Villains If you don't live in the South Loop, you might have missed this spot, which quietly opened earlier this year. They're known for their incredible beer list (and for probably having more edison bulbs than any other restaurant in the city), but their brunch is a secret standout. First off, they've got a custom-brewed beer made just for them that tastes like a bloody mary. No, it's not some mixed gimmick—the beer actually has all the flavors of tomato, celery and spice, in a subtle concoction that we couldn't stop drinking.They've a great oyster po'boy and a perfect pork scrapple (which you don't often see on a menu).
Villains is at 730 S. Clark St.
We actually haven't been for brunch, but don't doubt it's spectacular.
Oh and if there is any doubt about their food, we recently went back and had the Sirloin steak again. We weren't sure if they could replicate the amazingness that we tasted on our first visit, but can confirm that was just as delicious the second time. We had a group of about 8 people and pretty sure every single person had order envy.
(Hat tip: VM!)