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Lincoln Park Getting Another Sports Bar, Links Taproom Raises $16K For Charity, More Intel

Plus, Marcello's puts Old Town location up for sale

Marc Much

Lincoln Park lost a longtime bar in O'Malley's West, but another one is slated to replace it this fall. DNAinfo reports that Tobacco Road Taproom will be geared towards fans of the Atlantic Coast Conference, with food, drinks, and decor from Duke, North Carolina, and other schools from the ACC at 2249 N. Lincoln Ave.

Links Taproom in Wicker Park did good work raising money for the LGBT communities in both Chicago and Orlando at its event on Sunday during Gay Pride Day. The beer bar and sausage eatery donated 100 percent of the days sales ($8000), which was matched my owner Mike Quinlan, with a total of $16,000 going to the Chicago House and Social Service Agency and the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

—The longtime Marcello's Father & Son restaurant on the border of Old Town and Lincoln Park may soon go away, as ownership is planning to sell the entire plaza at 645 W. North Ave. in hopes of redeveloping and expanding the Logan Square location, Chicago Real Estate Daily reports.

—Albany Park is getting a new coffee bar and tavern. Nighthawk is slated to open soon at 4744 N. Kimball and it will offer La Colombe cold pressed nitro on tap among other drinks. It's been in the works for two years.

—North Shore eaters have a new lunch and patio option. House 406, the Northbrook restaurant from the Stephanie Izard protege Jennifer Eisen, now serves lunch seven days a week, and has opened an outdoor space. Dishes include a ground short rib and brisket burger and a panko-crusted whitefish sandwich.

—Do Chicagoans want that beer museum with a brewery and rooftop? If you're interested in learning more about the planned Chicago Brewseum, head to Hopleaf Bar on July 13 for a free informational event at one of Chicago's best beer bars. The GoFundMe fundraiser needs lots of help, however, as its only raised $375 out of its $25,000 goal in more than a month.


1143 1/2 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 714-0200

Links Taproom

1559 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 360-7692 Visit Website

Marcellos Father & Son Restaurant

645 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 654-2550 Visit Website