New to Evanston is the latest concept from the team behind Pearl Tavern, Bar 63, and Bar Marta. Whiskey Thief Tavern offers a delicious menu from chicken wings and burgers to broiled salmon and ribeye. With an impressive collection of over 70 whiskies, beer flights, and 24 wines by the glass this menu has something for every palate. Follow along as we explore some of the best the Whiskey Thief menu has to offer!
We started with a few highly recommended appetizers. The Sesame Ginger chicken wings served with buttermilk ranch and the Roasted Broccoli made with a Rye Whiskey glaze! The wings are meaty and most importantly, full of flavor. The broccoli has a rich roasted almond flavor with bacon and little kick of spice.
We sampled another fine cocktail named ‘Tales and Spirits’ before moving on to the main course. Made with Bulleit Bourbon, smoked syrup, fresh lemon, mango liquor, and blackberries. The mango comes through with a rich and fresh punch-like flavor. Perfect on a warm summer afternoon.
When it came to entrees we couldn’t pass up the ‘Thief Burger’. Topped with bacon, cheddar curds, and a fried egg. Whiskey Thief’s chef is none other than Austin Baker, creator of the infamous Au Cheval burger. The burger at Whiskey Thief lived up to his reputation, perfectly seared on the outside and rare throughout. The cheese perfectly caramelized to become one with the burger!
Broiled Salmon with Bulgur Wheat & Tarragon Aioli. Perfectly crisp and tender at the same time. A mouthwateringly good way to wrap up our evening.
Whiskey Thief Tavern
616 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201