The Northman Beer & Cider Garden brings a Bavarian feel to the Chicago Riverwalk at this Lower Wacker Drive location. This cider-focused spot offers more than 100 varieties on draft, cask or in bottles plus some beer, wine and spirits. The Northman offers a selection of ciders from Spain, France, England and beyond. Newcomers are encouraged to start with a taste of the house cider, an apple pie-scented, Michigan-made pour that’s fermented dryly and re-sweetened. Cleetus Friedman serves as executive chef, designing a menu of hearty fare meant to be paired with the cider. Find pub snacks like a Chicago-style hot dog, big Bavarian pretzel with mustard and cheese, a Döner sausage and more bites on the food menu. Specialty cocktails and wines are also available, with the picturesque Chicago River as the backdrop.
The Northman Cider & Beer Garden, 233 E. Lower Wacker Drive on the Chicago Riverwalk.— A Shot of Honky Tonk, Oct. 25, 2018