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Publican Restaurant Review
Don't call this beer-focused hot spot a gastropub—chef Paul Kahan (of Blackbird fame) prefers "beer hall" (though wine is available, too). Certainly the long communal tables, at which beer connoisseurs sample from a selection hovering around 100 brews, give the bustling space the air of an Oktoberfest celebration. Chef de cuisine Brian Huston's seafood- and pork-focused menu does give an elevated nod to pub fare, though, and diners share shucked oysters and just-fried pork rinds before tucking into grilled, smoky country ribs, fried perch, and beef-heart tartare. Arrive early or call for a reservation—seating fills up fast.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
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