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Cortland's Garage

Bar · Bucktown
1645 W Cortland St (btwn Marshfield Ave & Paulina St), Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 AM
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Cortland's Garage is a friendly neighborhood bar in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. The beer is cold. The drinks are strong. The burgers are killer. The staff is hot (and friendly, what a combination!) Plus, Cortland's Garage has the best customers! Come be one!


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    Evelyn F.
    "Monday night trivia and $5 burger special...we shall return!"(4 Tips)
    Jade N.
    "That Vanilla Bean French Toast is digustingly amazing!"(2 Tips)
    Jaclyn O.
    "Can't go wrong with the Cortland or Taylor street burger."(2 Tips)
    Daniela V.
    "Great beer selection!"(2 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • trivia
  • vanilla bean french toast
  • taylor street
  • BBQ chicken salad
  • Bloody Marys
  • french fries
  • wine
  • beer
  • crab
  • pulled pork sandwich
  • good for singles
  • casual
  • cozy
  • ribs
  • brunch food
  • appetizers
  • artichoke dip
  • NFL Sunday Ticket
  • cheddar cheese
  • Kate T.
    We have ESPN Game Plan & NFL Sunday Ticket. We always play sound for our fave teams (bears, iowa). We have 14 tvs so if you arrive early, we will take requests for the tvs. Watch your fave team here!!
    Kate Thompson · September 17, 2011
  • David G.
    Voted best place in Bucktown by me to eat tasty burgers and watch the Chicago Blackhawks make big plays. The two best items on the menu are the 18th Street burger and Vanilla Bean French Toast.
    David Geary · May 28, 2013
  • Alex M.
    Burgers are amazing! Get the Merkts cheddar cheese on it, it's the best! Also, if you come in on a Monday, burgers are 5 bucks and all beers are a dollar off. Definitely give this place a visit
    Alex Muench · September 9, 2013
  • Kate T.
    Along with our $5 burgers tonight we also have Live Trivia. $25 gift certificates go to the winning teams(s). $25 can go a long way with $5 burgers & $3 beers. Come test your could pay off!
    Kate Thompson · August 15, 2011
  • Tara
    Ridiculous burgers. 18th Street is topped with carne asada, Taylor Street is topped with a deep fried Parmesan crusted hard boiled egg. Several different fry choices too. Always impressed by the food!
    Tara · September 7, 2012
  • Kate T.
    Every Wednesday (and only one Wednesdays) we serve baby back ribs slow cooked in our homemade Chipotle BBQ sauce with coleslaw and a side of your choosing. They're delish. Come try them.
    Kate Thompson · January 4, 2012
  • Pranas N.
    Still have $5 burgers on Monday, but apparently they no longer come with fries. Huge bummer. Still a great burger, just not AS good a deal as it used to be. Can't blame them though.
    Pranas Naujokaitis · October 28, 2013
  • Kate T.
    Tonight's Deals: Buy 1 Get 1 Appetizers from 2-6pm AND $20 gets you 2 burgers (your street) and 2 beers (anything by Miller) from 4-11pm. Stop in, check in, eat, drink, save money.
    Kate Thompson · August 12, 2011
  • Global H.
    The BBQ Chicken Salad is huge, the bar is a Blackhawks bar with audio, and they play loud and annoying music on commercials 😟.
    Global Highlander · November 15, 2015
  • Michael D.
    My favorite bar in Bucktown. It's THE place to catch a Marquette game. Awesome beer list, good food, and $5 make-your-own Bloodies on the weekend. A block away from the 606.
    Michael DiGilio · April 8
  • Heather S.
    You really can't go wrong with any of the food here. Half price wine bottles, salads, & appetizers on Tuesdays!
    Heather Smith · December 3, 2014
  • Kate T.
    New Menu items available now! Try: the Paulina St. burger with cheese fries (or garlic or truffle fries), 4 new chicken sandwiches, pulled pork much to try!! Get started today!
    Kate Thompson · September 17, 2011
  • Jaclyn O.
    Can't go wrong with the Cortland or Taylor street burger. Worth the steep price for one of Chicago's best burger
    Jaclyn Ortiz · January 17, 2012
  • Liz L.
    best burgers ever, and the trivia on Monday nights is actually doable, did it alone and got a decent amount right
    Liz Lemon · November 13, 2012
  • Jade N.
    That Vanilla Bean French Toast is digustingly amazing! Probably the best breakfast/brunch plate I've ever had.
    Jade Noelle · March 14, 2010
  • Kim
    Super busy on a Monday night when there's trivia, $5 burgers, and a Bulls game. We had a long wait, but the staff was really great.
    Kim · April 23, 2013
  • Andy P.
    Great burgers. Great service. The Ranchero burger has carne asada on top of the patty. Order it.
    Andy Perez · July 25, 2013
  • Natalie G.
    Don't bother paying to play good music like Phish here, because they reserve the right to skip songs. Cool bros!
    Natalie Gordon · June 4, 2013
  • Joey N.
    Delicious burgers. And the $5 build your own Bloody Mary deal is hard to beat in Chicago
    Joey Nowak · January 18, 2015
  • Jennifer H.
    the bbq chicken salad is HUGE and more than enough to share. Tuesdays are half-price appetizer and salad night
    Jennifer Hirsh · February 17, 2010
  • Glen V.
    The Crab and Roasted Artichoke Dip might be the best thing that I've ever eaten! :)
    Glen Veed · August 1, 2012
  • Evelyn F.
    Holy freakin burger! Best burger I've had in a long time. Monday night trivia and $5 burger special...we shall return!
    Evelyn Feliciano · July 9, 2013
  • Zach S.
    Really enjoyed this small sports bar nestled in more chicagos unknown areas.
    Zach Smith · November 13, 2015
  • Natalie G.
    Don't use touch tunes here. Unless it's Flux or Skrillex they will skip your song. Drop the bro hammer.
    Natalie Gordon · January 11, 2014
  • George D.
    Try the Cortland!!! One of the best burgers I've ever tasted!!
    George Dozier · July 28, 2013
  • Daniela V.
    The Cortland Burger is amazing! Great beer selection!
    Daniela Vinesar · May 20, 2015
  • Corey M.
    Tonight come and enjoy some great stand up and 20 dollars in the back gets you an open bar for 2 hours
    Corey McFarland · February 17, 2011
  • Manbque
    Good place to watch the game. Does get packed though.
    Manbque · April 17, 2011
  • Andy D.
    Monday: $5 burger and fries, best value in the city!
    Andy Dreyer · July 16, 2013
  • JP
    $5 Bloody Mary Sundays are great. Also BBQ Chicken Salad is amazing.
    JP · July 14, 2013
  • Dragos S.
    Great place to etch the Hawks. Decent food too.
    Dragos Stancu · June 20, 2015
  • GoBrag
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    GoBrag · March 19, 2012
  • Tony C.
    The BUSCH LIGHT tallboys are excellent
    Tony Campagnolo · October 2, 2011
  • Eddie C.
    1/2 priced apps on Tuesday. Quesadillas are bad ass
    Eddie Cisneros · November 10, 2010
  • Oscar G.
    The food was great as well as the service.
    Oscar Guevara · December 12, 2013
  • Johnny G.
    Johnny Gonzales · August 12, 2012
  • Rubayat Z.
    Some of the food is amazing looking!
    Rubayat Zahir · February 4, 2013
  • Steve
    $10 margarita pitchers on Thursdays.
    Steve · January 17, 2015
  • Shinji K.
    Jocks and cheerleaders and everything is quite terrible
    Shinji Kuwayama · December 7, 2014
  • Matthew J B.
    The burgers here are outstanding
    Matthew J Bettes · March 8, 2013
  • Kate T.
    Half off appetizers, salads and bottles of wine tonight!!
    Kate Thompson · August 16, 2011
  • scott n.
    Be an adult and drink a margarita pitcher to yourself
    scott nealon · November 12, 2010
  • Jesse M.
    Half price salads and apps' on Tuesdays!
    Jesse McGrath · February 9, 2011
  • Rebekah G.
    really really good!
    Rebekah Graham · February 15, 2013
  • Tracy M.
    They ID for food? Seems sketchy.
    Tracy Martorello · September 7, 2014
  • Dan C.
    Bacardi team is usually in the house.
    Dan C · August 6, 2011
  • C. T.
    Make sure u get Cara as a bartender
    C. Tibbs · September 25, 2011
  • Ole V.
    love deals on Monday;)
    Ole Voron · February 1, 2013
  • boyce k.
    very nice..........
    boyce kun · February 19, 2013
  • Julia B.
    Best veggie burger in the city!
    Julia Barrott · April 3, 2014
  • Erik James A.
    $5 Bloody Mary. That is all.
    Erik James Albaugh · August 20, 2011
  • Na Young L.
    awesome burger
    Na Young Lee · February 9, 2013
  • Joe B.
    18th street burger
    Joe Baez · November 22, 2015
  • cohave w.
    love this place!
    cohave w · February 11, 2013
  • Rubayat Z.
    Great Place to Eat
    Rubayat Zahir · February 4, 2013
  • Levi S.
    Cortlands Garage
    Levi Shultz · February 14, 2013
  • antoine J.
    antoine Jeffs · February 17, 2013
  • Rebekah G.
    Rebekah Graham · February 3, 2013
  • Levi S.
    Garage of Cortland
    Levi Shultz · February 3, 2013
  • antoine J.
    so dilecious
    antoine Jeffs · February 18, 2013
  • Steve R.
    $5 burgers on Mondays
    Steve Rodell · December 29, 2009
  • Valeriy T.
    $5 burgers!
    Valeriy Tuboltsev · February 24, 2013

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