If you live in Chicago, you either are a comedian, know a comedian, or will at some point host an out-of-towner paying to see comedians at Second City. It’s the most famous comedy venue we have, so if you haven’t been there yet, it’s just a matter of time. And because the only thing more painful than bad comedy is terrible food, we’ve compiled this list of the best places eat nearby. Here’s hoping you end up seeing the next Tina Fey, not someone who thinks their George W. Bush impression needs to be in every scene.
Summer House Santa Monica
The nice thing about this place is that it works for just about anyone. The menu is broad (you’ll find pastas, wood-grilled mains, and lots of stuff for gluten free folks), and the food is good, so even your friends who complain about everything will (probably) enjoy eating here. Make sure to leave them at the restaurant, though – they will completely ruin your fun at a comedy show.