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Matt Smith, Jay Schuster, Natalie Mersch | Jake Melnick's Corner Tap


If you're looking for a culinary-driven take on chicken wings, look no further than Jake Melnick's Corner Tap. Named as the Top Chicken Wings in the U.S. by the Today Show, these wings are not for the faint of heart. With more than 10 flavors to choose from, Jake Melnick's wings have become legendary in the Windy City. Those willing to brave the heat of the ultra-hot, four-pepper XXXX wings can even enter a challenge for the chance to have their platter comped and win a free t-shirt and have obvious bragging rights.

But Jake Melnick's is not just about its wings. This downtown favorite has been serving up mouth-watering BBQ dishes, classic American pub-fare and local craft beers since 2002. With a cozy indoor dining room and picturesque patio, it's the perfect spot for a casual night out or catching the game. Plus, the 50-foot bar and communal islands make it easy to mingle with other chicken wing enthusiasts. And with trivia on Tuesday nights, plus lunch and happy hour specials, the atmosphere is always lively.

Located just a Justin Fields bomb away from Michigan Ave., Jake Melnick's is a welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of the Magnificent Mile. Come for the wings, stay for the party at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap.

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