Born on the streets of Chicago, Primebar is situated on Cedar Springs next to the empty dwell of the Place At Perry’s, which has since moved on to larger digs just blocks away. The restaurant and bar enjoys costume changes throughout each day, making full use of the facility as a lunch haunt for nearby office traffic, happy hour for the tired and aimless, a dinner landing for the mixed neighborhood that meets gayborhood, and a rousing nightlife that entertains crowds well into the night, and even later on weekends.
Primebar is actually self-titled a sports bar with several trappings that would lead you to believe this is true, such as the many flat-screens tossed about out the building. Then there are the 40 taps. The large number of taps doesn’t necessarily make you a sports bar, look at the folks at Union Bear if that is your determination. Not a screen in sight, but a plethora of beers tapped daily.
Let’s just say Primebar is happily something for everyone with a kick ass patio for these breezy Spring afternoon escapes we have been enjoying.
We were called up to brunch at Primebar this past weekend and was pleasantly surprised that there was an additional persona behind Primebar’s apron, and it was a welcome change from most in a city that loves to get its brunch on.
The brunch menu is sprite and entertaining all at once. Look no further than the B.F.B which is a giant tortilla filled with braised beef, diced potatoes, eggs and pico. The house-sized burrito is served with a side of a Mexican coke. Genius.
Although not ordered, the very sharable breakfast flat bread looked inviting and gave our table a bit of order envy. What’s not to love about a wispy thin crackery crust topped with all the breakfast options.
For our bikini minded gals at the table the Skinny Bene filled the billed and was sauced with a red bell pepper reduction instead of the deliciously gorging Hollandaise.
One of our favorites was the deftly made Gumbo Benedict laden with a brick roux, poached eggs and topped with firmly crisp spicy shrimp and Andouille sausage.
With the addition of the house Prime Bloody, bottomless mimosas or Michelada, you are set for a prime spiritual Sunday afternoon.