Mr Brown’s Lounge

Jamaican in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Named after a Jamaican folklore tale that Bob Marley adapted into a song, this bar-restaurant cooks up such Jamaican staples as curried goat, jerk chicken and (on weekends) stewed oxtail, along with American riffs such as ‘island-style’ macaroni and cheese. Wash it down with a spiced-rum punch. DJs spin reggae and dance-hall tunes on weekends.

Locals in the know order the red snapper 'escovitch' (fried and doused with pickling sauce) as an off-menu item.