-KingT's Wing Fling
Next up on the Wing Fling is Rocks Lincoln Park tavern. Located at Schubert and Lakewood on a quiet LP corner, it has been the home to a few neighborhood bars over the years. When I was growing up in the 'hood it was the old Schubert Inn which is long gone but I must say that Rocks did a great job revising the place. It still has the feel of an old school corner tavern but with much nicer amenities and decor along with a good beer list and one of Chicago's finest scotch and bourbon menus. During the summertime its one of the best bars in the neighborhood to get food and drinks outdoors. They have a great patio area that's always filled up in the warmer months and along with a nice atmosphere there's some good bar food and nice drink specials to be had.
Rock's Lincoln Park (pic from website)
Rocks is tucked away hidden amongst a bunch of houses so its really a neighborhood type spot. What sets it apart from most of the other bars in Lincoln park is the above average bar food that's reason enough to go even if your not having drinks along with great service. Its owned by a couple of dudes who spent time climbing the ranks in the service industry and now own their own spot. They know how to take care of their customers and keep them coming back and Monday's are a great example of this. Every Monday is wing night as far as the food special goes and the drink special to go with that is $2 drafts. They have a nice selection of microbrews and all the popular favorites on tap. As far as the LP area goes its the best place to eat and drink and watch Monday night football at due to both of these great specials. Rock's does Buffalo and BBQ wings along with a flavor of the day, which is a different homemade sauce each Monday. I have enjoyed the Teriyaki more so than any other and also thought the atomic and "naked" wings-served with just dried Cajun seasoning-were also really good. I usually will opt for whatever the flavor of the day is.
Cajun dry Rubbed Wings from Rocks
The chicken wings are a great example of how Rock's takes the usual bar favorites and tends to make them better than most of the other spots who serve up average food at best. You can expect perfectly sized and expertly fried wings when you visit for wing night on Mondays. As if fifty cent wings and all draft beers being $2, kids also eat free each Monday so bring them along and enjoy a Monday night spent outside your home kitchen. Other specials that are worth a stop at Rocks for are the $5 burger special on Wednesdays and from what the ladies tell me the salads are amazing and alot of them go for $5 special on Thursdays. When I think of a high class neighborhood establishment, Rocks is the best example that comes to mind. Its got a great setup with terrific food and great hospitality. Its not just a great place in the summertime. Warm up there in the winter with one of their fine bourbon selections served in a glass with a rock of ice, hence the name. On Wednesdays they pick 10 scotch/bourbons from the menu and have a $5 whiskey special.
Buffalo Wings from Rocks
Rocks Lincoln Park
1301 W Schubert Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-1219