After our fun afternoon at the Taste of Chicago, the group decided we wanted to grab a drink along the Chicago River.
The views of the city along the river are beautiful (if you ever get a chance to take an architecture river cruise, do it! We didn’t get a chance but I’ve been on a handful of them over the years).
Rachel planned on taking us to one bar in particular with seating right up near the river: Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub. It had a nice area right next to the river, but the wait was quite long.
During our walk, we had passed Chicago Burger Company and they had had a handful of available tables near the water as well.
We headed back that direction and were promptly seated!
Planning on heading to Navy Pier in a few hours for dinner, we were just there to have a beer or two. They had a fine selection of bottles and two draft beers that are seasonal.
I ordered the Sam Adams Summer Ale (one of my go-to summer beers). (Each of us also ordered water!)
The Husband went with local beers (the first of the weekend) and tried two of Goose Island Brewery’s beers: first the IPA and then the Honker’s Ale. Both hit the spot.
It’s hard to judge a restaurant at which we only had beers outside. We didn’t see our server much and had to call him over to get more water and beer, but at the same time we appreciated our opportunity to just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. The beers were cold and the water was refreshing. It was a nice pit stop before we continued on our way down to Navy Pier.