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“Great neighborhood bar” 4 of 5 stars
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Small Bar
1415 West Fullerton Avenue,, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-2727
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Ranked #2,693 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Houlton, Maine
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Stopped into Small Bar for a couple drinks and snacks. Beer was cold, hand breaded fresh mushrooms were awesome, and the service was great. Nice atmosphere compared to the busy larger bars.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hit the spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Small Bar on West Fullerton in Chicago has a nice selection of local foods and small, artisanal brews! Went for a late lunch on Saturday afternoon and tried the patty melt on a white bun (my choice) served with hand cut fries, and washed dowmpn with a 90 minute IPAD from Dogfish Head. Everything was cooked perfectly and hit the spot!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“small, little unobtrusive place ..but a great little restaurant-bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Went with friends before movie-night for light dinner/appetizers and wine. Their beer selection was more expansive than their wines but I was very pleasantly surprised with their very tasty food selection. Imaginative and different. Their specials included, among many other things, a $10 dish of chicken backs and wings - prepared so they were crispy , salty and delicious but not oily or battered - with an apricot glaze that was subtle and delightful. I had to fight to keep them! (I have gone back to the restaurant three times since , and apparently the chef likes to riff on different variations of the same dish , with different sauces, sometimes only chicken wings, no backs, etc. for his "specials" - available only evenings after 6PM. Absolutely a favorite!) They had vegan dishes, a yummy vegi-burger, delightful salads. I know it's supposed to be a bar, but really! With outdoor tables in front, way-above-average menu choices, and very modest prices, this is a great local casual restaurant choice.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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