Whether you're looking for a sports bar, a place with casual dining or one with a microbrewery feel, Sully's House is a multi-room neighborhood bar that seems to have it all — including wi-fi and large screens for patrons to use while playing Guitar Hero World Tour or other Wii games.
With its bricked walls, green leather seating and mood lighting, the front room has a more casual atmosphere. But come in any weekend and join a packed room full of locals watching football on one of the many television screens along the walls. The back room, laden with a pillow-filled couch, has a more loungy setting. The upstairs room, with its built-in bar and television screens, is perfect for private parties.
With the same owners as Salvatore's in Lincoln Park, the food is given a little fine-dining treatment. It still has classic pub appetizers ($5-$9) like chicken tenders and wings, but its choices of sandwiches ($7-$11), salads ($11-$12) and pasta ($14), such as the wheat fettuccini with peppers and sausage in a mushroom cream sauce, makes Sully's a good place for casual dining. Health freak? Order the turkey burger, perfectly cooked and moist, where instead of fries, it comes with a small house salad. Add a slice of Swiss cheese and caramelized onions for another $1.50.
Aside from the ambiance and the food, the best part of Sully's is the drink choices. Lined along the dark wooden bar are 20 draft beers, while behind is a collection of fine spirits and more than 25 choices of bottled beers. Whether it be IPAs, pale ales, amber ales, dark and wheat beers from local microbreweries and around the world, a trip to Sully's for a little beer tasting is never a bad idea.
Owner Sheriffe Jusufi said she'd like Sully's to be the one place everyone thinks of whether they're looking to watch a sporting event or just to have a relaxing time. With everything Sully's has to offer, there's no reason it can't be.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Kimber Solana