Your guide on things to eat and drink in April in Chicago: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails, craft beer and more.

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1. Thai Burger

Just last week, The Boundary celebrated a new menu update, and the runaway star so far has been this Thai Burger. With soy sauce, green onion, red pepper & cucumber relish, garlic, and thai aioli, all in a hawaiian roll.

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2. Three Floyds Robert The Bruce

Just tapped at Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is Robert The Bruce from Three Floyds Brewing. A bold Scottish ale that pours a deep ruby color; a malt lover’s delight and a rare find anywhere in Chicago, let alone on Michigan Avenue.

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3. Buffalo Shrimp Quesadilla

March Madness is not over yet! Get this game-day special at Old Town Pour House – Oak Brook from April 3rd-7th, and settle in for a game or two among their 90 beers on tap.


4. Lagavulin 16 Yr. Whisky

Available at South Branch, and our personal pick for Whiskey Week, which takes place from April 21st-25th. Alternatively, South Branch boasts one of the most impressive whiskey menus in Chicago; not only is it extensive in itself, but there are also some hard to find gems and flights available too.


5. A Beer Dinner / Beer Pairing Special

Ok, this is not ‘one thing’, but this event is worth bending the rules for. Howells & Hood are hosting their first ever Beer Dinner, with Lagunitus Brewing, who open their second brewing location here in Chicago in May. Chef Scott Walton has lined up an appetizer and four courses (including dessert) to pair with five Lagunitas brews in one evening. (more info here).


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