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Did some digging and didn't see anything recent so figured I would post this.

I've got a client into beer (well, into ipas - loves sip of sunshine) who I'm meeting for a drink in downtown Chicago next week Wed. He's at a hotel in the loop and I'll be taking the train down from Milwaukee, so no car.

Any recs for us? Would love a spot to eat and drink. Initially thinking publican, which seems close enough.
 
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Did some digging and didn't see anything recent so figured I would post this.

I've got a client into beer (well, into ipas - loves sip of sunshine) who I'm meeting for a drink in downtown Chicago next week Wed. He's at a hotel in the loop and I'll be taking the train down from Milwaukee, so no car.

Any recs for us? Would love a spot to eat and drink. Initially thinking publican, which seems close enough.
The Publican is always a great choice for food and vav . Cruz Blanca has incredible beers top to bottom and delicious mexican street food (tacos, etc). FWIW, Ballast Point just opened a huge new brewery and taproom/restaurant in the West Loop. I can't say anything about it though because I've yet to go.
 
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I'll recommend Villains and Flo & Santos, both in the South Loop. Good food and beer at both. If you go to Flo & Santos, get the pork wings. The pierogi is very enjoyable too.
 

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Hey sup, reach out if you need Pub resos
 
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You/your client willing to take a 10 minute Uber? Forbidden Root is high on the hazy IPA hype list locally - they usually have a variety of styles and guest taps too, and the food is good.
 
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You/your client willing to take a 10 minute Uber? Forbidden Root is high on the hazy IPA hype list locally - they usually have a variety of styles and guest taps too, and the food is good.
Thanks capn.

I would be. I'll ask him. Maybe after dinner.
 
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Monday (6/11) I’ll Definitely have time for afternoon or post work drinks and dinner. I’ll drop you a PM. I wasn’t sure if any TBers were in that area.
(Just watched a bunch of Napoleon Dynamite clips)

Freakin A, I’m working at home M-Tu to take my kid to camp while my wife goes to work.

Keep me posted! W?
 
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Timely thread. I’ll be staying in the loop next week for 3 days for work. If anyone has any other brewery/bar/restaurant Recs, I’d love to hear them.
I mapped shit out. My client's depositions got moved so my trip moved back, but maybe this will help you.

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If this Google map link doesn't work, pm me.
 
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I mapped shit out. My client's depositions got moved so my trip moved back, but maybe this will help you.

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If this Google map link doesn't work, pm me.
It worked. Thanks a bunch for sharing that.

One last question - my training is in Willis Tower and I’m staying close by. Are places like The French Market and Magnificent Mile walkable?
 
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It worked. Thanks a bunch for sharing that.

One last question - my training is in Willis Tower and I’m staying close by. Are places like The French Market and Magnificent Mile walkable?
French Market is - if you're free for lunch or drinks W, that's the building I work in!

I mean, Mag Mile is too, if it's nice and you've got 30+ minutes.
 
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I’m around Wednesday but I’m supposed to be in the training from 8:30am-5:00pm and then fly out that evening. My best bet is that the training wraps up early and I can get pre-flight drunk.
 
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I’m around Wednesday but I’m supposed to be in the training from 8:30am-5:00pm and then fly out that evening. My best bet is that the training wraps up early and I can get pre-flight drunk.
Sweet - I should be flexible to head out on a moment's notice if that happens. I'll reply in the PM with my cell.
 
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