Party Earth Review One of the first stops along the hopping Division Street stretch, Bangers & Lace is a cozy, hops-focused bar popular with young beer lovers looking for craft brews and the savory sausages to go with them. An intimate... ... read full review
1670 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Blue Line: Division
M–F 4pm–2am, Sa 11am–3am, Su 11am–2am
Wicker Park / Bucktown, Chicago –
One of the first stops along the hopping Division Street stretch, Bangers & Lace is a cozy, hops-focused bar popular with young beer lovers looking for craft brews and the savory sausages to go with them.
An intimate lodge décor featuring landscape murals and dozens of taxidermy animals forms the backdrop for the young professionals who settle in at the grandiose wooden bar to linger over unusual international brews and Chicago-style hot dogs, while a small sidewalk seating area attracts daytime shoppers taking a break over creative cocktails and people-watching.
Those looking to flirt with stylish girls and frat boys can try to snag a spot at the long community table in the front room, or join the hipsters perched on high bar stools beneath elaborate white lace curtains.
Diners, meanwhile, can head to the dimly-lit room in the back, where affluent finance types try to enjoy truffle grilled cheese sandwiches or smoked venison sausage beneath the scornful gaze of a large stuffed buck.
Perfect for ending a day of shopping or beginning an evening on the town, Bangers & Lace offers a comfy environment and a great selection of brews guaranteed to satisfy its beer-curious clientele.
Easygoing mix of hipsters, beer fanatics, some athletic frat types, stylish shoppers, and Wicker Park couples, mid-20s to mid-30s.
Ambient jazz, rock, and old-school alternative hits. Occasional beer and cheese pairings and other beer-centric events. Check website for schedule.
Gastropub fare with an emphasis on sausage. Brunch served weekends before 3pm.
Brunch $4–$8, appetizers $4, sandwiches $8–$13, hot dogs $3–$4. Beer $6–$10, wine $7–$9, craft cocktails $10, two-ounce beer tasters $2, flight of six specialty beers $9.
Casual to dressy: jeans, flannel, relaxed-fit clothing, cocktail dresses, heels, slacks, button-downs.
Weeknights for a laid-back atmosphere and Fridays and Saturdays for the busiest scene.
Moonshine (1824 West Division Street) offers Southwest-influenced fare and a lengthy beer list, including six beers brewed in-house.