Service: We showed up on a “busier than usual” Sunday around 3PM and it was a madhouse, but our server handled it pretty well. Food arrived as fast as you can expect during a peak hour.
Booze: If you’re a scotch drinker, don’t bother. Order a beer, they have those. Then finish your dinner with a bourbon milkshake, mm.
Poutine | fresh cut fries, cheese curds + pan gravy 8
Smokehouse | beef burger, house-smoked brisket, white cheddar, fried pickles + country coleslaw $ 16
Belly Up | beef burger, cider-braised pork belly, apple slaw + roasted garlic aioli $ 15
Burger of the Month | venison burger, chili, cheddar cheese, jalapeño + house-made fritos
Malted Milk Ball Madness | milkshake $ 6 + a shot of bourbon $ 3
If variety is the spice of life, Burger Bar is extra spicy. Elk, venison and shrimp burgers, oh my! And such fresh ingredients used. All of the burgers had great flavor, were cooked to the correct temperature ordered and served on fluffy, toasted buns. The smokehouse would have been much better without an excess of BBQ sauce; as a pork purist, I prefer my smoked swine dry and I expected it as so. Poor assumptions aside, it remained a pretty damn good burger. The belly up won best in show. If I weren’t so torn between every single menu item, I’d order it next time. For those sweet potato fanatics, skip the fries and get the tots.
I almost forgot; the poutine was righteous. Thank you, Quebec.
Kudos: Mug club.
Overall: Better than Kuma’s.
1578 n. Clybourn
Chicago, Il 60642