Evanston is a wonderful community located along the shore of Lake Michigan in Illinois. With a great view of the lake, a strong sense of community, top schools and a great economy, Evanston is a city with a lot to offer. There's nothing better than visiting a town that's filled with things to suit your interest, and we've put together a list of all of the best restaurants and bars in the area, so you're sure to find something to keep your interest.


629 Howard St
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 420-7353

For great cocktails, warm atmosphere, and friendly staff, be sure to head down to Ward Eight for dinner and drinks! They offer tapas here, as well as fantastic drinks and appetizers. The owners are very charming and make their way to the tables to offer suggestions and to take comments. The ambiance in this restaurant is the reason why so many people keep coming back, other than for the top notch food, that is.


1245 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 492-8860

SPACE is an intimate venue with a cozy interior, perfect for viewing your favorite artist when they come into town. Every concert here is a great experience, especially when you take advantage of their great drink prices. It was designed for the music lover which makes it great for a night of musical fun. Stop by SPACE for great drinks and a great time.


820 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-8678

The Cellar is a wine bar located in Evanston, and it's a high quality place to spend an evening. The korean fish tacos are out of this world, unlike anything you've ever had before. The acorn squash ravioli tastes amazing as well, but the wine selection is really what makes this place so special. You might have a hard time deciding on a selection, but we certainly see that as a good thing.


512 Main St
Evanston, IL 60202

The Alcove is a cafe meets pub, which makes for great food and great drinks. There isn't a large menu, but that makes it easier to decide! You're sure to enjoy their delicious paninis and the warm, inviting atmosphere. The decor is charming, and the fantastic seating is comfortable and relaxing. You'll definitely want to come out and see why all of the residents of Evanston love the Alcove so much!


1502 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-8328

Prarie Moon is known for it's amazing Salmon Chimichurri Salad! The painted soup is just one of the reasons why you should take the trip out to Prarie Moon. The fish tacos are a popular choice, as well, and your food is sure to go down much smoother with an amazing drink to wash it down with! They offer great specials on drinks on the weekend, so stop by and have a great time!


1631 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 868-8945

This is a fabulous new addition to Evanston. Found Kitchen & Social House is serving up unique dishes for those with an adventurous palatte. Some of the favorites include lamb meatballs, tofu vegetarian schwarma, and the kimchi bacon open faces sandwich. This place gets completely packed during the weekend, so be sure to call ahead if you're looking forward to coming here!


626 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-1679

The Celtic Knot Public House is a great place to gather with friends. Not only does this place have great brews and food, but they also host live entertainment during the weekend to keep all of the patrons entertained, and they do a great job. Come out, support local music, and enjoy some of the best bar food in the area. If you're a fan of fish and chips, come enjoy some the best plate of fish in Evanston at the Celtic Knot Public House.


1715 Maple Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 491-9723

Come on down to the Rhythm Room for a relaxing night of drinks, music, and good company. There's a pool table here, as well as the occasional live piano performance. For a quick bite and fancy drinks, there's no better place to go! There are lots of comfortable chairs and couches, and the waitresses are extremely accommodating here. Give it a try and see for yourself!


1601 Sherman Ave
(847) 328-3688Evanston, IL 60201

If you're anything like us, a World of Beer doesn't sound half bad! That's why this amazing establishment should be on your list of places to visit, because there's a world of beer that needs to be discovered, and a lot of it is here at this establishment. Each time here is filled with good vibes, as the patrons are just as friendly as the waitresses. Come in today to discover what a World of Beer is all about!


(847) 424-0420

If you've never been to Bluestone, you're surely missing out. This place is family friendly, even though it's a bar, and it has something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to try the chicken tortilla soup, swordfish sandwich special, or the pot roast sandwich. They have beer pairings for all of their entrees, just ask your server about their specials! There's no better place in the area for a bite to eat!