Best Artisanal Beer Hall
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The Radler

2375 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Bavarian beer halls can be total schlock fests: comically oversize mugs, lederhosen-clad servers, oompah music on blast. Not here. Vie veterans Nathan Sears and Adam Hebert took the best parts of the Teutonic tavern experience—sausage, beer, and a no-frills place to enjoy both—and optimized them. The wursts are stuffed by hand and topped with seasonal accompaniments, the house beer is local (from Flesk Brewing in Lombard), and the most prominent decor touch is a giant vintage beer ad unearthed during construction. Hoist your steins. 



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