Awe-inspiring architecture, Lake Michigan views and award-winning theatre are just some of Chicago’s finest assets, but its innovative food and bar scenes have proven to be some of the best in the country.

Glasses of sangria

For the Tapas Lover: Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

Bring on the sangria pitchers! This Lincoln Park gem has pleased patrons for over 30 years with delicious and authentic Spanish food. Dishes range from traditional tapas (patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo) to savory paella. Take advantage of their sun-drenched patio area to impress a lunch guest and don’t leave without a bite of their butterscotch custard.

Must Try: The baked goat cheese dish is the most popular, but their octopus with marrow-roasted potatoes is cooked to absolute perfection.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba (Lincoln Park)