Whiskey Thief Tavern, Evanston’s Newest Whiskey Spot!


 

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!

 

'The Thief' is a twist on the venerable Manhattan. A hint of Sherry and Earl Gray Tea round out this cocktail.

‘The Thief’ is a twist on the venerable Manhattan. A hint of Sherry and Earl Gray Tea round out this cocktail.

 

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.

 

Sesame Ginger Chicken Wings with Buttermilk Ranch.

Sesame Ginger Chicken Wings with Buttermilk Ranch.

 

Roasted Broccoli made with Almond Picada & Rye Whiskey!

Roasted Broccoli made with Almond Picada & Rye Whiskey!

 

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.

 

'Tales and Spirits' is a refreshing bourbon based fruit forward cocktail.

‘Tales and Spirits’ is a refreshing bourbon based fruit forward cocktail.

 

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!

 

A generous heap of bacon, melted cheddar cheese, and a fried egg adorn the 'Thief Burger'.

A generous heap of bacon, melted cheddar cheese, and a fried egg adorn the ‘Thief 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.

 

Broiled Salmon

Broiled Salmon

 

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Evanston's Whiskey Thief Tavern

A cool painting on the back wall that is not to be missed!

A cozy nook in the 'library'. The perfect place to enjoy a pour of your favorite whiskey.

A 'whiskey thief' spotted in the corner.

Even the overhead lights received the Whiskey Thief treatment.

 

 

Whiskey Thief Tavern
616 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-859-2342
http://www.whiskeythieftavern.com/

 

 

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