The Tankard, A Neighborhood Spot, was opened by partners Robert Colon, Philicia Mizell, and Patrick Wrona. The three met while working for Boka Restaurant group. All three are veteran restaurateurs with experience in management and working in new places. They have worked together in the past in Chicago hot spots like Compass Bar, of which all three of them were on the opening staff. The Tankard resides in the up and coming neighborhood of Wicker Park. The area is undergoing a lot of development right now, and the owners have high hopes for the future of the community. Their concept was to open up an upscale bar that serves high end food, but still has a comfortable atmosphere where you can play darts or watch a game. One of the most rewarding parts for them is their clientele and being in an area where they get a variety of new people coming in. The Tankard has an upscale bar fare menu that offers traditional and higher end bar dishes. The owners recommend the Steak and Tots, a sirloin steak topped with red wine shallot reduction and served with their famous tater tots. Their tots, which can be prepared in a variety of ways, are a signature item of them menu., Try them wrapped in crispy bacon, or sprinkled with truffle oil and fresh parmesan cheese. They also have Totchos, which contain all your favorite nacho toppings over tots instead of chips. Another creative, must try is their Curried Mussel dish, with coconut milk, green curry, white wine, and lemon, served with crostini. In their full bar, The Tankard has a wide selection of liquor, wine, and beer. They have craft beers on draft, and also offer domestic options in bottles and cans. They have a specialty cocktail menu with a few of their own concoctions. The Tankard is open until 2 AM on weekends, so they are a great place to stop in for a late night cocktail after exploring the town. The Tankard is open seven days a week. They offer brunch Saturdays and Sundays, and are open late on Fridays and Saturdays. They have metered parking available nearby and are also easily accessible from three bus lines. Check out their website for more travel information. Enjoy high end food in a fun and casual environment at The Tankard, A Neighborhood Spot.
1635 N Milwaukee St
Chicago, IL 60647