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



Big Star Elevates Whiskey

Big Star has been collecting unique whiskeys for the last year and a half, and this week, the corks and caps finally came off.

Wicker Park's reigning king of tacos and whiskey has launched a reserve list of "rare, incredibly old and interesting bottles" that have been bought at auction, during trips to Kentucky and abroad, and that have come from people who have offered "interesting bottles from their deceased grandfather's house," the restaurant said by email.

(You really should have guzzled that bottle on your deathbed, gramps.)

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Booze Star

Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Publican, Avec + dickEverest of James Beard nominations) is back on the grindilla. Once again, teaming up with ole boys Terry Alexander and Donnie Madia to continue the discipleship of straightforward dining dissemination for the masses. As imagined, the krew focuses on quality ingredients and plates of goodness. Everything else seems like its just a fucking waste of time to the Big Star team: wall decoration, seating assignments, debit cards, and website were all afterthoughts here (…)

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A Big Star Is Born. Tacos and Whiskey in Wicker Park

You’ve probably heard about a new whiskey-fueled, taco-slinging late-night honky-tonk in Wicker Park. Turns out…it’s true. (When guys from Avec, Blackbird and the Violet Hour get together, word spreads.) (…)

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1531 N Damen
Chicago, IL 60622

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

Kitchen & To-Go Window
Sun–Fri 11:30am – 1:30am
Sat 11:30am – 2:30am


  • 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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