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Guthrie's Tavern

Guthrie's Tavern

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Lakeview, Chicago
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  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyFebruary 26
    Damn near perfect neighborhood bar. It's the kind of place that makes you wish you lived around the corner. Come, drink craft beer, play board games, and order mozzarella sticks.
  • Matt
    MattFebruary 8
    Open 365 a year!
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJanuary 3
    Good selection of board games - lots of classics, nothing too heavy duty.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KAugust 7, 2016
    Fun for a group night out, also cheap beer
  • Vicky A.
    Vicky AneApril 26, 2016
    I honestly loved the mozzarella sticks. Pizza was good too!
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing, eclectic hole in the wall joint with a large beer selection, full bar and tons of games to play. A neighborhood gem!
  • David B.
    David BermanJuly 3, 2015
    Board games and a wonderful chill vibe!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MetcalfeMay 30, 2015
    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.
    Whitney MarieMarch 29, 2015
    Great fun and the bartender is nice. Drinks are worth the money you pay for too!
  • Chicago Bar Bracket
    Chicago Bar BracketMarch 21, 2015
    Good but not huge beer list and a perfectly acceptable place to lose to your friends in a game of chess.
  • Leslie d.
    Leslie dMarch 13, 2015
    Cute spot. They have board games and good beer.
  • Corinne
    CorinneJanuary 21, 2015
    Perfect watering hole to break up a mundane week.
  • Justine D.
    Justine D'AmourSeptember 10, 2014
    Parcheesi is surprisingly very, very fun!
  • Abby M.
    Abby MolendaAugust 17, 2014
    Great beer list. Loads of fun board games.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 9, 2014
    Lots of board games, a great time! Great place for a group to have fun and a wide variety of unique beers.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchAugust 7, 2014
    They have board games here!
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    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
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Dan C.
    Dan CraigJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the board games. And beer.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DockmanJune 30, 2014
    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.
  • Jaclyn O.
    Jaclyn OrtizFebruary 21, 2014
    I love this tavern. Great game selection and decent beer prices. It's a must for all Chicagoans.
  • Nick I.
    Nick IonitaNovember 25, 2013
    Board games, weird baby doll heads on the ceiling, and stumbling distance from Wrigley. What's not to like?
  • Joe R.
    Joe RoSeptember 3, 2013
    Such an amazing selection of games. So many great beers on tap and in the bottle. And you can order in food!
  • Juan Pablo G.
    Juan Pablo GarnhamJuly 13, 2013
    Games games games!
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WallisMay 25, 2013
    Tampons in the ladies' room. It's like you really get us, Guthrie's, you know?
  • Annie P.
    Annie PJanuary 4, 2013
    Free tampons!!!
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PDecember 9, 2012
    Best place for games, drinks, and a good time. Come here with a group or for a date. Perfect place
  • Lee E.
    Lee EmerickMay 11, 2012
    They have Scruples here! I've been looking all over for it.
  • JENGA®
    JENGA®March 5, 2012
    They've got games galore! May we recommend a round of Jenga ;) Read more
  • Brandi C.
    Brandi ClaussenFebruary 23, 2012
    Board games! Yea! and it gets packed so go early to get the good ones!
  • Charlotte E.
    Charlotte EriksenFebruary 11, 2012
    look up at the ceiling!
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PerezDecember 5, 2011
    A good place to chill with friends and play board games. That is what I love the most about Guthries Tavern.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Apples to Apples in the wooden box has smelly cards.
  • Carlie M.
    Carlie MayerSeptember 12, 2011
    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.
  • Matt S.
    Matt ShepardSeptember 3, 2011
    Screw the loudness. Game time is never quite. Oh, and they have alcohol. Party on Wayne.....
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda D!May 31, 2011
    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
  • Arm C.
    Arm CandyMay 5, 2011
    Board games and beer. Fun times!
  • Jess C.
    Jess CMarch 25, 2011
    Good weeknight specials, an extensive beer selection and the board games give this place a homey and inviting feel.
  • Ed B.
    Ed Badgett IIIDecember 10, 2010
    great staff! always a good crowd so you aren't ever alone. unbelievable selection of games. you sank my battleship!
  • Alison
    AlisonNovember 14, 2010
    Love this bar. Board games & alcohol always make for a good time. They pour the drinks pretty heavy here too!
  • faldy r.
    faldy rahmanOctober 29, 2010
    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
  • CJ W.
    CJ WrightOctober 16, 2010
    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 :)
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CarlsonAugust 14, 2010
    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.
  • Josephine O.
    Josephine OctoraJuly 16, 2010
    greet beer here
  • Sara
    SaraMay 2, 2010
    Gumball by three floyds--excellent wheat beer
  • Carie B.
    Carie BadgettMay 1, 2010
    Great selection of beers and liquors, and the staff is competent and friendly. Bring friends and play a game or two. Good times!
  • Sara
    SaraApril 9, 2010
    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.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 8, 2010
    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
  • Katrina
    KatrinaMarch 25, 2010
    If you're patient, the tamale man will make an appearance. Listen for "tamales, tamales!" and have your $5 ready.
  • j3nnY G.
    j3nnY G.March 19, 2010
    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
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay BaishMarch 10, 2010
    Get here early and get a table, then snag a game - Scrabble goes quick. Read more
  • abby
    abbyMarch 1, 2010
    Order a Lagunitas and play the game Things. Don't look up at the scary doll faces!
  • Erik S.
    Erik SwedlundJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Play Ticket to Ride
  • Christine M.
    Christine MortensenAugust 19, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    yes he is very odd! I can attest to that! and he's here again...just ignore him and he's fine.
  • Liz M.
    Liz MetzAugust 19, 2009
    watch put for scary old dude at the bar
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