-egg appetizer – a sausage-encased, deep-fried, hard-boiled beast with the girth of a softball – has earned quite a following.


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