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The Handlebar

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2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ordered the Handlebar Omelet. The smoked gouda was good, but the pears were not...I ate around them. The breakfast potatoes were very, very dry and bland - no seasoning, no onions, nothing. Disappointing. My friend had the Everything Green salad, which she said was pretty good. Not worth a return visit.

Thank kzogger
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I spent a week in Chicago the early part of May. An Uber driver told us about this place. Raved about the vegan comfort food. We like to try new things so we went for dinner. Its a bar with plenty of seating. We went for dinner so it was very dark. Our server took our drink... More 

Thank TaylorAngel502
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Love the avocado tacos. Sambal tofu was excellent! Much flavor..... Mac & cheese is good as well!!!! Service was good, no complaints. Will leave a nice tip.....

Thank Lyle B
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My husband and I were on a quick trip to Chicago and were looking for vegan dining options. We found the Handlebar and ended making two trips to this spot in 36 hours. Delicious food, great vibe. Also, one of the best Bloody Mary's I've ever had. Worth the trip.

Thank Megan D
Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Because my daughter and son-in-law live in Chicago, I have reason to travel there often enough. We have dined in many of the city's restaurants, everything from ribs downtown to gourmet raw. A few places have become staples, one being the Handlebar. For anyone who knows Chicago, you know there is an active bicycle culture. While the Handlebar doesn't cater... More 

Thank Sarah V
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is cozy little restaurant with a small bar, a focus on healthy/veggie and some vegan options, with a great beer list... but THE PATIO RULES. Tucked away between storefronts and alongside other yards for homes and businesses, it's peaceful and a nice outdoor spot.

Thank Kirstin R
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This place is so cool! The staff there is amazing and so helpful if you have any questions about the menu. I am not a vegan but I got a delicious sandwich here complete with faux meat. The drinks were great and so was everything else. I would defintely go back here.

Thank 212Crystal
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

its a good place for vegetarians and decent drinks. Place is a bit dark and hard to find parking but where isnt in chicago. Id go here again and portions of their food is generous.

Thank Krunal P
Chicago, Illinois
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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.

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!

Thank Kim J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Bar, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
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
  • Phone Number: 773-384-9546

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