Everybody knows that Chicago itself is a great city for eating and drinking,with plenty of world-class establishments in nearly every neighborhood. But what about Evanston,a sleepy college town just outside of the city,filled with students,temporary housing and other attractions? Turns out they have a good bar scene too – here are some of our favorites.
The Celtic Knot Public House
If you’re Irish and looking for a place to be around your people,or if you just really want a good Irish Bar,hit up the Celtic Knot,situated near campus furnished rentals and other establishments. Pints of beer and broiled seafood make this a “must-see” in Evanston,a few miles north of Downtown Chicago.
Temperance Beer Company
Chances are that you’re not going to find a seat right away at Temperance,but while you wait,you can always play some shuffleboard and have a few beers. The taproom is amazing in the summer due to the patio that residents flock to every year.
Sometimes you need a quiet cocktail bar to relax or take a date,and that’s where Ward Eight in Evanston comes in. The cozy spot features an amazing group of mixologists and a no-nonsense approach to cocktails.
Ten Mile House
Don’t be fooled by the sports fans and TVs,Ten Mile House isn’t a sports bar – it’s a tavern. That being said,it’s definitely a great place to hangout after a big Northwestern game in Evanston,and their food offerings are a great option when you need to soak up some of the extra booze in your system.
Bangers & Lace
Bangers & Lace opened up their Evanston outpost a few years back after finding a lot of success in Downtown Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood,and the success has only gotten bigger since opening the new location. Featuring a wide assortment of fancy beers and some traditional German food,Bangers & Lace is a great spot for a date or a casual day of drinking.