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The Handlebar

2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
+1 773-384-9546
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tofu” (7 reviews)
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Everything from the hostess, staff, to the waiter was great. Even better the food was amazing! Did I mention this is a vegan restaurant...You wouldn’t even know it. The quality and taste are out of this world. The food was so good we came back...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GrandMasterOfTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, hipster place for brunch. Varied menu that accommodates vegetarians and vegans. Quirky and a bit noisy but worth a visit. Never been disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to try since by daughter is a vegan. Had plenty to select from which is always a plus. For three of us ordered the biscuit and gravy with 2 eggs over easy, biscuit and gravy with blackened tofu, petita scrambler and vegan chimichanga. Food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FellowTraveler292835
Reviewed 10 December 2018

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 7 November 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 25 September 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 29 August 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 8 August 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 8 May 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 7 April 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 srivatsac2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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>  > Wicker Park
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-384-9546
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