Billy Dec’s Wrigleyville venture, Rockit Burger Bar is a must-hit on your next visit to Wrigley. In sync with all of Dec’s other hot spots (Rockit, Sunda, the Underground and his newest – Dragon Ranch) the Rockit Burger bar just gets it right – between the smart Tahoe-chic decor to the impressive menu and the diverse beer list, there’s a reason why Billy Dec has built a mini-empire in Chicago dining and nightlife.
Located further up Clark, past Wrigley, Rockit Burger Bar is a little off the beaten-path which is a good thing. You don’t find the tourists or obnoxious young drunks here. The crowd is older and more subdued. Folks are here for the food and the ambiance, not the Jamo shots and Bud Light tall boys. The place exudes a high-class feel and the crowd matches it. From the mahogany touches, to the antler chandeliers, wood-trimmed plasmas just noticeable enough, and the exposed brick – you don’t feel like you are in a sports bar a block from Wrigley – which we like!
Although RBB has a great patio off the southwest corner, this is definitely the place to hit in the colder months – the cozy vibe, Western decor and impressive craft beer list beckons for snowy Friday nights.
Upon entering the busy but not packed bar, we grabbed some beers from the bartender and headed to the back dining room to try one of of the highly-recommended burgers. We decided to split two of the best sellers – the Farm House and the Locavore. While it seems like every joint in the city is offering up gourmet burgers on their menus, the Rockit guys still nail it as they first did in original River North location with the original Kobe beef burger. Both burgers were f**ng amazing!
The Farm House was loaded with pulled pork, bacon and topped with a fried egg. I don’t eat fried eggs and I gobbled this thing down. The Locovore was just as tasty smothered in cheese and topped with onion rings served on a pretzel bun. Ridiculous.
Rockit Burger Bar gives ladies reasons to come back every night of the week – most tempting is 1/2 price wine Thursdays and brunch on Sundays, although we hear Friday night karaoke brings in an interesting mix.
If you’re looking for a higher-end bar in Wrigley with a chill vibe, fabulous food and loaded with men, Rockit Burger Bar nails it. Be sure to put this one on your list to hit on game day – or any regular day in Wrigley. We can’t wait to visit in the colder months and slowly work our way through the burger menu.
SDI with RBB Ops Manager Extraordinaire, Manny Navar