Billy Goat Tavern

Billy Goat Tavern

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Dive Bar · Streeterville
430 N Michigan Ave (at Lower Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Closed until 6:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Laura B.
    "Double cheese is the best!"(14 Tips)
    Anthony V.
    "Get the double cheezborger!"(6 Tips)
    Tim M.
    "great slice of Chicago newspaper history"(2 Tips)
    Eddy G.
    "Cheeseburgers are great, love that you have pickles on..."(10 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • double cheese
  • double cheezborger
  • cheeseburgers
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • chicago newspaper
  • good for a late night
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • beer
  • lively
  • happy hour
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • breakfast food
  • hot dogs
  • landmarks
  • pickles
  • tours
  • coffee
  • Ran P.

    Take the beer test. Get a $500 beer card! Read more

    Ran Porat · 1 week ago
  • Alice F.

    Try the Cheezborger Cheezborger - Another Chicago icon checked off the list. Cheezborger! No Pepsi, Coke! (via @Foodspotting)

    Alice Ferris · 1 week ago
  • Eddy G.

    Cheeseburgers are great, love that you have pickles on the side just wish they had fries

    Eddy Gonzalez · 3 weeks ago
  • Jonathan F.

    Had a double cheezborger and I was not disappointed. The place has a lived-in, always-midnight feel to it.

    Jonathan Ferrera · October 3
  • Chris F.

    Decent burgers and fun place to visit. Order a double cheese with chips and leave the poor waitstaff alone!

    Chris F · September 8
  • Priya T.

    Didn't stay - after walking in we were stared at and not made to feel welcome. The cash only made our decision for us and we left! In a very stranger place too.....

    Priya Tungrus · August 24
  • William Q.

    1st time at the Billy Goat Tavern. I know it's an institution in Chicago so I want to give it a try. Maybe it was the time, but is was Ok for me. Nothing really stands out, but maybe that's the charm.

    William Quiñones · August 10
  • Cole K.

    Classic dive bar popular with journalists from the Chicago Tribune. Only two types of beer. Feels like you've traveled back in time. Get a double cheeseburger, of course.

    Cole Kennedy · August 8
  • Rachel L.

    Drink the beer here

    Rachel Lenzi · August 6
  • Madonna S.

    This is a Chicago must! Waiting in a long line for a juicy burger was worth the wait. Ask for the Billy Goat story!

    Madonna S. · July 8
  • Lauren D.

    Their hot dogs are great! And by "hotdogs", I mean "hamburgers", and by "hamburgers", I mean "Double!"

    Lauren D · July 3
  • Bulut S.

    Ordinary burger,rude staff,no fries!Not again

    Bulut Sevük · June 19
  • Ellen S.

    Get a double cheesborgie. Schlitz on tap! A classic dive with history on the walls. Surprisingly clean bathroom.

    Ellen S. P. · May 20
  • Alec P.

    Hey Billy Goat Tavern, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out!

    Alec Pieper · April 7
  • Mark S.

    Excellent burgers. And of course there is the Cubs curse.

    Mark Stefko · February 20
  • Mike M.

    Get the Jen Special (grilled cheese with double burger patties)

    Mike McNamara · February 5
  • Amanda O.

    great beer specials and burgers

    Amanda Ogden · December 29, 2014
  • Francisco L.

    The burger was surprisingly good. Nothing fancy but good enough for a quick bite.

    Francisco Laria · December 27, 2014
  • Kaso A.

    Not an actual tavern. Boo.

    Kaso Awesome Time · November 28, 2014
  • Yaqoob A.

    Triple cheese borger is good but not the best , the place is part of American burger history

    Yaqoob Alobaidli · November 12, 2014
  • John K.

    No Pepsi, coke! No fries, chips! Get the double, they recommend it.

    John Kidde · November 2, 2014
  • Murat A.

    Double cheeseburger as usual..

    Murat Altınyıldız · October 12, 2014
  • Davin L.


    Davin Loh · October 6, 2014
  • Megan H.

    This is must-do at least once in your time in Chicago, whether you're born and bred or a tourist like me. Remember the cheezeburger SNL classic skit?

    Megan Harmer · September 25, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Billy Goat Tavern as seen on Feed the Beast , Burger Land , The Layover Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
  • Mark B.

    It's under Michigan Avenue

    Mark Brouch · August 8, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Underneath the Chicago Tribune Building, the original hangover cure serves greasy cheeseburgers and many beers. Bright lights and surly reporters. What's not to like? Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • Eric W.

    Put it on the top of your list !! great people great place great staff

    Eric Weis · July 18, 2014
  • Brian C.

    While they have several options listed, they sure do 'encourage' everyone to order the double cheezeborger. To be honest, I wasn't that impressed.

    Brian Chase · July 15, 2014
  • Time Out Chicago

    The stories are true—this subterranean tavern is still the best spot to get a made-to-order “cheezborger” with a side of shtick. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · July 7, 2014
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  • Ben E.

    They only have Pepsi (no Coke) and chips (no fries).

    Ben Engelby · May 20, 2014
  • Adam A.

    Cheesborger cheesborger

    Adam A. · May 11, 2014
  • Valerie U.

    Double cheese. Trust me!

    Valerie Ulery · April 28, 2014
  • Taylor

    Have to pay with only cash, doesn't accept cards, very rushed but good food

    Taylor · April 26, 2014
  • Anthony W.

    Schlitz on tap!

    Anthony Williams · April 25, 2014
  • Andrew S.

    Great history. Terrible burgers

    Andrew Stiles · March 17, 2014
  • Stephen P.

    Cheep, cheep! Double cheese!

    Stephen Paulson · March 11, 2014
  • Tyler

    New development on the site of the building where the Billy Goat Tavern exists may displace the iconic restaurant. Get there while you still can!

    Tyler · January 7, 2014
  • Rachel Q.

    Only $6.99 and it tastes way better than the burger from the diner downstairs at my work! Awwwww Chicago I love you~

    Rachel Qin · December 29, 2013
  • Federico B.

    Sit in the left side, beside the wall, theres a lot to read and you'll get a view of the whole place.

    Federico Bazo · September 12, 2013
  • Robert S.

    The burgers at Billy Goat are expensive, thin, and gross. The only thing this place has going for it is ambience.

    Robert Shell · September 12, 2013
  • Quentin R.

    A shot of Malort makes the place looks good ;-) Be prepared if you go to the bar...

    Quentin Reul · August 30, 2013
  • Ben K.

    Get a double cheezborger and remember "chips no fries." Don't miss the pickle and onion bar to the right of the counter.

    Ben Kessler (@kessler) · August 30, 2013
  • Collin V.

    It's a must for fans of SNL. Other than that, skip. Get the double or triple cheezeborger. Slices of burger are paper thin and over-cooked.

    Collin Vold · August 27, 2013
  • Kyle C.

    What a delicious little dive. Cannot comment on the food, but the atmosphere is great.

    Kyle Caruthers · August 24, 2013
  • Nathalie B.

    Burgers were blah. Nothing special about this joint! In n' out in California makes better burgers!

    Nathalie Bernal · August 4, 2013
  • Social N.

    An underground gem in the heart of Chicago. Double double is the way to go. Be ready to order quickly, but don't be turned off by the staff's rough facade--they just really like the double double.

    Social News Network · August 2, 2013
  • Laura B.

    Get the double cheese! Double cheese is the best!

    Laura Bickford · July 16, 2013
  • Jordan B.

    Bad food, terrible service.

    Jordan Blaskey · June 27, 2013

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