Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Harold's Bar & Grill

 -Grubbing in Chicago
Where the locals eat.

I'd driven by for a couple months awaiting the arrival of Harold's Bar & Grill #41 on Clybourn just south of Fullerton on the outskirts of Lincoln Park. For those not in the know, Harold's is the fried chicken king of Chicago with locations throughout. Most Harold's Fried Chicken Shacks are on the Southside but now they've moved into one of the more well known Northside neighborhoods.


I forget what was last occupying this space but it's never been kind to any of its tenants although maybe the unofficial fried chicken of Chicago and its name can switch that. They opened up shop last month so we headed over to watch the end of MNF while having a beer and some fried chicken. Something that's going to get easier and easier to do in Chicago as the trend moves in.

As you enter

It has two separate rooms with tables in each and an ordering station in one room and the bar in the other. Each rooms have flat screens for your viewing pleasure. This isn't your typical southside Harold's Chicken Shack it's more like a bar that serves fried chicken. But that fried chicken is indeed Harold's. The owners of this location also own the other #41 which is in Greektown and another one I cant remember. The menu has all the chicken options including livers and gizzards as well as the fish options and some other sides not seen at all others like homemade sweet potato fries.

The Bar inside

The fact they're open 'til Midnight on the Weekdays and 2am on Weekends and serve alcoholic beverages might make this a popular place for some. My wings were fried right and they brought that hot and mild tingle to my tongue. So I'm sure I'll be back sooner than later. Harold's continues it's push into Northerners territory. This once dead area for food also has Polka Deli kiddie corner now too. Great Polish Sausage. More on them later.

Harold's Hot & Mild Wings

Harold's Bar & Grill #41
2360 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 697-9495

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