Slideshow: 10 Best Bars with Food in Chicago

#1: Hopleaf
#1: Hopleaf

"I want to own this place, live and work here. Pick organic arugula in the patio garden and then sip a St. Bernardus by the fireplace. It's just that homey. The exposed brick, Belgian memorabeerlia, and the added elbow room from a massive July expansion make it really hard to leave. Hell, those strong Belgian ales make it tough to even stand. But above all, I want to eat here all the time." Read more here >>

Hopleaf, 5148 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640 (map); 773-334-9851; hopleaf.com

#2: 3 Floyds Brewpub
#2: 3 Floyds Brewpub

"The brewpub in nearby Munster, Indiana has been open for just over seven years now, and it's been fascinating to watch it grow up. The menu has changed along with the d├ęcor. Long gone are the crusty, thrift store couches, graffiti-encouraged bathroom walls, and Any Dorm Room, USA vibe. There's soft lighting now. An organic herb and veggie garden. Cloth napkins. It's like the place won Extreme Brewery Makeover, except for the constant pulse of death metal." Read more here >>

3 Floyds Brewpub, 9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster, IN 46321 (map); 219-922-4425; 3floyds.com

#3: Owen & Engine
#3: Owen & Engine

"Some places re-invent, others re-imagine; Owen & Engine serves pub food, re-perfected. The handsome bar downstairs with four hand-pull beer engines and several taps is a good place to meet for a pint after work. The cozy interior would fit right into any date night list. Whatever the case, just be sure to come hungry." Read more here >>

Owen & Engine, 2700 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 (map); 773-235-2930; owenandengine.com

#5: Piece Brewery and Pizzeria
#5: Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

"Now when I think of pizza and beer joints, I think of the 80s. I think of dimly-lit dining rooms with tall, private booths and hanging lamps. A sit-down Ms. Pac-man machine. Pitchers of soda for the kids, Bud and Bud Light on draft, a jukebox, a salad bar, dried oregano wafting in the air. So with this as my working definition of pizza and beer joint, Piece is pretty much the antithesis." Read more here >>

Piece Brewery and Pizzeria, 1927 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 (map); 773-772-4422; Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

#6: Revolution Brewing
#6: Revolution Brewing

"Revolution is absolutely beautiful inside. It's a big space, but the exposed brick, fireplace, and reclaimed wood give it a very warm, comfortable feel... If just one person lived there, this place would be featured on MTV Cribs (they still make that, right?). Dear Mr. Josh Deth, I hereby formally request to be said resident. Hopefully, that includes meals as well." Read more here >>

Revolution Brewing, 2323 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 (map); 773-227-2739; revbrew.com

#7: Chief O'Neill's
#7: Chief O'Neill's

"Dubbing itself 'The pub you've been practicing for,' Chief O'Neill's has something for everyone. The front room houses the bar and several tables, a couple TVs, a fireplace. The back room is a bigger, more open dining area, a second fireplace. And then there's the massive outdoor patio behind that. Sure, they have the requisite list of whiskeys, Irish drafts, and even a featured local brew to slake your thirst. But my advice is go for the drinks, stay for the food." Read more here >>

Chief O'Neill's, 3471 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 (map); 773-583-3066; chiefoneillspub.com

#9: Twisted Spoke
#9: Twisted Spoke

"Beneath the iconic skeletal road rasher doing doughnuts high above the corner of Grand and Ogden lies Twisted Spoke, which could easily be the friendliest little biker bar in Chicago. Sounds kind of like a Broadway musical, doesn't it? Please don't tell them I said that." Read more here >>

Twisted Spoke, 501 North Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642 (map); 312-666-1500; twistedspoke.com

#10: Laschet's Inn
#10: Laschet's Inn

"It is the kind of place that attracts a lot of regulars with its casual, old-world comfort. Ceramic bier steins line the ceiling, and the place is bathed in yellow light. German city crests adorn the walls, abutting everything from soccer balls to swords to Mickey Mouse. It is eclectic and authentic, and a lot of the regulars aren't barflies. They are here to eat." Read more here >>

Laschet's Inn, 2119 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60618 (map); 773-478-7915; Laschet's Inn