The Urban Tap. We had read a review in The City Paper and it sounded pretty good.
I am a little torn on The Urban Tap. I don't drink beer/cider, so that aspect doesn't appeal to me and I cannot comment on the selections. I am definitely not happy that they don't offer fresh brewed iced tea. The macaroni & cheese was fabulous. So was the short rib. The salad is a nice salad, but I do not like onion/shallot/garlic mixed into my salad dressing. Next time, I'll have to ask for the dressing on the side or no dressing. The burger was good, but I run into the problem that it's difficult to make a huge, thick, juicy burger when someone requests well done, which I must do because of my stomach sensitivity. I am not sure this was as well done as my stomach needs because later that evening, my stomach was upset. This is not a reflection of The Urban Tap - the burger was delicious when I ate it, it's just that I really should know better by now and not order beef burgers when I dine out.
Our server was friendly and answered questions, kept the water filled, etc. - no problems there.
We would go again, I am glad we tried it, and it's worth trying if you're on the South Side and looking for good beer and food. But it's just not at the top of our list since we aren't huge beef burger fans (I prefer the burger places that offer beef, chicken, bison, veggie, seafood burger options) and since there's no fresh brewed iced tea.