Best Places to Eat in Wrigleyville
Wrigleyville has invited growth for new local restaurants. The arrival of Gallagher Way and Hotel Zachary, opened the door for several eateries to set up directly across from Wrigley Field. It’s an exciting place to grab a bite to eat before or after a game or explore off-season. If you’ve not experienced the Wrigleyville food scene, you are missing out! Many places are kid-friendly and even offer promotions for children.
Coalfire Pizza – 3707 N Southport Ave
You’ll have to walk a few blocks for this one, but so some of the best pizza in Wrigleyville it’ll be worth it! The most popular pizzas are Pepperoni & Whipped Ricotta, Lasanga, Pistachio pizzas! Yum! All of the pizzas are cooked in a coal oven to perfection. Stop in Tuesday through Thursday for happy hour pizza from 4-6 pm, only $14 for any pizza (limited to one per table).
Houndstooth Saloon – 3369 N. Clark St
If you’re in the mood for Southern food and country music, this Alabama Crimson Tide themed pub might spark your interest. Houndstooth offers a loud, fun environment for both adults and kids. Although it is a bar, it is kid-friendly and offers a kid’s menu. They have daily specials, such as $2 tacos on Tuesdays, all food is $7 on Wednesdays, and $6 burger Fridays. Sign-up for their VIP club and you’ll get special discounts and savings.
Output Lounge – 1758 W. Grand
The Output Lounge is home to what was previously known as WHISK (the Ron Swanson themed restaurant). They offer a daily $9.99 lunch specials (a great deal: 8 wings or a burger, fries, and a drink) and 1/2 off appetizers from 2-5 pm on the weekdays. This sports bar is known for the best exotic and hot wings in Chicago.
Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville – 1027 W Addison St
The hottest new spot to recently open near Wrigley (just 8 weeks ago!). They have bowling, games, live music, and most importantly, food. And it’s family-friendly, according to Yelp several family’s say they took their children and had a great time! Children are welcome before 9 pm. With menu items like Korean BBQ Beef Tacos, Smokin’ Gouda Mac & Cheese Bites, and Knob Creek Bourbon BBQ Salmon I’ll be sure to check them out soon!
Mordecai – 3632 N Clark St
Wrigleyville’s own whiskey bar and grill located next to Zachary Hotel. They open three hours before the games and have upstairs patio seating with great views of Wrigley Field! According to Yelp, the Hangar Steak, Porchetta, Moroccan Spiced Romanesco, Cracker Jack Donut, and Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble are some of the top raved menu items. Reservations are suggested.
Brickhouse Tavern – 3647 N Clark
Named after late Cubs broadcaster, Jack Brickhouse, the Brickhouse is a trendy sports pub located next to Gallagher Way. Patio seating is offered during the warmer seasons and games are always on. There are four levels of space here in this sports bar, with floor-to-ceiling garage windows and two outdoor terraces. Sports pub fare is the theme of the menu, including unique items such as a waffle cone filled with buffalo chicken and lamb chops on a lollipop.
Native Foods Cafe – 1023 W Belmont Avenue
A fast, vegan spot in Wrigleyville! Cadry’s Kitchen highlights Native Foods Cafe Day in her “Windy City & Vegan Food Chicago” post. They offer rewards promotions too, so make sure to sign up so that you can claim your first reward – a free cookie! After checking out their menu, I’m really tempted to go and try out the Oatmeal Cream Pie, Orange Cauliflower, and the Buddha Bowl!
Smoke Daddy – 3636 N Clark St
Looking for some BBQ? Smoke Daddy is a place I’ve personally visited and not only is the food great, but the views are pretty amazing as well! This BBQ joint is located next door to the Zachary Hotel. You can grab a seat by the window, it faces Wrigley Field and on warm days they’ll have the windows open. Live music is offered every night! Tuesdays are $7 nacho nights, Wednesdays for $6 burgers, Thursdays for $2 sliders, and every Friday they have a family-style brunch. And, kids eat free every day until 6:30 pm!