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Beef And Brandy Being Forced To Leave State Street Location After 51 Years

The restaurant has already shuttered as they prepare to move, and the spot's downstairs bar The Bar Below will close soon.

Beef and Brandy, a Loop mainstay, is moving.
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THE LOOP — Downtown mainstay Beef and Brandy and its downstairs bar, the Bar Below, are moving.

The longtime restaurant and bar, 127 S. State St., are being forced to close because their building was sold, a Bar Below manager told Block Club Chicago on Friday. The two have been in the same spot since 1967, according to their websites.

The manager said Beef and Brandy closed on Sunday — though it continues to post about specials on Facebook and Twitter — while the Bar Below will close in the coming weeks.

The spots will move, an employee said, though they haven’t announced their new location yet.

Beef and Brandy was open daily for breakfast and lunch. Its long stay in the same spot in the Loop — 51 years — had gained it a loyal following.

Downstairs from Beef and Brandy, the Bar Below describes itself as a “neighborhood bar tucked below the busy streets of downtown Chicago” on its website. It serves up Prohibition-era cocktails and craft beers alongside salads, burgers and other food.