Vodka drinkers will enjoy the "River North" one of the most popular drinks. It falls on the sweeter side of the spectrum with strawberry puree, sparkling rose, St. Germain and a blend of other flavors. Whiskey drinkers should indulge in the "Bridgeport."
The fried calamari is a good option under the "Department of Fire: Hot Apps." Order it grilled or fried, with three savory dipping sauces. The marinara sauce is garlicky and the aioli sauce has the perfect blend of flavors. Those with more traditional taste buds will enjoy the squid with cocktail sauce.
"The Department of Buildings" boasts a number of great sandwiches. Some favorites include the Steak, which includes 6oz. of filet beef, caramelized onions, bib lettuce and whole grain mustard. Seafood lovers will enjoy the scrumptious Lobster Roll. The brioche bun is stuffed with lobster tail, lemon aioli, herbs and shallots.
If guests are still hungry, they can check out the "Department of Recreation: Desserts." The Chocolate Chip Cookie is gooey and paired with ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauce. Had Municipal been established in 1893 during The Columbian Exposition, this cookie would have won a prize.
Municipal Bar + Dining Co. is offering a number of new menu items for the upcoming warmer months. Try the decadent duck sliders with lettuce, bacon and guacamole. The combination of crispy lettuce and bacon pairs well with the tender duck. The creamy guacamole adds just a enough bite to the mini sandwiches giving them a little something extra. Try those or the Pork Belly Tacos beginning May 1.
Whether guests are visiting from the north side, the south side or flew in from Timbuktu, all are certain to enjoy the delicious fare, superb drinks, attentive service and welcoming atmosphere.
Municipal Bar + Dining Co. is open Mon.–Fri., 11am–2pm; Sat., 10am–3am; Sun., 10am–2am. 216 W. Ohio, 312.951.2125. MunicipalBar.com