September 29, 2017

By Alisa Hauser

WICKER PARK — Happy Friday!

Here are some ideas for things to do over the weekend, which will see autumnal weather in the 60s and 70s.

Brunch at Beatnik. Pop into this new West Town restaurant for a hearty brunch aided by slushies, mimosas and Bloody Marys...

September 29, 2017

By Daniel Gerzina

Two of Chicago’s top new restaurants in recent months are now giving eaters opportunities to try them during weekend daytimes. Jamming new globally-inspired drinking and noshing spot Beatnik now serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays on Chicago Avenue,...

September 29, 2017

By Maggie Hennessy

From the team behind Celeste and Fulton Market Kitchen comes a serving of bohemian élan on Chicago Ave. The sprawling space, awash in greenery and Persian rugs and tile, is divvied into a cocktail bar, colorful dining room and four-seasons courtyard....

September 26, 2017

by Maggie Hennessy

Like a lush, globetrotting dinner party set inside environs fit for a Wes Anderson flick, Beatnik delivers bright, shareable fare and knockout cocktails.

“Are you sure it’s west of Ashland? I can’t see it,” the mister frowned, as we strode down Chicago...

September 21, 2017

The newest member of the Bonhomme Hospitality Group (Celeste, Fulton Market Kitchen), this groovy West Town spot is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Design elements from around the globe (a circa-1900 Parisian patisserie counter, antique bronze candelabras...

September 19, 2017

By Daniel Gerzina and Ashok Selvam 

Beyond where to eat right now, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater often have another burning question: Where should one drink right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering the best standbys an...

September 18, 2017

By Adrian Kane

West Town has a new restaurant and cocktail spot called Beatnik, and they’re doing small plates with a Spanish and Mediterranean influence. The restaurant is big on atmosphere, with areas that will make you feel like you’re in Pan’s Labyrinthor The Darjee...

September 18, 2017

By Sam Faye and Adrian Kane

Beatnik is a West Town restaurant and cocktail bar that serves small plates with a Spanish and Mediterranean influence. This place is big on atmosphere, with sections that will make you feel like you’re in Pan’s Labyrinth or The Dar...

September 15, 2017

By Elyse Inamine

Bartenders Liz Pearce and Jacyara de Oliveira get playful with the new brunch menu, debuting this weekend in Chicago.

“For some reason, if a drink has fresh herbs and you’re sitting on a sun-drenched patio, you don’t feel like such a scumbag drinking at...

September 13, 2017

By Joseph Hernandez

In the 1950s and '60s, led by the likes of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, the countercultural, soul-searching Beats traveled the globe to experience new cultures and define their own for a generation of followers.

Beatniks, on the other hand, were t...

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