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The Handlebar

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American, International, Vegetarian, Vegan
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2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
773-384-9546
Today
12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Black Bean Maduro was incredible!

Got the Black Bean Maduro and it was amazing, hearty and delicious. There was a base of plantain giving it a sweet side with a spice sauce coating it that gave it nice kick. Hearty meal for cold weather!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
imaynotbesoup
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Got the Black Bean Maduro and it was amazing, hearty and delicious. There was a base of plantain giving it a sweet side with a spice sauce coating it that gave it nice kick. Hearty meal for cold weather!

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Nelson
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Had brunch on a Sunday morning. Food fantastic , service good, better than expected. It is small and tables are small. Had to eat at bar but still great. I would go again. Less stars for atmosphere because of all the Ravens, little creepy

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was the second time I've eaten here. It was just after one on a Saturday so there was a wait. We decided to eat at the bar and weren't displeased in the slightest. The bartender was plesant and patient. I had two appetizers for lunch and let me tell you, one would have been plenty. I got the nachos... More 

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Nyborg, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'm not a vegetarian but assumed I could find something good on the menu. I was wrong. Everything I got was a step above inedible. In their defense, all the food seemed to be conscientiously prepared. I think a not veg palate won't be happy. It's a fun room with an eclectic crowd. I'd definitely go for drinks.

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Silicon Valley
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I came in on the later side, around 10pm on a Tues, but the lateness had no impact on the service or food. Street parking was easy and there was no delay in getting seated or getting my order taken. I got the vegan sloppy joe with fries and a pickle, and even though the advertised pretzel bun wasn't vegan... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although there is a lot of hype about vegan restaurants in Chicago, my favorite is Handlebar. Their regular menu has a huge variety of wonderful options, and they always have specials that are great. During the spring, summer and fall, they generally have a lot of seasonal items that are lovely - lots of greens in the fall, local tofu,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This bar is one of my favorites in the city. They always have a good selection of quality beers and drinks. Their rotating menus of mixed drinks are my favorite to check out. Always something unexpected on their and it's always delicious. The food here is also top notch. No meat on the menu but lots of vegetarian and pescatarian... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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270 reviews 270 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Pescetarian restaurant - veggie and fish dishes only! So right up my alley. It took me an eternity to decide what I wanted because I literally wanted everything, but finally got the Chili Mac Attack. I think it was on special that night, so could not refuse. It didn't disappoint! Veggie chili with smoked gouda - I mean impossible to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was the 2nd time that I've been to The Handlebar. I'm vegan and my brother is vegetarian and there are items on the menu for both of us. The food is so good, they have a nice variety of foods, the staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very cozy.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Two teen vegetarians, a vegan and a meat eater all ended their meals with pies --blueberry and oatmeal -- after a very filling meal. Two of us had the Chicago tofu. It was good if a bit dry. The fries were just okay. Overall however, a good meal. I would like to try some of the other vegan options. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-384-9546

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, International, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?