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- 69%Nightlife Lovers
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (22)
- Big StarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 05, 2013
Tacos, whiskey shots, and pitchers of margaritas may not sound like much, but this bar has some of the best of all three this side of the Rio Grande. If the weather is good, plan to spend a casual Sunday afternoon at this Mexican staple.Recommended for:Foodies
- Big StarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Oct 23, 2013
Specializing in tacos and whiskey, Big Star is a hipster haven best suited for pregaming and grabbing a quick bite before heading to dance spots like Debonair and Crocodile down the street. But don't get me wrong, you can certainly make a night out of downing $3 whiskey shots and getting to know the people next to you in the close quarters around the bar. It's also a great end-of-the-night spot for the drunken munchies. The Walking Taco won't disappoint.
- Big StarMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersOct 01, 2013
Come springtime, after nearly nine months of hibernation, Chicagoans practically sprint to this trendy taqueria in Wicker Park. With $30 pitchers of margaritas and an epic patio outfitted with sleek metal tables and sunshine yellow chairs, Big Star is where you come to while away a weekend afternoon with friends. Don’t be surprised if you see the same diners at both lunch and dinner. Once you’re here, it’s hard to leave the party.
- Big StarApr 29, 2013
Big Star is a cash-only hotspot in the Wicker Park neighborhood. This Mexican-inspired honky tonk offers cheap eats, great cocktails, and an outdoor patio perfect for people watching and guacamole eating.
The only downside is there will be a wait - this place is popular for a reason - but the good news is, you can put your name in and spend some time exploring this part of town. Stroll through Wicker Park, directly adjacent to Big Star, or do some shopping on Milwaukee Avenue. By the time you're done, there is a $3 Taco Al Pastor and a specialty margarita waiting for you.
- Big StarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Apr 17, 2013
Big Star is a favorite of mine for their vinyl folk country jams paired with their pork shoulder tacos. The menu also has a strong list of beers and fine whiskeys hand selected. Best bar in Wicker Park to have a drink and have a cheap eat.
- Big StarJan 28, 2013
My favorite is the Big Star salad, but the tacos and guac are pretty great too. Margaritas are strong. Cash only, but there's an ATM and a BofA around the corner. Good spot for a Sunday funday, dinner, drinks, enjoying the weather on a nice day....and pretty much anything else. One of my absolute favorite spots in Chicago!
- Big StarAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 16, 2013
They're not your typical tacos, but consider them an upgrade. Chef Paul Kahan combined tasty Mexican-inspired casual fare with a fine collection of whiskey. During warm months, the patio is packed! Whenever the crowd seems too overwhelming but you still crave a taco, you can order from the take-out window. No matter what, though, bring cash because that's all they accept.
- Big StarMember ofFoodiesAug 26, 2012
tacos al pastor or pescado! or de panza...
grab a table and enjoy some delicious tacos. there's always $3 shots of whiskey. service is hit and miss, and this hipster mecca is always good for people watching.Recommended for:Trendsters