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The Handlebar

2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
+1 773-384-9546
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  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking for a spot after a movie downtown on a cold Sunday evening. We eat primarily vegetarian food and came across The Handlebar. What a great find! First, it's not that common for a bar to have something other than fried bar food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dlscps
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We went there to meet friends and they are vegetarians. This place is about vegetarian and vegan foods in the hip and dark place with hip music. Staff were nice and helpful, foods are big but healthy. Overall, it is good to try something we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank king2kan
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Interesting atmosphere good selection of dishes. Enjoyed the food and wine. But the choice of music was grunge loud trash. Not to enjoy if you want to relax or hear anyone.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ruthsR957KZ
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This place is wonderful mut. It is a mix of a local dive bar and vegetarian gastro-pub. We went here while visiting our daughter who is in college in Chicago and a vegetarian. She had indulged dad by going to a steak house. So, turn...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rossharris
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I had the black bean tostadas!!! So good. Definitely a vegan friendly place. Only downside is one table one check just a heads up!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FayAshleyS
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Great vegan and non-vegan options! You can also split some items if you want to try more than one. I got the vegan biscuits and gravy, and french toast. Both were delicious and flavorful. Outdoor patio was great on a beautiful day. It was Sunday...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cincyfoodsnob
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

For veggie/vegan lovers you have finally arrived to a paradise. Everything on the menu is for you, I wish I could try it all. We have come here couple of times for brunch and once for dinner. We like the brunch option more but again...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Srivatsa C
Reviewed March 17, 2018

This is by-far some of the best vegan cuisine that I've had in Chicago so far! My best friend and I went, as he's the vegan and suggested the spot - so glad he did! "Delishness" all around. We went on St. Patrick's Day weekend,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank soror0198
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

We were brought here by our local friends. A fun atmosphere although a little dark inside. The menu had a good selection of vegetarian/vegan dishes. The bloody Mary’s were great!

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Walkabou
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Great little breakfast place with good service, excellent food and a perfectly-spiced bloody mary. Love their philosophies (see website) and will visit again when I'm back in Chicago.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Michelle C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park
  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-384-9546
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