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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    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 food, great prices, and a relaxing and cozy backyard.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Luigi B
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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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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chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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