When nightclub guys venture into gastropub territory, the result is River North's handsome new Stout Barrel House & Galley. The former Manor Nightclub has been transformed with a stout-colored interior making ample use of refurbished wood. The beer list covers many of the best craft breweries in Chicago (Half Acre, Metropolitan) and America, with 20 taps and another 30 in bottles. And the menu is creative comfort food with a seasonal spin from Chris Curren, who made a name for himself at the much-loved Blue 13. For lunch and dinner, that means it ranges from things like fried chicken and oxtail agnolotti to a ploughman's lunch; late nights are about food designed to soak up those craft beers like spare ribs and fish tacos; and for brunch on the weekends, it includes things like a Green Eggs & Ham Benedict. We just got the final opening menus, so check them out— five of them, for lunch, brunch, dinner, late night and beverages— below.
Stout Barrel House & Galley, 642 N. Clark Street, 312-475-1390.