By Marty Rosenbaum

We’ve all been there. You’re feeling groggy after a late night of music and have an entire day of Lollapalooza looking ahead at you.

Want to know the best way to get re-energized and leave your stomach happy? Eat a big freaking brunch!

Here’s a list of five fantastic brunch spots near Lollapalooza for you to refuel at this weekend.

1.) Eleven City Diner (1112 S Wabash Ave)

Located just a few blocks West of Grant Park, Eleven City’s massive portions give you plenty to fill up on before your day at Lollapalooza. All the classic diner fare you need to get energized. Plus, you can’t beat a pre-Lolla milkshake to top off an already delicious meal.

2.) Wildberry (130 E Randolph St)

Wildberry is located right next to the Prudential Building and provides a great test of self-restraint as it’s only steps away from the XRT offices. While there is usually a line to get in around brunch time, the wait is definitely worth it. Need proof? Just order the Berry Bliss pancakes with a side of bacon and get back to me.

3.) The Gage (24 S Michigan Ave)

You can’t beat the convenience that The Gage provides as it’s just steps away from Grant Park. The diverse and elegant brunch menu provides a tasty selection of options to start your day. Eat up and be over to Grant Park in no time!

4.) Block 37 (108 N State St)

You have multiple choices such as The Dearborn, Latinicity to choose from before heading to the festival. Block 37 is easily accessible right off the Lake Red Line stop and the Washingston Blue Line station. If you’re looking to get into The Loop early on without knowing what you want to eat, Block 37 has something for you.

5.) Yolk (1120 S Michigan Ave) and (355 E Ohio St)

Yolk’s multiple locations allow for festival-goers at both the North and South ends of the Lolla to grab a delicious bite to eat before the festival. There can be a wait here during brunch hours, but is well worth it as you’ll have a plethora of options to choose from.

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