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:





The restaurant’s design by Créme (Red Farm and Danji) pays homage to traditional Portuguese taverns with handcrafted blue and white tiles and rustic wood accents, while objects collected throughout Mendes’ travels in Portugal decorate shelves lining the walls and street-facing windows. Tables topped with hand-made Portuguese tiles and accented with black iron surround Lupulo’s focal point, the lively, 35-seat, blackened steel-topped bar.

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