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Tacos, Whiskey & Honky Tonk


Tacos, Whiskey & Honky Tonk

Big Star is a bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, late-night honky-tonk in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park and Wrigleyville neighborhoods. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Chris Miller’s menu, inspired by authentic Mexican street food, is complemented by an extensive house-selected single barrel bourbon program.  Housed in a defunct 1940's gas station, the Wicker Park taqueria’s soundtrack of classic country and rock & roll is selected and spun by our bar staff.  We operate on a first come, first serve basis and don't take reservations. 

You can find us near the corner of North Ave. and Damen Ave. (1531 N. Damen Ave.). For more information, visit us on Instagram (@bigstarchicago) or reach out to us at For hours of operation and location info, scroll down to the bottom of this page. For more info about our Wrigleyville location, click here.


Hours & Location

Hours & Location



1531 N Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622


Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:00am
Sat 11:30am - 2:00am
Sun 11:30am - 2:00am
21 years and over after 8pm

Kitchen & To-go Window
Sun-Fri 11:30am - 1:30am
Sat 11:30am - 1:30am                   Breakfast at To-go Sat-Sun 9am - 11am *To-go hours are weather dependent *To-go orders cannot be placed by phone


Donation requests:
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Purchase Gift Certificates for Wrigleyville here, and Wicker Park here.