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THE BANDERA RESTAURANT MULE (REVISITED)

THE BANDERA RESTAURANT MULE (CHICAGO)
THE BANDERA RESTAURANT MULE (CHICAGO)

My first sip of this mule was absolutely refreshing. We have experienced the Bandera’s Mule several times and I swore they originally served this in a copper cup. Either way, for this particular review we take an entire star off for serving these traditions in glass.

THE BANDERA RESTAURANT (CHICAGO)

Ultimately this mule’s flavor was traditional- much like that of Devon’s, and even Lux Bar’s Mule. Bandera’s Mule is served with a touch of sophistication, as you can see by the leaf in the drink. They steer away from the cliche lime, and served the drink with lime already freshly squeezed into to the beverage. I actually like this method. The presentation of their beverage changes as a result, bringing the glass an even classier and exclusive desirability in such a luxurious atmosphere.

THE BANDERA RESTAURANT (CHICAGO)

The atmosphere at Bandera’s is absolutely stunning, relaxing, and if I could sum it up in one word- Jazzy. This is not only because the restaurant offers LIVE JAZZ after 4pm every evening, but because the food, interior decor, and noise levels are robust and intimate. This restaurant is an amazing place to connect with emotions.

THE BANDERA RESTAURANT MULE (CHICAGO)

Speaking of emotions, the food served here is so delicately prepared that every bite induces some pleasurable words of excitement and fulfillment. I mean every bite! If you try something new you will be surprised. If you grab what’s most familiar you will still melt. The chefs deserve awards and have probably collected several over their lifetime.

THE BANDERA RESTAURANT FOOD (CHICAGO)
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Ultimately my experience was as a good as addicts claim drugs are- I must go AGAIN. Have you ever visited a restaurant in a town you’re touring and have an experience you will never forget? Well this restaurant is that experience, even if you visit more than 5 times in a single summer. The cocktail beverage was only a small component to the full experience you hold with you forever after visiting this restaurant.

THE BANDERA RESTAURANT MULE (CHICAGO)
BANDERA RESTAURANT (CHICAGO) ENTRANCE

FOOD: 4.5/5 STARS
SETTING: 4.8/5 STARS
DRINKS: 4.7/5 STARS
BANDERA’S MULE: (3.8 STARS)
{THIS MULE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED}
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