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Derby

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North Side, Chicago
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  • The experts at Time Out Chicago and Redeye Chicago recommend this place
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  • Adam H.
    "Official Mizzou bar and the best place to watch games."(5 Tips)
    Angela
    "Food is fabulous and Ayla is the best bartender in Lincoln Park!!!"(2 Tips)
    Cole K.
    "surprisingly good bar food."(8 Tips)
    Lisa J.
    "Went on the Kentucky Derby."(2 Tips)
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  • Todd B.
    Todd BernierMarch 7, 2015
    Great outdoor space! Used to be Charlie's Ale House, but better now with new owners. Interesting menu but plenty of variety. The beer garden is a huge draw in the summer.
  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 7, 2014
    Really cool bar in Lincoln park. Great for Mizzou games. EJ does a good job managing this place. Even though it's near DePaul, they don't seem to attract the student crowd. That could be good or bad.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyOctober 19, 2015
    The place to watch Mizzou Tiger football (and basketball, I guess, if we're ever good at that again). Awesome gameday vibe, great specials, and surprisingly good bar food.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Official Mizzou bar! On game day they have $4 Bud Light and $5 Goose Island stadium cups - best deal around! They also have Boulevard for all those from Kansas City.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WallaceNovember 2, 2012
    Trivia nights on Wednesdays are fun. At the end of each round they play a horse race, pick the winner and you get bonus points.
  • antolin r.
    antolin rodriguezDecember 16, 2011
    the berry sauce that comes with the hush puppies is delicious!! totally elevates the dish to something more amazing. get them!
  • Angela
    AngelaMay 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVE this place! Food is fabulous and Ayla is the best bartender in Lincoln Park!!!
  • Lisa J.
    Lisa JarsDecember 4, 2016
    Went on the Kentucky Derby. Everyone dressed up and looked amazing. Not the friendliest of crowds that day. Mint juleps all day :)
  • julia h.
    julia hedrickMarch 8, 2012
    The Cobb salad was delicious and the French fries were perfect. Also get a bloody Mary!
  • Jimmy A.
    Jimmy AzzarelloFebruary 10, 2013
    Best shrimp PO-boy I've had outside of New Orleans!! Tots aren't bad either!
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyJune 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Official Mizzou bar and the best place to watch games.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJanuary 18, 2012
    After months of remodeling, the former Charlie’s space is open (with some Kentucky touches). Read more
  • Mona N.
    Mona NovikasFebruary 12, 2015
    The sangria pitchers are fantastic! Great for groups of people
  • Joe D.
    Joe DodsonDecember 16, 2011
    Shrimp po boy is awesome. Ask for some extra sauce on the side.
  • Caleb B.
    Caleb BinkleyMarch 24, 2012
    The fried pickles were out of this world. A must get appetizer.
  • Tracey Z.
    Tracey ZupkeJuly 21, 2013
    Excellent $5 Bloody Mary All Day on Sunday!
  • Eric M.
    Eric MortonMarch 24, 2015
    Great staff and a fun place to watch games with a group.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HendricksonMay 26, 2013
    Drinks and food were both good, but our waitress was not. She didnt introduce herself, explain specials, or even ask us how our food was. Not to mention another waitress had to cash us out.
  • sharif n.
    sharif nassrMarch 3, 2013
    Obnoxiously loud music. Inattentive server. Mediocre food. Religiously, I can't eat pork - and yet my dish came out with bacon and my server insisted/argued there was no pork in bacon. Ok? All guys.
  • Meagan L.
    Meagan LynchMay 13, 2014
    $5 fat pours & $5 burgers on Monday. Awesome!
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PitkinJanuary 7, 2012
    Bourbon wings an shrimp po boy are amazing!
  • Sky T.
    Sky TaylorJune 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken fingers are amazing for some reason.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoMarch 24, 2015
    On Redeye's list of college bars, Derby is home for Mizzou fans. Read more
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SegallJanuary 23, 2012
    Try the fried pickles! Really yummy.
  • Nina N.
    Nina NiremaJune 26, 2012
    Great outdoor seating area!
  • Siobhan D.
    Siobhan DiazJuly 29, 2013
    The nachos are amazing
  • Camilla J.
    Camilla JensenJune 2, 2012
    Great long island :)
  • Adriana S.
    Adriana SanchezFebruary 26, 2012
    Very underwhelmed... Had a burger and it was ok, but really nothing you couldn't get at EVERY other bar.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroMarch 9, 2012
    Skip the shrimp tacos.
  • Camilla J.
    Camilla JensenJune 2, 2012
    And mint juleps!
  • Stefan R.
    Stefan RunstromJune 15, 2013
    Quite possibly the worst bar in the history of bars.
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