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If you could only choose one good thing to say about living in Chicago, it would probably be that there is never a shortage of trendy, delicious restaurants cropping up. Whether it be a new Thai spot or unlimited mimosa venue, Chicago knows how to keep its civilians satisfied. These are our picks of the hottest new bars and restaurants of spring 2019.

1. Good Measure

River North

226 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Eclectic dive bar with unique dishes like sunflower hummus and Nashville hot fried duck livers.


2. Dorian’s

Wicker Park

1939 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Hidden within a record shop, Dorian’s is definitely where the cool kids hang out.

3. Kumiko

West Loop

630 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661

Under the same owners as Oriole, Kumiko is an upscale cocktail bar offering small plates and an extensive drink menu. One of their highlights is a tasting menu at the bar, including five courses of cocktails and food for $130.

4. Brothers and Sisters

Ukrainian Village

2119 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Functioning as a diner and market, Brothers and Sisters doesn’t miss the mark with delicious plates including well-seasoned lamb meatballs, and a juicy roasted chicken with black garlic bread pudding.

5. Landbirds

Logan Square

2532 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

One word- wings. Twice fried Korean chicken wings, drizzled in ginger sauce and perfectly crispy.