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English Bar & Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Bar, Cocktail Bar, and Sports Bar$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    This spot is putting pounds on the pub scene, with drinks like a St. Germain Champagne cocktail and U.K. classics like fish-and-chips. The Newcastle-battered cod is crispy, the fried egg BLT heavy. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 17, 2011
    This spot is putting pounds on the pub scene, with drinks like a St. Germain Champagne cocktail and U.K. classics like fish-and-chips. The Newcastle-battered cod is crispy, the fried egg BLT heavy.
  • English B.
    English BarAugust 8, 2012
    From $5 Burgers on Mondays to unlimited Fish & Chips Wednesday- Friday nights, come see what summer specials are all about at English!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BNovember 9, 2012
    Had a friend attend New Year's Eve in the past and recommended it highly to me so I decided to go this year. It's right by my apartment.I bought my ticket here FYI: www.goo.gl/c3NZi
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 7, 2016
    One of my go to lunch spots!! Get the burger with the egg on top
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    really good selection of English ales (in a bottle). Mediterranean salad is nice too. i like sitting outside
  • Nick B.
    Nick BrennanDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent beer selection and solid food. The Animal Farm burger and Lonster Mac are awesome!
  • English B.
    English BarAugust 14, 2012
    Hey Jay A.- Congrats on becoming our new Foursquare Mayor! You know how much Marissa and the crew loves you. It goes without saying that your next drink's on us!
  • Uriel A.
    Uriel AlmarezMarch 19, 2010
    Good food and beer!! However if your going late on a Friday or Saturday be ready to wait because service gets iffy!! Can't til Summer gets here.
  • Laney B.
    Laney BJuly 12, 2011
    Tuesdays: $4 appetizers, $6 house cocktails. French Connection is my fav!
  • sajid r.
    sajid reshamwalaAugust 8, 2011
    Changed the menu and swapped out their Killer burgers for preformed patties. Stick w the hummus and sliders
  • Liz E.
    Liz ErdMarch 29, 2011
    pretty good food. love watching the music videos on the screens. gets super packed on saturdays...
  • Kelsey
    KelseyDecember 1, 2012
    Try the English Dip sliders. Delicious.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BJune 28, 2012
    Turn around and leave. Service and food aren't that good. If anything, try the lobster mac
  • Rochelle I.
    Rochelle IFebruary 13, 2012
    Super fun if you want to party to songs from 5 years ago!!
  • Kate L.
    Kate LeeNovember 14, 2011
    Try the English crisps (pork belly bits and fries--why not?).
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BersaniAugust 8, 2013
    Get the mac and cheese on Thursday
  • Patrick
    PatrickNovember 17, 2009
    Monday night $3 drafts are a great deal. They have Goose Matilda on tap, too.
  • Josh C.
    Josh ClancyMay 24, 2013
    The basement is a great place to make out.
  • KickTickets
    KickTicketsNovember 29, 2012
    English Bar New Years Eve 2013 at Monday, Dec 31, 2012 Read more
  • Mike S.
    Mike SofkaAugust 13, 2011
    Great bar for thumb wars. Bring it!
  • Adam
    AdamNovember 8, 2011
    Changed owners and got rid of almost all of their specials. Go elsewhere during the week! :(
  • Levi R.
    Great Food, but service could improve. Waitress disappeared and does it really take an hour for fish and chips?
  • Nathaniel J.
    Nathaniel JiangAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    New menu = lower quality food
  • T H.
    T HDecember 21, 2011
    The bleu cheese here is more like ranch.
  • CeceMelinda
    CeceMelindaApril 17, 2010
    Try the lobster mac & cheese, it's amazing!!!
  • Lafa V.
    Lafa VAugust 9, 2013
    I hated Pimm's cup cocktail
  • Hilary
    HilaryFebruary 16, 2010
    Order the buffalo chicken sliders...amazing!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RinggenbergJuly 10, 2010
    Be sure to meet Jade (@jaynoe) while you're here!
  • T H.
    T HSeptember 19, 2012
    DO NOT ORDER THE CRAB "CAKES"; they're smaller than their sliders. For $12. Seriously. Avoid.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CanzonaJune 17, 2010
    Get the B.E.L.T. It does not disappoint.
  • Theresa F.
    Theresa FischerOctober 20, 2010
    Absolutely nothing English about this place. Bangers and mash are sausage and potatoes. Not bad, but not bangers
  • Dana S.
    Dana SchuellerFebruary 19, 2010
    Get here by 5 if u want a table on a Friday.
  • @steveGOgreen
    @steveGOgreenJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are here right now. Meet us at 1st floor bar now for a shot
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MerrittJanuary 5, 2010
    Go for the sliders.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KniewelApril 4, 2010
    Get a Pimms Cup
  • siobhan f.
    siobhan flemingNovember 10, 2010
    not impressed.
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