From the Old Town Ale House, head east on North Avenue back to Wells Street where you'll turn right and hit what I call the "Wells Street Restaurant Row."
A few restaurant highlights include:
Las Pinatas at 1552 N. Wells St. known for its homemade salsa and enchilada verde sauce. Feel free to buy one of the dozens of pinatas hanging from the ceiling for a keepsake. Tip: Las Pinatas has really good lunch specials that include an entrée and a drink, including a margarita. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Trattoria Roma at 1535 N. Wells St. where you can order freshly made pastas from a menu that changes daily. The house-made margarita pizza or the prosciutto and arugula pizza are also worth ordering. Open nightly for dinner. Tip: Tuesday night bottles of wine are half-priced.
If you are a fan of Chicago native actor John Cusack, stop by the Italian-inspired Topo Gigio at 1516 North Wells St. where Cusack often dines when he is in town. One of the restaurant's best features is its outdoor bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine before dinner.
For a good BYOB, try Old Jerulsalem at 1411 North Wells St., which serves house-made hummus, baba ganoush, and other Middle Eastern specialties.