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Green Door Tavern

Bar and Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    "I'm surprised Metromix didn't include a photo of the 'Shot Wheel'."(3 Tips)
    Allison K.
    "One of the oldest bars in Chicago!!"(2 Tips)
    Eric M.
    "Fantastic beer selection and order the crispy beef sandwich."(4 Tips)
    The Freehand
    "speakeasy downstairs."(4 Tips)
67 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • sandwiches
  • bar in chicago
  • shot wheel
  • good for singles
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  • Scott B.
    Scott ByerlyJuly 13, 2015
    Awesome decor and feel to this place! Checkout the crafts on tap. They rotate frequently and always house some of the best beer in Chicago and the U.S.!
  • Angela
    AngelaNovember 20, 2014
    Cozy, lovely neighborhood bar in River North. Not your typical expensive, loud bar you would normally see in this area. Really friendly bartender & they have a fireplace for those cold chilly nights.
  • Gareth J.
    Gareth JonesAugust 9, 2014
    Solid pub food, great beer selection including often obscure breweries. Pretty low ceilings giving it a cosy feel, Green Door is one of the more historically relevant bars in Chicago.
  • Drunken History
    Drunken HistoryNovember 22, 2011
    Stop in and try what is arguably the best Corned Beef Sandwich known to man. Wash it down with a Moscow Mule or our personal favorite the French 75, which was named after the 75mm howitzer!!!
  • Metromix
    MetromixJune 8, 2010
    They have the “We spin it, you drink it” shot wheel: you pay $4, the bartender spins the wheel, and you drink whichever of the twelve shots it lands on. Feeling lucky? Read more
  • Tammy Lynn G.
    Tammy Lynn GilmoreFebruary 14, 2010
    Good music, sweet waitress, and good chili for this out-of-town Texan. They also have a sign that points out which way to Texas, so I felt right at home! :)
  • Julio C.
    Julio CaesarsSeptember 1, 2015
    This combination worth my 4 hour flight from Mexico City.... Enjoy the Bootleburger with a Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale.
  • Claire P.
    Claire PistekMarch 28, 2015
    Only had drinks, but the vibe and atmosphere were great. Very old Chicago. Great casual dink place in the area.
  • T C.
    T CallahanNovember 20, 2014
    Cool piece of history with a fun atmosphere. Original doorway still standing since the great Chicago fire.
  • Allison K.
    One of the oldest bars in Chicago!! Great Brussel sprouts and buffalo chicken sandwich. Speakeasy in the basement 😉
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDSeptember 20, 2015
    During prohibition, a green door signified that the joint had booze.
  • Jillian B.
    We stumbled in accidentally but it was still a good time. I would definitely go back.
  • The Freehand
    The FreehandMarch 4, 2015
    Great beer selection, a rockin' jukebox + pool table, and a newly opened speakeasy downstairs.
  • David L.
    The drink I had was ok, nothing spectacular, and I felt bad for the one waitress who seemed to be doing all the work. The history of the building is really cool.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
    Check out The Green Door Tavern as seen on United States of Bacon , Drinking Made Easy Read more
  • MC J.
    MC JohnsenFebruary 8, 2013
    This place is a great, historic bar! Ask about its history as a Speakeasy.
  • UrbanLux
    UrbanLuxJune 23, 2011
    Very friendly staff. Half off appetizers on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SchmittApril 18, 2011
    Love the Santa Fe burger with guacamole on it. My most frequent order.
  • A D.
    A DOctober 25, 2009
    watch football here on Sundays. you can always find a seat and the staff is very friendly.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchwartzMay 7, 2012
    Try the buffalo chicken salad. Not too spicy but a good kick in the sauce!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerApril 15, 2011
    Green Door Chile with lots of hot sauce washed down with a tall hum & soda will cure the common cold.
  • Pete M.
    Pete MarcusNovember 2, 2014
    Massive portions (I'm British). Try the pork chop. It's huge.
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.September 21, 2013
    Give Julius (aka juicy j) a hug when you walk in the door. He's the most lovable doorman!
  • Kris A.
    Kris A.November 7, 2014
    Neat old place in the heart of Chicago with a good beer selection.
  • Becky
    BeckyJune 5, 2013
    Awesome avacado burger! Plus when you order a medium hamburger, you get a medium hamburger!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 22, 2014
    Calamari was good, although a bit crumbly. Good beer specials!
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnSeptember 26, 2014
    Fantastic beer selection and order the crispy beef sandwich. Ask for extra napkins.
  • Bruce P.
    Bruce PaulOctober 16, 2011
    One of the few places from before the fire. A good place to run into famous Chicagoans.
  • Tammy
    TammyJuly 15, 2010
    reasonably priced drinks, good music, and friendly crowd & staff
  • Green D.
    Green DoorMay 26, 2011
    when you're our MAYOR, check-in and get a FREE Green Door t-shirt.....
  • Raksha R.
    Raksha RavikumarFebruary 26, 2014
    Slice of New York Cheesecake with a Toasted Almond to pair = excellent decision.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ChristineNovember 3, 2012
    Take your jacket off before you hit the pisser! Heaters on blast!
  • Noah M.
    Noah ManionApril 8, 2014
    Excellent whiskey selection including pappy van winkle!
  • Christine M.
    Christine MortensenNovember 25, 2009
    they're bloody mary's aren't so great...unless of course you like drinking cocktail sauce.
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseSeptember 28, 2012
    I'm surprised Metromix didn't include a photo of the 'Shot Wheel'. ;=)}
  • mike w.
    mike wJuly 1, 2010
    $5.00 absolute drinks on Thursday pair nicely with 1/2 off appetizers after 4:00 pm
  • Drunken History
    Drunken HistoryFebruary 20, 2012
    Check out the Green Door Tavern's history in this short video
  • ben m.
    ben mOctober 6, 2014
    Grab a beer and wonder how those leaning walls given way yet.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SwindlerNovember 18, 2012
    Tallest urinals in the city. The speakeasy room is pretty rad too.
  • Bekki J. C.
    Bekki J. ChapmanJanuary 16, 2011
    I don't know first hand but I hear the urinals are extremely tall. Best used by those 5' 9" or taller.
  • Gene G.
    Gene GraanSeptember 8, 2011
    Paulie is the man. Buy him a shot of jaeger and he will love you.
  • KIRK S.
    KIRK STRUBLE3 weeks ago
    It's like walking back in time. So amazing.
  • Early E.
    Early ElkinsApril 21, 2010
    order the patty a patty party in your mouth
  • ZaarlyChicago
    ZaarlyChicagoAugust 15, 2011
    Come for the great, historic feel!
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    This venue has been a tavern since 1927. Nationwide Prohibition was from 1920-33. Hmmm. I think the statute of limitations has expired; so it should be OK to mention.
  • CSBCounsel
    CSBCounselSeptember 19, 2014
    Unique dive bar. Awesome place.
  • Dive Bar S.
    Dive Bar Shirt ClubNovember 22, 2013
    Green Door Tavern!
  • Ieva S.
    Ieva SasnauskaiteAugust 5, 2013
    corn been sandwich is amazing!!!!
  • Garrett R.
    Garrett RileyDecember 4, 2012
    Try the zombie dust.
  • Blunt R.
    Blunt RobbinsOctober 2, 2013
    Great Buns on that burger.
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