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Chicago itinerary help. Lollapalooza weekend.

Thanks for the reply kathryn.

I will make sure to check out Big Star.

We will definitely have some food at Girl and the Goat.

As for the food/pub crawl - we want to keep it kind of low key and without reservations. we want to find a neighborhood or stretch of restaurants/pubs/bars that we can hop in and out of while grabbing some drinks and bites to eat. I know it is a lot to ask with a group this size. Doesn't have to be fine dining. Just a fun area with some cool places with good drinks and food.

Jul 24, 2013
jwall4 in Chicago Area

Chicago itinerary help. Lollapalooza weekend.

We are headed into town for Lollapalooza. The food and beer exploits will be just as important as the music. Wanted some help filling gaps in food/beer itinerary. The type of cuisine is not an issue. Just whatever would be best at that time of day and not a big hassle to travel to downtown.

Arrive Thursday:

Lunch reservations at Topolobampo.
Spend afternoon in Wicker Park area - visit Piece Brewpub, Map Room, Small Bar, Revolution Brewery while checking out the area
Girl and the Goat at 4:30 for happy hour

Not sure what to do in the evening with a large (6-10) group wanting to do a food/drink crawl. Worried about finding places that we would be able to get into with that size of a group. Randolph St.? River North? Further north to hit Hopleaf, Half Acre etc...

Friday:
Headed into festival early. Likely grab quick breakfast near the hotel.
Late night food/drinks after the festival (10 pm or so). Thinking Au Cheval.

Saturday:
Brunch at Publican
Festival
More late night eats/drinks. Little Goat? Purple Pig?

Sunday:
Brunch at GT Fish & Oyster
Looking for somewhere to spend the early afternoon and have a late lunch before heading into the festival around 4 pm. Can anyone recommend a cool neighborhood to spend a Sunday afternoon with cool shops, good beer bars/pubs, and good eats (besides Wicker Park)?

Thanks for any help.

Jul 24, 2013
jwall4 in Chicago Area

San Antonio Itinerary: Beer and Food

Thanks for the response. I made the trip already but I did have lunch and a beer on the patio outside at Blue Star. You are right, not as good as Freetail but a great option near the Riverwalk. I also hit up Freetail, Luke, and Friendly Spot. Read all about it here: http://pdxbrewtunes.blogspot.com

Feb 09, 2011
jwall4 in Texas

San Antonio Itinerary: Beer and Food

Yep. Sandbar closed Sunday and Monday. Thanks. Looks like Citrus or maybe Ceilito Lindo on Sunday night.

Jan 06, 2011
jwall4 in Texas

San Antonio Itinerary: Beer and Food

Ooops. Bin 555 is closed on Sunday. As is Sandbar. So, maybe Citrus on Sunday night?

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Bin 555
555 W Bitters Rd Ste 110, San Antonio, TX 78216

Jan 06, 2011
jwall4 in Texas

San Antonio Itinerary: Beer and Food

We will be headed to San Antonio for a few days in a few weeks. Hoping to eat some good food and drink some good craft beer. We are staying on the Riverwalk for a conference but have a car and are willing to drive. Here is what I was thinking so far:

Arrive Saturday around 3 pm. Will probably stick around Riverwalk this day.
Dinner: Luke
Beer: Friendly Spot
Any thoughts on whether Friendly Spot would be better for happy hour or after dinner? Was hoping to tour Ranger Creek but the tour is early on this Saturday (before 3).

Sunday:
Lunch: Have to eat near Riverwalk - Boudros?
Beer: Watch football at Freetail Brewery
Dinner: Possibly Bin 555 since it is close to Freetail.

Monday:
Lunch: Rosario's
Beer: Flying Saucer
Dinner: Citrus, Insignia, or Sandbar. Any thoughts?

Any thoughts on these choices? Any glaring omissions?

Thanks.

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Flying Saucer
, San Antonio, TX 78201

Bin 555
555 W Bitters Rd Ste 110, San Antonio, TX 78216

Jan 06, 2011
jwall4 in Texas