The lake-side patio is a great place to grab a drink and a bite.. The Scene If you happen to get hunger pangs while at the pier, this is one of the few true Chicago establishments there. With its dark wood paneling, huge bar and friendly waitstaff, this Navy Pier offshoot has almost the same warm neighborhood feel as its Lincoln Park and Andersonville brothers. And like those, this Charlie's pours an impressive variety of beer, and tap beers are served in oversized pint glasses.
The Draw This spot only looks crowded; you'll be seated sooner than you think. Skip the salads and go straight to the comfort food--meatloaf, pork chops and, of course, burgers. The roasted vegetable sandwich with goat cheese is a fresh and tasty treat for vegetarians and omnivores alike.