Shoefly had one of the best openings of any restaurant last year, and with good reason. They’ve put a new spin on pub food, with a menu that features small, lighter plates all the way up to full-size entrees. If you just want something to munch on while you have a pint of local craft beer or a glass of wine, you can keep yourself from getting overserved without feeling over full. The location is unique as well, offering one of few places where near-northsiders can walk to. If you’re headed downtown for a night out, consider stopping by Shoefly for a great pre-party meal with friends on the way.
122 E 22nd St, 283-5007, www.shoeflypublichouse.com