Party Earth Review With lots of glowing flat-screens beckoning to Cubs fans, daily specials luring the budget-minded, and a big seasonal beer garden perfect for open air drinking, Vines on Clark fits right into the Wrigleyville bar scene... ... read full review
3554 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Red Line: Addison
Bar M–F 11am–2am, Sa 11am–3am, Su 11am–midnight
Kitchen closes at 10pm daily
WRIGLEYVILLE, CHICAGO –
With lots of glowing flat-screens beckoning to Cubs fans, daily specials luring the budget-minded, and a big seasonal beer garden perfect for open air drinking, Vines on Clark fits right into the Wrigleyville bar scene without being (entirely) about baseball.
A long wooden bar with a mirrored back lines the right side of the front room, where casual area residents and college kids eye the TVs and take on stellar deals like half-off all food on Mondays and $1 Millers on Wednesdays.
Unless the Cubs are in town, rows of red leather bar tables usually offer plenty of room for whoever drops by, though home games promise hundreds of rowdy fans crowding in with pennants and mugs in hand and colors blazing.
Opposite the bar, a cozy brick room with a crackling fireplace offers less sports-minded couples and families a more intimate dining setting, while summer months see the majority of patrons making a beeline for the expansive patio and rooftop deck, where they dine on upscale bar fare like goat cheese salads and blackened steak as they watch the madness of Wrigleyville unfold below.
Whether it’s hosting a roaring, blue-painted throng on game days or a docile lunch crowd enjoying the specials, Vines on Clark is the kind of joint where Wrigleyville jocks and wanderers just passing through will both find reasons to return.
Painted Cubs fans dominate during home games (much like in all of Wrigleyville), otherwise a good mix of budget-minded college kids, sports enthusiasts, blue-collar Joes, families, and festive friends who want to kill a few pints outdoors, 20s to late 40s.
Around a dozen flat-screens tuned to sports, plus two projectors brought out for major games. Ambient pop and classic rock if a game isn’t on. Trivia night on Thursdays.
Menu of classier-than-average pub grub featuring toasted ravioli, goat cheese salads, burgers, turkey panini, pulled chicken, and specialty or create-your-own pizzas. ATM on site. Reservations accepted. Daily food and drink specials, game days excluded.
Appetizers $7–$10, soups $4–$5, salads $6–$12, entrées and pastas $12–$14, sandwiches and wraps $9–$10, pizzas $7–$12.
Beer $4–$6/glass or $10–$15/pitcher (Thursdays only), wine $7–$8, cocktails $5–$7, shots $5–$7.
Casual: sports jerseys, t-shirts, button-downs, jeans, blouses, tank tops.
Any home game day to join the madness, Mondays for half-off all food and wine, or sunny summer afternoons for day drinking in the beer garden.
Right next door is The Cubby Bear (1059 West Addison Street), a massive sports bar and music venue owned by the same folks.