A honky tonk taqueria focusing on tequila, mezcal and house-selected barrels of whiskey, located in the heart of Chicag's Wicker Park.


February 4, 2015

New Catering Menus!

Big Star has a new and improved catering menu! Our menu now offers all our delicious tacos and sides a la carte, making it easier to customize your catered event! We also offer desserts from Anna Posey at The Publican and ALCOHOL!!! Yes! Big Star now has a Catering Liquor License which allows us to sell liquor with drop off catering orders as well as serve at off premise events.

Head over to the Catering tab to see the new menu or place an order!

January 20, 2015

Bet on Big Star to Cater Your Superbowl

It's time to think about your Superbowl feast. On top of our usual catering offerings, we will also have a walking taco supreme dip, queso fundido and margarita mix available for pickup or delivery! Call 312-860-1315 to place your Superbowl order!

December 4, 2014


This year, we’ll be ringing in the New Year with our brothers-in-arms, Three Floyds Brewing Company. What better way to celebrate than with a full tap takeover featuring perennial favorite Gumballhead, as well as rarities like Blot Out The Sun, Yum Yum, Big Tiddy Assassin and Space Station Middle Finger?

November 24, 2014

Off Color Beer Dinner

For Chef Cary Taylor’s first beer dinner of the season, he has teamed up with local beer heroes Off Color Brewing for a four-course paired evening on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30pm. Each course will be paired with a different Off Color Brewing selection, plus a welcome beer on entry. The excitement doesn't stop there: brewers from Off Color will be on-hand to field questions, and walk guests through the brewing process. The four-course beer paired menu is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Contact events@bigstarchicago.com to reserve a spot.

BEER LIST | Fierce | Apex Predator | Biere de Garde Dog | Dinos'mores

Starting at 8:00pm we will host the Off Color brewers for a tap takeover. If you can't make dinner, you'll still have a chance to get your hands on some Fierce, Apex Predator, Biere de Garde Dog and Dinos'mores.

November 23, 2014

Christmas Trees

It's the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas trees are back at Big Star! Bundle up and head on over for tacos and Fraser Firs galore. City Tree Delivery will set up shop on our patio beginning Friday, November 28 through Christmas Eve. 

Hours of Operation:
Monday and Friday: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am to 9:00pm 

November 18, 2014

Celebrate the holidays with Big Star!

From Big Star’s do-it-yourself taco bar to full service catering, our Mexican street food inspired menu brings the best of Big Star directly to you. Cater your next holiday party or corporate lunch with Big Star!

Various packages available, starting at $10/person.

Contact margaret@bigstarchicago.com or 312.860.1315.

October 28, 2014


Big Star delivery now available! 

October 22, 2014


At Big Star, our dedication to good food is rivaled only by our commitment to good music. As such, hosting James Beard Award-winning Del Posto pastry chef and acclaimed punk drummer Brooks Headley was a no-brainer. Headley will set up shop on Monday, November 10th at 6:00pm to serve up his legendary veggie burger, and offer samples from his new cookbook “Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts. To sweeten the deal, Headley will curate the evening’s musical selection…scratchy vinyl is surely in our future. 

October 22, 2014


Preparing dinner alongside acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson in his Harlem home is an opportunity few of us will ever experience. However, a cooking demonstration from Samuelsson’s “Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home” with special guest Paul Kahan is a pretty good approximation.

On Saturday, November 8th at 7:00pm Chef Marcus Samuelsson will join Paul Kahan in Big Star’s newly constructed Commissary Kitchen for a cooking demo and light bites showcasing recipes from "Marcus Off Duty." Menu highlights include Chipotle Chicken Skewers and Steak Fajitas straight off the grill, as well as Fried Snapper Tacos and Ethiopian Tostadas.

$55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Please contact events@bigstarchicago.com to reserve seats.

October 20, 2014

CTA Construction & Road Closures

The Damen CTA Blue Line stop is closed for construction until mid-December. Here are a few more things to note when heading to Big Star in the next 2 months.

North Avenue will be closed just West of North/Damen/Milwaukee Avenue for 70 days starting Monday October 13th through December 22, 2014. North Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic Sunday - Thursday from 9pm-5am and Friday/Saturday from 9pm - 7am. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the street. Buses will be rerouted around the street closure.

Damen Avenue will also be closed to vehicular traffic in the overnight hours for a 63 day period from October 20, 2104 - December 22, 2014. The hours of the street closure will be consistent with North Avenue: Sunday -Thursday 9pm-5am and Friday/Saturday 9pm-7am.


1531 N Damen
Chicago, IL 60622

Sun-Fri 11:30am – 2:00am
Sat 11:30am – 3:00am

Kitchen & To-Go Window
Sun–Thurs 11:30am – 11:00pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am – 1:00am

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  • Mon Old Grand Dad
  • Tue JW Dant
  • Wed Four Roses
  • Thu Weller Special Reserve
  • Fri Old Heaven Hill
  • Sat Old Fitzgerald
  • Sun Old Overholt
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