Lupulo, the second restaurant of Michelin-starred George Mendes, is inspired by the famed cervejarias, or breweries, of Lisbon. Designed to be an inviting, convivial neighborhood restaurant and bar for locals and visitors alike, Lupulo offers a relaxed and approachable atmosphere complemented by Mendes’ traditional Portuguese comfort food.
At Lupulo, the Portuguese word for “hops,” Chef Mendes draws inspiration from his heritage and travels to serve a menu of rustic Portuguese fare paired with an extensive menu of craft beers, cocktails and wine. A raw bar and charcuterie station located at the restaurant’s central, wrap-around dining bar serves seafood, cured Iberico ham and petiscos, or tapas-style bites meant for snacking. A curated list of more than a dozen Portuguese and American craft beers on tap offers refreshing pairings for Lupulo’s casual dishes, along with a rotating selection of Portuguese wine and simple, well-executed cocktails.
Beer director Ryan Mauban (Tørst) pairs Mendes’ menu with a curated selection of Portuguese favorites such as Sagres, as well as international and local craft beers like Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison (Moody Tongue – Chicago, IL), Beerbera (Loverbeer – Marentino, Italy) and Imperial Doughnut Break (Evil Twin – Brooklyn, NY).
Here are the drink menus:
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