Chicago Brauhaus

German Restaurant and Bar · Ravenswood
4732 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    James M.
    "Live polka, a great time."(4 Tips)
    Karen C.
    "Everything! Very authentic German food."(3 Tips)
    Rick S.
    "Get the boot of beer and a pretzel to start."(3 Tips)
    Food Network
    "live polka band."(2 Tips)
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  • German food
  • live polka
  • pretzels
  • polka band
  • beer
  • rindsrouladen
  • schnitzel
  • bratwurst
  • Reuben sandwiches
  • beef rolls
  • spätzle
  • good for groups
  • pork shanks
  • dumpling soup
  • liver
  • dance floor
  • great value
  • cozy
  • fried potatoes
  • hot wine
  • Edward S.

    Great schnitzel and sausage. Authentic German spot. The das boot sets you on your ass let me tell ya

    Edward Sebor · 1 week ago
  • James C.

    Great authentic German food.

    James C · August 25
  • Marissa R.

    Let your man get a boot while you sip on martinis 🍸

    Marissa Ryan · May 27
  • Bobby K.

    Live polka and giant pretzels from Bavaria. It's unlike anywhere else.

    Bobby Kennedy · April 10
  • Laura M.

    Very friendly bartenders, live music, German beers

    Laura McSlizz · March 23
  • Sergio Morilo R.

    Very original place. Polka music, traditional dishes and lots of German beer. Order the rindsrouladen (beef roll with cabbage) and the liver dumpling.

  • Karen C.

    Everything! Very authentic German food. It's the place we always go when we come to Chicago!

    Karen Culp Wenzelmaier · December 21, 2014
  • James M.

    Das boot! Live polka, a great time. Come for a birthday party.

    James Morgan · September 25, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Chicago Brauhaus as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • Food Network

    Guy enjoyed the "big flavor" and tenderness of the sauerbraten and the rindsrouladen, a beef roll. Loyal customers enjoy the liver dumpling soup and listening to the live polka band. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
  • Kyle M.

    Das boot est good!

    Kyle M · June 1, 2014
  • Francisco P.

    Good beer and traditional German restaurant

    Francisco Pizarro · February 23, 2014
  • tankboy

    Boot. Say no more.

    tankboy · February 17, 2014
  • Louis C.


    Louis Carpenter · December 20, 2013
  • Gina K

    Free pretzels

    Gina K · November 21, 2013
  • Kenneth I.

    This is not like the hoity-toity piss elegant little cafés that people line up for hours like the one across the street. If you want unpretentious more Bavarian than in Germany meal, this is it!

    Kenneth Ilio · November 3, 2013
  • Michelle M.

    You can't go there without drinking das boot!

    Michelle M · November 2, 2013
  • Michelle

    Food is meh and the service is sooooooo sloooooow especially the tall blond waitress!!! There's better German places in Chicago

    Michelle · October 19, 2013
  • Krystal L.

    Amazing Reuben!!

    Krystal Levi · October 11, 2013
  • Ray C.

    Das boot! Yes yes yea yes

    Ray Calderon · June 1, 2013
  • Jake S.

    If you order the pretzel, use the butter provided to lightly flavor it before consumption. It adds a whole level of deliciousness.

    Jake Smith · May 24, 2013
  • Stephanie S.

    Hilarious place. Huge beers and authentic German food!!

    Stephanie Smith · April 20, 2013
  • Rick S.

    Get the boot of beer and a pretzel to start. The schwein schnitzel is good. If the have the smoked pork and bacon sausage special, definitely go for it.

    Rick Sabatino · February 10, 2013
  • Kaitlyn K.

    All I remember is an older rod stewart and trying to fly our paper airplanes in to our delicious hofbraus. So overall, great place.

    Kaitlyn Kiernan · February 3, 2013
  • Trim K.

    Jokes about German sausages are the wurst!

    Trim K. · January 25, 2013
  • PB B.

    Say Hi to Gody, Lincoln Square's resident celebrity

    PB Brown · December 6, 2012
  • Jessica

    The spaetzle and gravy is my favorite side dish. Plus, the Bavarian pretzel is a must.

    Jessica · October 28, 2012
  • Chicken

    Tip from the mayor food is good best is the pork shank. Say hi to Kiki and Christine and make it to Oktoberfest!!!!

    Chicken · October 11, 2012
  • Kristina B.

    get the red cabbage and German fried potatoes as your sides. yum-o!

    Kristina Bencak · September 19, 2012
  • Howie B.

    Expensive German beer good German food and music

    Howie Burgh · August 12, 2012
  • Annie K.

    Live music every night. Bring a date, and if you don't want to dance, watch the cute older couples who are.

    Annie Kelly · May 17, 2012
  • Joshua M.

    Place kinda sucks.

    Joshua Myers · May 12, 2012
  • DANK H.

    Hackepeter! No other will do. Make sure if you are in a group you snag the first piece of sunflower bread to schmear your tartare on

    DANK Haus · April 19, 2012
  • David B.

    Don't eat here. Inedible and dry. Pretzel is good though.

    David Bock · March 25, 2012
  • Raymond H.

    Bring a video recorder to use recording the band and main singer! Crazy Germans!!

    Raymond Hicks · February 5, 2012
  • Don S.

    The best split pea soup I have ever had!!!!

    Don Stump · November 27, 2011
  • venessa t.

    I don't care much for the food, but I haven't sampled much of it so take that with a grain of salt. I come for the beer, the music, and the atmosphere.

    venessa tarbell · November 17, 2011
  • Jeff K.

    Even the Mexican bus boys wear liederhausen

    Jeff Kehl · October 22, 2011
  • Heather B.

    Mustard, das boot, dessert & german rod stewart silver fox made it a place I will likely frequent. Love the atmosphere.

    Heather Byers · October 3, 2011
  • Keith S.

    Oldies, in German! Gotta love it.

    Keith Sheehan · September 15, 2011
  • AmberRose T.

    Live music. Friday night. Kid friendly!!

    AmberRose TV · July 23, 2011
  • The Feast

    Something comforting to look forward to in the colder months and the ultimate the recipe for comradery: giant beers, brats, and live polka music flooding the dance floor.

    The Feast · June 9, 2011
  • Andy S.

    The knackwurst is incredible! Read more

    Andy Spencer · June 6, 2011
  • Morgen

    The Reuben and hot wine are must haves!

    Morgen · December 27, 2010
  • Adam r.

    1 liter boots of beer. DO IT!

    Adam rarestock · September 12, 2010
  • Jay G.

    This place is unbelievable. Nothing like it.

    Jay Geneske · August 2, 2010
  • Jeffrey Q.

    Watch Larry Bird sing. It is truly amazing.

    Jeffrey Qaiyum · July 2, 2010
  • John B.

    Best food ever!

    John B. · April 23, 2010
  • Jace M.

    Try the German Pretzel and a liter of Stiegl beer. Top if off by dancing to the Polka Band.

    Jace Mouse · November 13, 2009
  • Mike P.

    Order their massive boot of beer and pass it around the table. Whoever kills it buys the next one.

    Mike Pilarz · November 13, 2009

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