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Doughnut Burgers Part of New Old Town Dessert Specialists’s Menu

Tour BomboBar on Wells Street before Monday’s openings

BomboBar’s cheeseburgers come in fast-food style packaging.
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Monday is the official opening day in Old Town for the second location of BomboBar, the doughnut and gelato snack shop connected to Bar Siena in the West Loop. BomboBar’s stars are hole-less Italian-style doughnuts (bombolini) and they’re often used as garnishes in Instagram-friendly desserts. The new location, 1529 N. Wells Street (former Buzz Bait Taqueria) also offers savory snacks like a double-stacked burger served in a split doughnut sprinkled with sesame seeds like the flagship sandwich from the Golden Arches. It’s even served in a Big Mac-style container.

There’s also a cocktail and red and white wine on draft with customers charged by the ounce. That’s in addition to an array of beers in the coolers. Sheet pizza is also avaiable, as are fried chicken sandwiches. There are also breakfast options as they’ll open at 8 a.m. daily.

Check out the space, menu and the food (including dog treats) below. BomboBar Old Town opens on Monday.


This is BomboBar’s second location.
It’s a narrow space packed with personality on Wells Street.
Wine and cocktails are on tap.
The garage door rolls up for spring and summer days.
Note the gelato case in front.
A variety of cones to make those Instagram posts dazzle.
Treat your dog at BomboBar.
The cooler and gelato case greets customers at the entrance.
Personalize those frozen treats with these toppings like Golden Grahams.
Cookie Monster Dough is very blue.
These sauces offer another level of customization.
These aren’t military-grade bombs.
A view of the touchscreen kiosks.
Pizza lives here.
Words to live by.
Old Town has more than just sweets.
S’mores Bomboloni
Cookie Monster Cooler Chocolate (frozen chocolate base, blue and white drizzle, whipped cream, Oreo cookie crumbles, chocolate chip cookie, blue stardust glitter, blue cotton candy)
Double BomboBurger (sharp American cheese, pickles, shaved red onions, dijonnaise between a sesame bomboloni doughnut).


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Buzz Bait Taqueria

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