Several times I've met friends for dinner at Southside 815; it's convenient, it provides parking (a big plus in Old Town), and the food is good. Even in the dining area, however, on Friday and Saturday evenings, I've noticed, it's hard to hear your party due to the noise from the bar.
This was the first time I'd tried their signature drinks. Stick with the beer. I had the raspberry lemonade, which was too sweet; my compatriots had different drinks including an 815 and something pear-flavored, and no one had a good thing to say about them.
As usual, however, we found on this visit the food was excellent (I had the rainbow trout, which I really enjoyed) and the service also notable.