Big Star

Words by Simon Difford on 01-Apr-2015

Address: 1531 North Damen Avenue, (W Pierce Avenue), Chicago, Illinois, 60622 , United States
Tel: +1 773 235 4039
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Sun-Fri 11.30am –2am(3am Sat); Kitchen & To-Go Window Sun–Thurs 11.30am – 1.30am(Fri/Sat 2.30am)
Door: Open door
Style: Cafe bar
Recommended for: Alfresco
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu


Big Star is all about bourbon, tequila, beer and tacos. It's housed in an old garage bang opposite The Violet Hour and is brought to us by the people behind local institutions Avec and Blackbird. Big Star is just that - big - encompassing a patio, then conservatory and then warehouse-like space beyond with a large central island bar at the rear. It's a fun place and the tacos tasty.