Jackson Tavern

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After-Work Burgers at One Very Long Bar

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Bigger doesn’t always mean better.

Unless we’re talking about your new after-work tavern.

So let’s do that: Jackson Tavern soft-opens Monday and, yes, it just might be the longest bar in the Loop.

Basically, it’s the length of one half city block. The entrance is on Jackson—you’ll recognize it with the gold-leafed lettering on the window. You’ll enter a long hall with a 114-foot bar (see, big—we warned you), deer antlers serving as lighting fixtures, a wall-of-fame worth of Chicago sports legends... So by the time you reach the Quincy Avenue door in back, well, you’ll be tired and you’ll want to just sit and relax.

It’s like they totally planned it that way.

This will probably make for an awful nice place to bring your regular gang of after-work compatriots—what with their 20 kinds of beer on tap and the Dirty Chicago, a rosemary-infused-vodka martini just looking for some takers.

The food menu’s stuffed with all kinds of soothing balms to make you feel right after a long day of fighting the good fight. Griddled burgers topped with housemade bacon. Lobster rolls with housemade bacon. Mac and cheese with housemade bacon.

Sounds like this “bacon” may have some staying power.

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