5. Links Taproom
Beer drinking goes high-tech with 36 rotating drafts displayed on screens around the bar and monitored by volume on the bar’s website. While the brew is new school, the food remains classic with bratwurst, smoked polish, and sweet Italian links served along with hand-cut fries that can be loaded with giardiniera and bacon.
1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wicker Park (773-360-7692).
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