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Billed as a Chicago pub with traditional English fare, B&B boasts the largest cocktail list among its British brethren (Bangers & Lace, Owen & Engine). A whopping 15 specialty drinks are on the menu.
Drinks: Bourbon is the current focus of B&B's list, developed by former Alinea sommelier Justin Leone. Mind the Bollocks (Evan Williams bourbon, vanilla and cherry liqueurs, lime juice and egg white) does well, according to owner Daily Webb, as does the Aperol- and Pimm's-based B-Cup.
Food: Standard (fish and chips, burgers) mingles with surprisingly different (curried cauliflower with caramel apples, lobster-stuffed deviled eggs)
Room: Fireplace-lit dark wood paneling, exposed brick, smartly designed communal tables
Vibe: Comfortable with an edge, which could be improved upon with a different soundtrack
Price: Cocktails: $8-12;average entree: $13