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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
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12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Good vegan comfort food and a hip clientele

For vegans and vegetarians this is a Bucktown/Wicker Park go to. Food is well flavored and reasonably priced. Service is brisk but not pushy. In summer there is a lively outdoor bar scene.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
ChicagoFamilyGuy
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

For vegans and vegetarians this is a Bucktown/Wicker Park go to. Food is well flavored and reasonably priced. Service is brisk but not pushy. In summer there is a lively outdoor bar scene.

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Thank ChicagoFamilyGuy
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a really god option for vegans with meat-eating friends. There was something for everybody and lots of options for myself. The restaurant itself has a rebel vibe and the menu is large with thoughtful comfort food. The Chicago style tofu was great, but the vegan biscuits and gravy were the most impressive. Fully satisfying $20 meal!

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Thank Kim J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Good, honest Chicago burgers. Kind of a neighborhood dive bar, but the food is good and the prices are reasonable.

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Thank Rosemary K
Arlington, Virginia
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230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Typical hip indoor bar area and relatively spacious outdoor beer garden with tables. Service friendly, knowledgeable about menu and efficient. Several interesting veggie/vegan options. Decent beer on tap. Good atmosphere. Wifi inside but not in beer garden.

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Thank 150nightsperyr
Markham, Illinois
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

In Chicago food is competitive. With the vegan/vegetarian trend growing, places similar to this are popping up in a lot of the trendy neighborhoods. This little gem is something out of the ordinary.... A reasonable priced restaurant with food I promise anyone will love!

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Thank lovestotravel1981
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the best spots in the neighborhood. The backyard garden is such a peaceful and nice place to have a drink or food. Staff is super friendly, and ambiance is easy and laid-back.

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Thank Luigi B
chicago, IL
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Loved the ginger carrot fritters! while crowd is definitely young we seniors were treated well and enjoyed the interesting menu and beer choices-very casual atmosphere and unique decor-

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Thank Janet G
Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good variety of dishes for a vegetarian restaurant. We had both vegetarians and non and all found something to their liking and walked away full. Very noisy inside. Because we wanted to talk, we went to the outside portion in the back.

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Thank Thefourboysmom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We Picked wicker Park for a Saturday evening stroll and headed to the handle bar because of the vegetarian food selection. After a glimpse thrue the window front we were not sure if we should head in, but we would have definitely missed a great dinner and good beer in the backyard beer garden.. Definitive recommendation not only for vegetarians!

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Thank Stefan2311
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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Thank imaynotbesoup

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, International, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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

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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?