Kuma's Corner is a heavy-metal bar with a focus on craft beer and burgers, located about about a half-hour subway plus a 10-minute walk from the downtown core of Chicago ("The Loop") at 2900 W. Belmont Ave.
When I say this place is a theme bar, I'm not talking Hard Rock Cafe style. Kuma's Corner is a tiny, authentic bar (not a tourist attraction) that has awesome burgers, craft beer, tattooed and pierced staff, and blasts heavy metal all hours of the day (we were there around 2 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon) with no remorse. Some signs around the place read: "No we will not turn the music down," "Hipsters use back door, no exceptions," and, "Die emo die." The menu has the caveat "Kuma's Corner does not have anything vegan."
|Note the whiskey on tap.|
And the beers! Of course Kuma's Corner had the Iron Maiden Beer ("Trooper") on tap. I also sipped a Dogfish Head Festina Peche and a milk stout by Left Hand Brewing Company.
|That's not a window, that's a glow of excitement because I had just consumed such a delicious burger.|
Kuma's Corner, you won my heart.