Best of 2011 North Shore: Best Bar Scene

Is this seat taken? Not everyone is into the bar scene, but if you need to see and be seen, we have the short-cut guide to North Shore single scene.


Where it’s Going DownWho You’ll SeeWhat They’re DrinkingMust Consume
Happ Inn (Northfield)Singles from Highland Park, Deerfield and NorthbrookGin and Tonic, Pinot NoirSliders
Union Pizzeria (Evanston)
Groovy music lovers, NU professors, and studentsCraft beersWood-oven pizza
Pete Miller’s (Wheeling)
Very tan dudes from Buffalo GroveMartinisCrab cakes

I Need Something to Coat My Stomach: Best Bar Food

And if you’re venturing out, the evening can’t be all liquid. Here are the best munchies to go along with that cocktail.

Bar Louie (Skokie and Mt. Prospect): Loaded Tots (queso, giardiniara, bacon, scallion). ‘Nuff said.

The Cellar (Evanston): Smoked Salmon Flat Bread with pesto, goat cheese and arugula. Pizza you don’t have to feel guilty about.

Firkin (Libertyville): Fried Asparagus with Creamy Chipotle Sauce. It’s both green and fried. Discuss.

Did we miss your favorite bar or munchie? Comment below!

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