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Best Metal Bars & Eats In Chicago

Mosh Potatoes

Steve Seabury is an expert on two things: food and heavy metal music. He has an extensive history in the music industry and now heads his own label called Giddy Up! Records. You can also catch him on tour with his band Moth Eater. He lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter, Emma.

His first book, Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes, and Mayhem From the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal was published in November by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. It features recipes by nearly 150 heavy metal artists, including KISS, Judas Priest, Guns & Roses, Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax, Pantera, Hatebreed, Queensryche, Black Label Society, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and many others.

Find out more at or on Whether you're in Chicago or elsewhere in the country, Steve knows where to go to find great food and the best heavy metal music.

Kuma's Corner

Kuma's Corner

2900 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL
(773) 604-8769
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Kuma's to me is METAL!!!! When you walk into the place you think you have died and gone to Heavy Metal Heaven. The smell of the grill, the music blasting, and range of beers makes this location one of the greatest places to eat. They have 22 kick ass burgers all named after some of the greatest metal bands ever to jam on stage. When you sit down to eat you feel you are going to your very first metal concert. It's that good. I recommend the Judas Priest and Neurosis Burgers. They will give your taste buds whiplash! Oh yeah. Did I mention they have Mac & Cheese too? Well they do, and it ROCKS!

Beat Kitchen

The Beat Kitchen

2100 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 281-4444
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I am always looking for a good meal, a cold beer, and a good band. The fine folks at The Beat Kitchen share my same vision. The grilled steak sandwich with their homemade spicy coleslaw will rock your world. If your local bar stocks Fat Tire Amber Ale then you know it's a great place. It's the perfect Ale to chase down any steak sandwich or burger. The next time you are in Chicago do yourself a favor and enjoy a meal and a show at the Beat Kitchen.



2771 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 472-2771
Details, Reviews & Directions

If you like going to a bar to listen to METAL and get completely hammered then I recommend this place to you. To make any night the most metal night then I recommend starting out at Kuma's and then heading right over to Delilahs to end the night. Every Metal Head loves whisky, and this place has more than their fair share. 350 plus bottles from 11 different countries. I only like to drink mine from Ireland or our great southern states but why not let your drinking palate experience something a little different? The drinks are always flowing, and the music is always rocking. Why would you want to go anywhere else?


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