in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

The cult of the bike messenger runs strong in Chicago, and this clamorous restaurant-bar is a way station for tattooed couriers and locals who love the microbrew-centric beer list and the vegetarian/vegan comfort-food menu (which includes some fish dishes), such as West African ground-nut stew and fried avocado tacos. In summer head to the festive beer garden out back.