Mercadito Hospitality opens a cocktail lounge, beer hall and wine bar rolled into one showcasing innovative beverage options from The Tippling Bros. Enormous communal tables encourage socializing with strangers. Opens November at 646 North Franklin.
Mario Batali transplants his massive Disneyland for Italian-food lovers from New York to the former Texas de Brazil space. Expect six full-service restaurants, a brewery, grocery store and cooking school. Opens November.
The Radler and D.A.S.
German beer hall featuring modern Bavarian cuisine alongside Chicago’s first aged beer program. Nestled inside is the more upscale ten-seat D.A.S., serving an intimate tasting menu with beer pairings. Opens late November at 2375 North Milwaukee.