Chicago's Best Wait-at-the-Bar Spots

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Arriving early has its benefits at these restaurants, where diners can grab a seat in separate bar areas before (or after) their meals.

Longman & Eagle

American • Logan Square

Food27 Decor23 Service24 Cost$41
 
Sunda

River North

Food26 Decor25 Service23 Cost$58
 
Boka

American • Lincoln Park

Food26 Decor24 Service25 Cost$68
 
Lula Cafe

Logan Square

Food26 Decor21 Service23 Cost$33
 
Acadia

American • South Loop

Food26 Decor24 Service24 Cost$95
 
Perennial Virant

American • Old Town

Food25 Decor23 Service24 Cost$50
 
Sable Kitchen & Bar

American • River North

Food25 Decor23 Service23 Cost$47
 
Gilt Bar

River North

Food24 Decor23 Service22 Cost$37