As a single person I never did any serious happy hour bar food and drinks because it wasn’t something I did. Now, after I’ve been married for 10 years and with three kids I decided it’s time to enjoy some happy hour time in the city I love Chicago! Tonight we checked into Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. 2024 N Halsted St, 60614 Chicago. We sat down at the bar and ordered two red sangrias, and some $1 pintxos and $3 tapas. It was my first time at this lettuce entertain you restaurant in about 12 years. I haven’t had a reason to come back until now for their Happy Hour deals. We got there with just about 30 minutes before Happy Hour ended so we had to order food immediately and get enough to fill our tummies. We ordered mostly everything offered on the Happy Hour Menu, but the tapas we liked best were the garlic potato salad, chicken empanadas and for their Pintxo I liked the deviled bacon mustard egg and their Laughing Bird Shrimp With Pork Lardo it was tiny and tasty. The bird shrimps were so tiny but the flavors were all there a little grilled flavor with a bit a fat. I ate like two of them and had some chicken and ham croquettes which I thought were okay. Happy Hour was enjoyable I think the next time I go here I would be careful how much I ordered because you can easily go over because it is tiny dishes you feel that won’t fill you up but they do. So when you do these tapas remember that you can probably about three total and be pretty filled. The pintxos people get tiny bites one at a time just order the Pintxos that you really like and eat it twice should be enough to satisfy a hungry stomach. I feel if someone comes out of a happy hour hungry you can always pick up a dessert on the way home somewhere else.
In conclusion Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba a fun happy hour time great red sangria and I enjoyed the tapas and pintxos. I would return with friends to enjoy more tapas even a full on dinner.