Seasonal foods come and go, but chicken wings stay forever. And if you’re going to be about that wing life, you need to know some of the best places to get them. So here are eight places to get some bomb ass chicken wings in Chicago!

Bird’s Nest

2500 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Heralded as arguably the best chicken wings in Chicago, Bird’s Nest sits just west of DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus and is a go-to neighborhood joint with wings that attract patrons from every neighborhood. You have to get them bone-in with their signature buffalo pepper sauce and an ice-cold pitcher of Miller Lite on NFL Sunday’s.


The Rambler Kitchen & Tap

4128 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618


The Rambler has everything you’re looking for in the perfect neighborhood watering hole—friendly atmosphere, a dynamite beer garden, strong drinks, and a great menu. That menu is highlighted by their chicken wings with signature Rambler Sauce—a sweet and spicy, house-made barbecue sauce with a touch of cayenne and cumin to add a bit of a kick. The sauce itself is sticky and gets you craving more. Not to mention, every Monday they host Bachelorette/Bachelor Bingo if you need an excuse for a cold drink and some bomb-ass chicken wings to start your week.

Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

41 East Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611

Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is the go-to place for classic buffalo wings. With plenty of sauces to choose from, affordable prices, and large portions for sharing (although, who would want to do that?), this restaurant is a local favorite. If you’re feeling daring, try their XXX hot wings, the world’s hottest!


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Output Lounge

1758 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60622

Despite being known as a sports bar, this small restaurant also specializes in some of the best wings on the west side. Right near the United Center, you have a choice of 10, 20, 30, or 50pc wings, paired with exotic flavors like lemon pepper and Jim Bean Honey BBQ.

Chicago Wings Around the World

Multiple locations 

With over 33 crafted sauces, this late-night wing spot should be on your go-to list if you haven’t gone already. They have amazing jerk chicken, carrying over five types of Jerk chickens flavors. It’s definitely a classic chicken wings spot in Chicago with a great vibe.

The Fifty/50

2047 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

If you’re looking for a place with great wings and an incredible nightlife, try out Wicker Park’s Fifty/50. They’re famously known as the spot with the best wings, having three choices to pick from (regular breaded wings, applewood smoked wings, and boneless breaded wings). The restaurant also ages their buffalo wings for 2 to 3 months.

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Mr. Brown’s Lounge

2301 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

81 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601

Jamaican jerk wings? Say no mo—oh, it comes with a side of pita bread? And it’s only $9??? Sign us up.

Also on the menu are 8pc buffalo wings and the Island Style Jerk Chicken Dinner, which are equally delicious.


2940 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Serving up Korean fried chicken at this unassuming wing joint, Crisp offers options like Seoul Sassy—made with ginger, soy, garlic, and other select spices, but NOT teriyaki—and Korean-American fusion BBQ. You can get 10 wings for under $20, so what are you waiting for?

Surf’s Up South Shore

2236 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649

Sure, this place is more seafaring than the others on this list, but that doesn’t mean Surf’s Up South Shore can’t compete. Boasting some of the best chicken wings in Chicago, you can order up to 75 pieces, served in whatever sauce your heart desires — including Hennessey!

What are some of your favorite wing spots? Let us know in the comments below!

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