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Eat, Drink, Swing

February 13, 2014

While happening Lincoln Park is already home to some of Chicago’s hippest dining and drinking destinations, few would have guessed just what the latest addition to the local scene would have in store. Yes, there’s excellent food, and of course a solid drinks list, but beyond that Fairways brings to the fore the next evolution of the bowling alley bar – the golf simulation resto-bar! Over two smart levels, the 555 International-designed space offers a novel situ for drinks, dates, group dinners and parties, and judging by the vast capacity and opening season buzz, Fairways sure is seeing its fair share of action.

Dressed in its best futuristic sports bar attire, the lower level bar and dining area seats nearly 150 in an array of banquette, high table and bar counter seating, while the soundproofed upstairs floor houses 4 by-reservation-only, astroturfed simulators, the ‘Back Nine’ bar and a lounge. When you’re not playing your way around one of the 24 real-life courses, get acquainted with the comfort classic menu, featuring the likes of house-pressed taco (short rib and angry chicken) and local pork belly, shaved brussel sprout salad, and custom-build burgers, then quench that hard-earned thirst by way of the draught beer and craft cocktail-heavy beverage program – we like The Bean, with vodka, pear and vanilla bean. Eat, drink, swing!

1141 W. Armitage Ave / Lincoln Park / +1 773 698 6020 /