Diners can find a beer for every taste at City Works, with a massive draft selection to choose from, including 12 rotating handles for rare, limited, and seasonal brews. Roughly 40% of the vast draft selection is sourced from breweries around the Chicagoland area, including Forbidden Root, Spiteful Brewing, Half Acre Beer Co., Off Color Brewing, and many others. Guests can sample and enjoy a wide array of beers in 6 oz. tasting portions as well as full-sized portions. Pre-selected flights are on the menu, as well as a build-your-own flight option.
City Works’ draft system also extends to wine, showcasing eight varietals of draft wine which offer the benefits of fresh, consistent flavor and a more environmentally conscious way to serve wine. Providing wine on tap contributes to zero waste, as the draft provides no oxidation and no corkage, therefore reducing spoilage. One steel keg of wine saves the CO2 equivalent to that sequestered by 28 trees.
The food menu focuses on fresh ingredients and brilliant flavors and offers guests a wide selection of options for a business lunch, a dinner date, or game-watching snacks and bites. The menu includes shareable options such as the Buffalo Shrimp, Duck Nachos, and Smoked Chicken Wings, an assortment of tacos including Ahi Tuna and Short Rib, along with handhelds such as the Nashville Hot Chicken Wrap made with buttermilk breaded crispy chicken breast, hot cayenne pepper, romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and ranch dressing in a flour tortilla, and the signature City Works Burger made with a short rib/brisket blend, topped with aged white cheddar, shredded iceberg, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, and a dill pickle served on a toasted brioche bun. City Works also serves the Impossible Burger™ topped with shredded iceberg lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, and vegan roasted-garlic horseradish aioli. Entrées include Smoked BBQ Ribs with housemade BBQ sauce, spicy maple bacon baked beans, and mascarpone creamed corn, Pan-seared Salmon with butternut squash purée, olive oil poached fingerling potatoes, salsa verde, and vegetable succotash, and the BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad. The menu features a number of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options suiting all dietary needs and the health-conscious guest.
Brunch is offered on the weekends until 3 p.m., featuring dishes like Stuffed French Toast, Short Rib Hash, and Biscuits and Gravy. During brunch, guests can imbibe with the monster 20 oz. goblet that is theChurchill Bloody Mary, featuring a spicy house Bloody Mary mix and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, served with a skewer loaded with all the fixings.
City Works is currently hiring for all front-of-house and back-of-house positions. For more information, interested applicants can visit https://www.cityworksrestaurant.com/wheeling/. Tickets for City Works’ “First Draft” soft opening charity event on Saturday, August 17 can be purchased at https://www.cityworksrestaurant.com/wheeling/event/first-draft-charity-event/. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
About City Works
City Works considers themselves beer geeks, not beer snobs. Celebrating all styles of craft beer, the restaurant houses 90 local and global varieties on draft. City Works chefs cook from scratch, adding brilliant twists to American classics, offering a unique marriage of beer bar and satisfying restaurant to its local community. Above all, City Works employs genuine people extending genuine hospitality. City Works currently has eight locations across the country in cities including Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Frisco, Fort Worth, Orange Village, Schaumburg, and Tysons with a ninth location coming soon to Wheeling. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit www.cityworksrestaurant.com.