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Guthrie's Tavern

Guthrie's Tavern

Bar · Lakeview
1300 W Addison St (at Lakewood Ave), Chicago, IL 60613, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 2:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
No Bar Snacks
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Neighborhood watering hole with lots of board games & microbrews in a cozy, laid-back setting.


Based on 201 votes

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    "Board games & alcohol always make for a good time."(22 Tips)
    Amanda D.
    "It has great beer selections and fun games to play."(7 Tips)
    Redeye Chicago
    "... can partake in board games and beers in one of Lakeview's coziest settings."(2 Tips)
    Joe R.
    "Such an amazing selection of games."(2 Tips)
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  • board games
  • beer
  • selection of games
  • casual
  • good for dates
  • Jenga
  • scrabble
  • cozy
  • good for a late night
  • full bar
  • hole in the wall
  • homey
  • authentic
  • lively
  • chess
  • great value
  • eclectic
  • clean
  • Tana B.

    Amazing, eclectic hole in the wall joint with a large beer selection, full bar and tons of games to play. A neighborhood gem!

    Tana Babcock · July 13
  • David B.

    Board games and a wonderful chill vibe!

    David Berman · July 3
  • Elizabeth M.

    so many board games! leave an ID at the bar in order to play cards against humanity. Also 💯: free tampons in the ladies restroom

  • Whitney M.

    Great fun and the bartender is nice. Drinks are worth the money you pay for too!

    Whitney Marie · March 29
  • Chicago Bar Bracket

    Good but not huge beer list and a perfectly acceptable place to lose to your friends in a game of chess.

  • Leslie d.

    Cute spot. They have board games and good beer.

    Leslie d · March 13
  • Corinne

    Perfect watering hole to break up a mundane week.

    Corinne · January 21
  • Joe S.

    Joe Steinkamp · December 25, 2014
  • Justine D.

    Parcheesi is surprisingly very, very fun!

    Justine D'Amour · September 10, 2014
  • Abby S.

    Great beer list. Loads of fun board games.

    Abby Stahl · August 17, 2014
  • Louis K.

    Lots of board games, a great time! Great place for a group to have fun and a wide variety of unique beers.

    Louis Klieger · August 9, 2014
  • Mark B.

    They have board games here!

    Mark Brouch · August 7, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    Hands down my favorite bar in Chicago and my go to bar for date night. If your looking for a laid back bar with a great beer list and a plethora of board games check out Guthries. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    Behind the distinctive ivy-covered facade of this neighborhood institution, regulars can partake in board games and beers in one of Lakeview's coziest settings. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Dan C.

    Try the board games. And beer.

    Dan Craig · July 23, 2014
  • Kevin D.

    Friendly folks and awesome atmosphere. Try the Firestone Double Barrel Ale: It's like Fat Tire, only even better for cooling off on a muggy day.

    Kevin Dockman · June 30, 2014
  • Jaclyn O.

    I love this tavern. Great game selection and decent beer prices. It's a must for all Chicagoans.

    Jaclyn Ortiz · February 21, 2014
  • Nick I.

    Board games, weird baby doll heads on the ceiling, and stumbling distance from Wrigley. What's not to like?

    Nick Ionita · November 25, 2013
  • Joe R.

    Such an amazing selection of games. So many great beers on tap and in the bottle. And you can order in food!

    Joe Ro · September 3, 2013
  • Juan Pablo G.

    Games games games!

    Juan Pablo Garnham · July 13, 2013
  • Lisa W.

    Tampons in the ladies' room. It's like you really get us, Guthrie's, you know?

    Lisa Wallis · May 25, 2013
  • Annie P.

    Free tampons!!!

    Annie P · January 4, 2013
  • Araminta K.

    Danielle is the best!!!

    Araminta K · January 1, 2013
  • Nicole P.

    Best place for games, drinks, and a good time. Come here with a group or for a date. Perfect place

    Nicole P · December 9, 2012
  • Lee E.

    They have Scruples here! I've been looking all over for it.

    Lee Emerick · May 11, 2012
  • JENGA®

    They've got games galore! May we recommend a round of Jenga ;) Read more

    JENGA® · March 5, 2012
  • Brandi C.

    Board games! Yea! and it gets packed so go early to get the good ones!

    Brandi Claussen · February 23, 2012
  • Charlotte E.

    look up at the ceiling!

    Charlotte Eriksen · February 11, 2012
  • Daniel P.

    A good place to chill with friends and play board games. That is what I love the most about Guthries Tavern.

    Daniel Perez · December 5, 2011
  • Nick G.

    Not the real gutheries. I am the real mayor though.

    Nick G · December 3, 2011
  • Nick G.

    The Apples to Apples in the wooden box has smelly cards.

    Nick G · December 3, 2011
  • Carlie M.

    Bartender was rude and unfriendly. I live across the street n thought id venture over to my local bar but my friends and I didnt feel welcome and left after 1 beer. Maybe he was just havin an off day.

    Carlie Mayer · September 12, 2011
  • Matt S.

    Screw the loudness. Game time is never quite. Oh, and they have alcohol. Party on Wayne.....

    Matt Shepard · September 3, 2011
  • Amanda D.

    I do like this bar. It has great beer selections and fun games to play. You do have to tolerate some loudness though. Read more

    Amanda D! · May 31, 2011
  • Arm C.

    Board games and beer. Fun times!

    Arm Candy · May 5, 2011
  • Jess C.

    Good weeknight specials, an extensive beer selection and the board games give this place a homey and inviting feel.

    Jess C · March 25, 2011
  • Ed B.

    great staff! always a good crowd so you aren't ever alone. unbelievable selection of games. you sank my battleship!

    Ed Badgett III · December 10, 2010
  • Alison

    Love this bar. Board games & alcohol always make for a good time. They pour the drinks pretty heavy here too!

    Alison · November 14, 2010
  • faldy r.

    yeah, We know it sounds dorky, but seriously, the board games are half the reason to visit this place. Get a spot in the front room to play

    faldy rahman · October 29, 2010
  • CJ W.

    women love the board/children's games, so there's an excellent girl:guy ratio - however, the table:people ratio isn't as good... get here early to score a table for the night :)

    CJ Wright · October 16, 2010
  • Jacob C.

    The guy with the long hair is Mark. He is EXTREMELY knowledgable about his beer and if you are looking for good suggestions you NEED to listen to him. I have never been dissapointed.

    Jacob Carlson · August 14, 2010
  • Josephine O.

    greet beer here

    Josephine Octora · July 16, 2010
  • Sara

    Gumball by three floyds--excellent wheat beer

    Sara · May 2, 2010
  • Carie B.

    Great selection of beers and liquors, and the staff is competent and friendly. Bring friends and play a game or two. Good times!

    Carie Badgett · May 1, 2010
  • Sara

    Jenga is great here (and the blocks are personalized). Just watch your beer when the tower falls--I've broken a pint glass or two.

    Sara · April 9, 2010
  • Time Out Chicago

    Sit here: We know it sounds dorky, but seriously, the board games are half the reason to visit this place. Get a spot in the front room to play. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · April 8, 2010
  • Katrina

    If you're patient, the tamale man will make an appearance. Listen for "tamales, tamales!" and have your $5 ready.

    Katrina · March 25, 2010
  • j3nnY G.

    A cozy spot with plenty of board game fun. If you watch My Boys on TBS, it's pretty much the same bar the crew hangs out in. :p Read more

    j3nnY G. · March 19, 2010
  • Lindsay B.

    Get here early and get a table, then snag a game - Scrabble goes quick. Read more

    Lindsay Baish · March 10, 2010
  • abby

    Order a Lagunitas and play the game Things. Don't look up at the scary doll faces!

    abby · March 1, 2010

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