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seeking lounge with heavy—good!—apps

storefronteats | Apr 16, 201503:14 PM

What are your favorite spots to meet friends, in early evening weeknight hours, for drinks and food? Some friends and I meet up roughly quarterly for this catch-up session but we're always seeking the perfect spot. There are 5-6 of us and criteria are: comfy (couches preferred over high-tops); reasonable noise levels for conversation; good sharable food; nice wine & drink list. We tip well and appreciate hospitality.

Places that have worked well in years past: The Bedford; Pleasant House + Maria's; Shaw's bar; upstairs at the Tasting Room (RIP). A former Chicagoan, I visit from Austin now and am quite out of the Chicago restaurant loop. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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