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Chop Shop

Housed in a 100-year-old former auto body shop, the Chop Shop is Chicago’s only sustainable butcher + deli + restaurant + bar with a 6,000 square foot event space and concert venue

Chop Shop Happy Hour

Wed-Thur, 5:00pm-7:00pm


25% off Cocktails

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by HHRevolution


Q What is Chop Shop?

The Chop Shop is a butcher/deli/bar/restaurant/venue. Our event space is 6,000 square feet and hosts concerts, charity, corporate, culinary and art events. Located just west of Damen/Milwaukee on North Avenue, these three concepts bring together some of Chicago’s favorite things: encased meat, cocktails and live entertainment. About the Butcher/Deli: Housed in a 100-year-old former auto body shop, the Chop Shop's butcher/deli showcases the daily meats, chops, sausages, and antipastos available for pick up. Adjacent to the deli counter, a glass window allows guests to watch the butchers at work while they converse with the knowledgeable team on the best cuts for their home cooking. For those looking for a bite, Minelli offers an array of fresh sandwiches and salads to enjoy in house or to go. The first floor features hi-boy window seating, exposed brick, and oversized dark tufted leather booths with Chop Shop branded wood tables. The 27-seat bar, equipped with a butcher block bar top and chevron wood back splash, also has four flat-screen TVs, and 18 beers on tap. Custom swivel doors with windows allow a peek into the 1st Ward event space -- the swivel functionality allows for the entire first floor to be used as part of the event space as well. About the Restaurant/Bar: 100-seat bi-level restaurant. Seating for dinner is available in the oversized booths and bar on the first floor known as the "Butcher's Bar" with bar bites and specials, or head upstairs to the "Butcher's Brother" for a more intimate dining experience. Adjacent to the dining room is a “secret garden-style” 60-seat patio. Enclosed by four walls, and the blue Chicago sky above, it’s the perfect al fresco setting for drinks or dinner. Chop Shop's menu sources seasonal fare from local farms and the in house butcher. Menu standouts include starters like the Signature charcuterie plate (select meats and cheeses with crusty bread and homemade jams), Wilted kale salad (shaved mushrooms, soft cooked egg, balsamic vinaigrette and Parmesan cheese). Entrees include the Butcher’s burger (Butcher’s blend of ground prime cuts, grilled with aged cheddar, charred red onions, smoked bacon and CS sauce, served with fries); and affordable chops and steaks. What truly sets the Chop Shop apart is its accessibility to great cuts of meat, allowing the restaurant to offer diners steaks and chops at an affordable price. Private party space in the restaurant is available for up to 200 (1st Ward is 450). and Catering trays are available. Brunch served every weekend 11 am to 3 pm Reservations are accepted for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Q Where is Chop Shop located?

Wicker Park/West Town