is home to a beer-inspired menu designed by Michelin-starred chef Jared Wentworth. With food-friendly brews on tap, the drinks — including seasonal cocktails — match the pub-style fare. Located inside the quirky and historic Thalia Hall, the elegant space is outfitted with antique chandeliers, tin ceilings and brick walls.
Dusek’s approach is to pair their rotating dishes — nods to the building’s Czech pub history — with an impressive list of obscure craft beers. Chicago Magazine writes, “Wentworth has upped his game, incorporating seamless American Southern and Asian influences into big, rich compositions, some routine and others unexpected. Terrific opening amuse-bouches — a mini banh mi, an avocado cake — prime the tongue for bar nibbles such as housemade pickles, buttery Mornay-sauce-filled pretzels, and warm wood-roasted olives.”