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Rockit Bar and Grill

Rockit Bar and Grill

Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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    Kamal C.
    "The Rockit Burger is the best on the menu"(12 Tips)
    Benton Y.
    "get the Kobe beef burger with truffle fries and a 312"(20 Tips)
    Damon S.
    "Sunday brunch bloody Mary bar and live music was really nice."(13 Tips)
    ivy t.
    "Lobster burger is the best thing I've ever had in my life."(8 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • french fries
  • seafood
  • brunch food
  • rockit pockits
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  • Amy C.
    Amy CApril 15, 2013
    Great drink specials. Think it was makers mark for $5. Any ways, it got my cousin saucy. Great live music. Band was playing songs from music videos on the tv from the eighties. I love them. Thank you
  • Betsy M.heart icon on user image
    Betsy MicklemOctober 7, 2017
    Great brunch. Live music great vibe. Breakfast burrito is excellent. So is the Lemon Ricotta pancakes They use old album covers to present the menu in.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistMay 5, 2015
    The pan-roasted salmon was arguably one of the best entrées on the menu, finished with red quinoa tabbouleh, baby kale and lentil-garlic puree. Read more
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJanuary 12, 2017
    It's Halloween, and Buffalo wings decided to dress up as mac and cheese. That's the best way to describe this spicy, creamy, blue cheese-y pasta at Rockit. Read more
  • Ellen D.heart icon on user image
    Ellen DozetAugust 30, 2015
    The breakfast sandwich was great.cooked to perfection. Loved the Sunday brunch atmosphere and live music. I would come again the next time I come to Chicago.
  • Todd S.
    Todd S.February 9, 2014
    Try the cinnamon raisin grilled cheese with melted brie and apples. Comes with a side of greens topped with a delicious balsamic hazelnut dressing. The Bloody Mary bar was very impressive as well.
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherAugust 30, 2017
    Fine selection of American classics, well done. Very good cocktails and the service exceptional.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyNovember 24, 2015
    Looking for a great $100 (for 2) burger experience this is the place! Okay I had the lobster burger but still a little heavy on the wallet for the experience and taste. Good, absolutely. 4 $30 OK
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchNovember 2, 2016
    Rockit has a great brunch that is delicious, and perfect for a party brunch with friends. Read more
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WarnerJuly 13, 2014
    AMAZING atmosphere was awesome, food was delicious, lobster burger was unbelievable gotta try it, close to everything downtown, clean and staff was wicked
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 23, 2011
    Craft your own creation with Rockit Bar & Grill River North’s Bloody Mary Bar where you can get wild with 15 garnishes - because while it takes two to make a thing go right, 15 can’t make it go wrong.
  • Stefanie
    StefanieJanuary 12, 2015
    Definitely amazing burgers but if you're there for apps, the maple bourbon wings and the steak pockets are so bad and so gooood!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HFebruary 1, 2013
    You would think Jeremy Piven's bar would be douchey just because assholes would pretend to be Ari Gold. Well it's actually a pretty badass place. Good drinks. Killer music mix and good lookin people.
  • Emily S.heart icon on user image
    Emily S.November 23, 2014
    The cheese fries with brie and mushrooms are incredible!!! Loved their sweet potato fries. I wasn't so fond of their chickpea burger, though.
  • Vic H.
    Vic HugoJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wedge salad & rocket pockets! Rocket Pockets: take a cheese stake, put it in an egg roll wrapper and deep fry! Not at all heart healthy but you have to try them.
  • Jasonheart icon on user image
    JasonApril 4, 2014
    The burger I had here was awesome! It's a trendy local spot so get here early. They had a pretty decent beer selection too.
  • Heidi S.
    Heidi SuttonFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Quite possibly the best damn Bloody Mary bar on the weekend that ever existed! The acoustic one man band also sets the mood for a nice/relaxing setting! Love this place.
  • Cheeky C.
    Cheeky ChicagoSeptember 6, 2012
    YUM! Have you tried the Rockcorn Shrimp yet (crispy fried rock shrimp, chili lime sauce) or checked out the brunch menu Sat/Sun until 4 pm?? You can't go wrong here! Read more
  • BlackBook Magazine
    BlackBook MagazineDecember 4, 2012
    Rockit Burger gets all the press, but drool for the Tuna Burger instead: onion brioche and seasoned with pickled ginger, paired frisee and dolloped with wasabi mayo. Read more
  • Steven P.
    Steven PauleyJuly 30, 2011
    The Rockit burger is amazing!!! Ask for 1/2 truffle fries and 1/2 sweet potato fries!! You will not be disappointed.. Draft beer:Goose Island Matilda..bottled beer: Barfly IPA!!!
  • David P.heart icon on user image
    David PittsOctober 20, 2016
    Hamberguesa is amazing, regular fries fantastic too. Shrimp appetizer and hummus plate also a winner
  • AMP*heart icon on user image
    AMP*October 15, 2015
    Wicked good turkey burger! The fries were delicious as well. Paired with a 312 - good to go for the day!
  • ivy t.
    ivy t.March 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Whatever dessert you choose, ask for whip cream. Yummiest whip cream on earth. Wish they sold it in bowls. I'd always order it.
  • Melissa E.heart icon on user image
    Melissa EDecember 31, 2014
    Stick with lunch over brunch food. Can't go wrong with a burger and fries. Great spot to watch Michigan games upstairs.
  • Evan S.
    Evan ShyAugust 15, 2012
    Incredible Turkey Burger! Utilize the calorie surplus to boost metabolism with a high intensity workout at ShyTown Fitness,, Check out our videos! Where transformation happens
  • hooeyspewer ..heart icon on user image
    hooeyspewer .September 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    On Sat/Sun at Brunch there's a $5 "build your own gourmet Bloody Mary bar." You can bring your plate when you go up to the Bloody Mary bar for things like shrimp and peppers you may want on the side.
  • Kitchenboy
    KitchenboyApril 14, 2012
    Upstairs bar is more active and lively. You can still get the great burgers and beer plus it is easier to get a seat when crowded.
  • Kristopher W.
    Kristopher WeissJuly 2, 2015
    Eat here - often. Bison fries and turkey burgers are amazing. Service is top notch. Incredibly close to perfection.
  • Jeff C.heart icon on user image
    Jeff CulpepperApril 1, 2017
    The lamb burger was juicy and tasty. Very cool place to hang out and grab some beers
  • Eva R.
    Eva RichardsonJuly 6, 2013
    Get the table in the corner on the second floor by the window it has an amazing ambiance. The drinks are great
  • flying f.
    flying felizNovember 2, 2015
    Try the Rockit Pockit - chopped steak, caramelized onions, American cheese, crispy wrap, rockit sauce (via @Foodspotting)
  • ivy t.
    ivy t.June 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster burger is the best thing I've ever had in my life. And pistachio drsert. Im thinking about moving in here.
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
    Try not to blush when ordering a Naughty Girl Scout, it's one of Cosmo's Sexiest Cocktails! The best part? You don't have to be a girl scout to enjoy the Kahlua. Read more
  • Sammy S.
    Sammy SmithMarch 27, 2012
    Rockit Bar and Grill's little bro, the Rockit Burger Bar! Grand opening is April 5th, same day as Cubs Opener! If you love burgers, you will love this video via Vimeo!
  • SpringRewards
    SpringRewardsJuly 16, 2015
    Try Rockit Ranch's amazing burgers and earn real cash back! Join Rockit Ranch's rewards program and get exclusive offers today. Read more
  • Natalya L.heart icon on user image
    Natalya LisaSeptember 17, 2014
    Great night eats! As long as you don't put your wings in your white hat mistakenly for the napkin.
  • Grainne R.heart icon on user image
    Grainne ReganApril 19, 2016
    Smokin' cocktails at rockin' sports bar. Up for groups, downstairs has more intimate vibe.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessFebruary 16, 2011
    Red bean turkey chili is chunky with tomato, upfront with heat and more than filling. Sure, truffle fries are trendy, but if you order them anywhere, do it here. Read more
  • Lena L.
    Lena LionettiNovember 15, 2011
    Who would think Ralph Lauren would have a bar and grill with great food, wonderful variety on the menu and exceptional atmosphere and service.
  • Omar R.
    Omar RaheemNovember 5, 2011
    Great place to watch michigan games. They have deals, brunch lots of tvs. Good crowd but not too crowded. 4 stars. GO BLUE!
  • Maya R.
    Maya RubalcabaJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best hamburgers and fries in town. It is a good restaurant and a good bar. Have some Hornitos Reposado neat! Read more
  • Alexisheart icon on user image
    AlexisAugust 5, 2015
    Amazing Burgers and cool atmosphere
  • Make My Day Monday
    Make My Day MondayJanuary 30, 2012
    Keep an eye out for #MMDM events at this venue! While here check out the truffle fries! Get in touch with Rockit Ranch event planning to schedule your event here! You won't be disappointed!
  • Alisha E.
    Alisha EspeyJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My must-have drink: Dr. Feel Good - also one of my favorite places to have brunch & cocktails on the weekend!
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AmbornSeptember 11, 2013
    Seems like great place to meet friends for beers. The salmon was very good. Good dinner :)
  • Adam S.
    Adam SoontharotokeNovember 10, 2011
    Great atmosphere for an evening meal or Saturday night out. Start with the rockit pockits, Awesome! +++
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BuckleyJune 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    burgers. I have 4 to go. then, I have been through the entire menu.
  • The Dekadent D.
    The Dekadent DivaNovember 30, 2011
    the sweet potato fries, turkey burger w/avocado & blue cheese burger paired w/a pint or 2 of Guinness is my "usual" here.
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome burgers!! Get the one with the ghost pepper aoli!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilderJune 21, 2016
    Service industry discount Mondays - 50% off food and select liquor, beer, and wines.
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