For this review, we took a trip over to Ukrainian Village for a burger from Lockdown Bar and Grill. We’ve heard from a few that this place had some of good burgers in Chicago, so we decided it would be wise to check it out.
Lockdown is a unique, modest size sports bar with a gritty futuristic prison-like feel to it. All of the burgers we saw patrons enjoying all looked great and mouthwatering.
We ordered two burgers on this trip. All burgers are $12 contain 10 ounces of Certified Angus Beef. One burger was the Hawaii 5.0 which is topped with Braided Pork, Grilled Pineapple, Red Onion, and Makers Mark BBQ. The second was the Border Patrol which is topped with Pepper Jack Cheese, Spicy Roasted Peppers, Carnitas, and Avado. Both burgers came out looking incredibly delicious (just look at the pictures!) and exactly as described. We knew we were in for a treat. From first bite, we knew were closer to our goal of finding the best burgers in Chicago.
The meat was cooked perfectly to Medium and had the perfect amount of juiciness, you’d expect on a good burger. The ingredients all tasted as good as it looked. Usually we don’t order burgers with pork on it, but it was perfect with the toppings accompanying the burger. On the Border Patrol, we really liked the Avocado. And on the Hawaii 5.0, the Grilled Pineapples was a sweet treat that went very well alongside the pork and Makers Mark BBQ.
We honestly had a hard time deciding which one was better of the two, so we reviewed both and gave them our top rating. We highly recommend that any foodie or burger enthusiasts give Lockdown a try; it gives other top burger joints in Chicago a run for their money. Let us know what you think!
Hawaii 5.0 ($12) – Braided Pork, Grilled Pineapple, Red Onion, Makers Mark BBQ
Border Patrol ($12) – Pepper Jack Cheese, Spicy Roasted Peppers, Carnitas, Avocado