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1970 W. Montrose Ave. (Damen Ave.) Send to Phone
This clubby-meets-pubby North Center bar has newer school digs but an old school feel and chef-driven gastropub eats.

Lunch Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
Open late

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Fountainhead, Chicago, IL

Fountainhead Restaurant Review

: Fountainhead feels like the result of Ernest Hemingway and J.R.R. Tolkien coming together and opening a bar --- during this century. This craft beer-focused haunt has an old-meets-new appeal, with a clubby look and a long, mahogany bar flanked by hi-top tables that see a boisterous late-night crowd. For a meal, snag a table by the fireplace in back and start with monkey bread spiked with Gorgonzola alongside warm and gooey, chunky sausage cream sauce for dipping. But try to save room for a handful of small plates, such as Belgian-style mussels made with Half Acre Gossamer Golden Ale that’s just as well-paired for washing them down. A pork belly sandwich and mac ‘n’ cheese main offers more comfort-minded indulgence, along with cakes by Chicago-based Vanilla Vixen. Brunch packs a punch, too, with Irish coffees, breakfast beers, plenty of pork and more sausage gravy. Pay mind to the local and Belgian beer and extended, artisan spirits list. And end your meal with something sweet, like house-made caramel-cashew popcorn. When it's warm out, the rooftop garden is the place to be.
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