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Green Door Tavern

Bar and Restaurant · River North
678 N Orleans St (at Huron St), Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–9:00 PM
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 239 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    "I'm surprised Metromix didn't include a photo of the 'Shot Wheel'."(3 Tips)
    Eric M.
    "Fantastic beer selection and order the crispy beef sandwich."(4 Tips)
    Allison K.
    "One of the oldest bars in Chicago!!"(2 Tips)
    The Freehand
    "speakeasy downstairs."(4 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • sandwiches
  • bar in chicago
  • shot wheel
  • good for singles
  • beer
  • casual
  • happy hour
  • pool tables
  • good for a late night
  • New York cheesecake
  • jukebox
  • cozy
  • authentic
  • scotch eggs
  • great value
  • whiskey
  • cheeseburgers
  • breweries
  • chili
  • Scott B.

    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.!

    Scott Byerly · July 13, 2015
  • Angela

    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.

    Angela · November 20, 2014
  • Drunken History

    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!!!

    Drunken History · November 22, 2011
  • Gareth J.

    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.

    Gareth Jones · August 9, 2014
  • Metromix

    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

    Metromix · June 8, 2010
  • Tammy Lynn G.

    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! :)

    Tammy Lynn Gilmore · February 14, 2010
  • 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.

  • Claire P.

    Only had drinks, but the vibe and atmosphere were great. Very old Chicago. Great casual dink place in the area.

    Claire Pistek · March 28, 2015
  • Julio C.

    This combination worth my 4 hour flight from Mexico City.... Enjoy the Bootleburger with a Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale.

    Julio Caesars · September 1, 2015
  • T C.

    Cool piece of history with a fun atmosphere. Original doorway still standing since the great Chicago fire.

    T Callahan · November 20, 2014
  • WillMcD

    During prohibition, a green door signified that the joint had booze.

    WillMcD · September 20, 2015
  • The Freehand

    Great beer selection, a rockin' jukebox + pool table, and a newly opened speakeasy downstairs.

    The Freehand · March 4, 2015
  • MC J.

    This place is a great, historic bar! Ask about its history as a Speakeasy.

    MC Johnsen · February 8, 2013
  • Allison K.

    One of the oldest bars in Chicago!! Great Brussel sprouts and buffalo chicken sandwich. Speakeasy in the basement 😉

    Allison Kaminski · January 8
  • Bekki J. C.

    I don't know first hand but I hear the urinals are extremely tall. Best used by those 5' 9" or taller.

    Bekki J. Chapman · January 16, 2011
  • Raksha R.

    Slice of New York Cheesecake with a Toasted Almond to pair = excellent decision.

    Raksha Ravikumar · February 26, 2014
  • A D.

    watch football here on Sundays. you can always find a seat and the staff is very friendly.

    A D · October 25, 2009
  • Christine M.

    they're bloody mary's aren't so great...unless of course you like drinking cocktail sauce.

    Christine Mortensen · November 25, 2009
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Green Door Tavern as seen on United States of Bacon , Drinking Made Easy Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 29, 2014
  • Joe S.

    Love the Santa Fe burger with guacamole on it. My most frequent order.

    Joe Schmitt · April 18, 2011
  • UrbanLux

    Very friendly staff. Half off appetizers on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm!

    UrbanLux · June 23, 2011
  • Amanda S.

    Try the buffalo chicken salad. Not too spicy but a good kick in the sauce!

    Amanda Schwartz · May 7, 2012
  • Pete M.

    Massive portions (I'm British). Try the pork chop. It's huge.

    Pete Marcus · November 2, 2014
  • Drunken History

    Check out the Green Door Tavern's history in this short video

    Drunken History · February 20, 2012
  • Tammy

    reasonably priced drinks, good music, and friendly crowd & staff

    Tammy · July 15, 2010
  • Becky

    Awesome avacado burger! Plus when you order a medium hamburger, you get a medium hamburger!

    Becky · June 5, 2013
  • Louis K.

    Calamari was good, although a bit crumbly. Good beer specials!

    Louis Klieger · August 22, 2014
  • Misha K.

    Give Julius (aka juicy j) a hug when you walk in the door. He's the most lovable doorman!

    Misha K. · September 21, 2013
  • mike w.

    $5.00 absolute drinks on Thursday pair nicely with 1/2 off appetizers after 4:00 pm

    mike w · July 1, 2010
  • Adam S.

    Green Door Chile with lots of hot sauce washed down with a tall hum & soda will cure the common cold.

    Adam Seger · April 15, 2011
  • Aaron C.

    Take your jacket off before you hit the pisser! Heaters on blast!

    Aaron Christine · November 3, 2012
  • Bruce P.

    One of the few places from before the fire. A good place to run into famous Chicagoans.

    Bruce Paul · October 16, 2011
  • Eric M.

    Fantastic beer selection and order the crispy beef sandwich. Ask for extra napkins.

    Eric Munn · September 26, 2014
  • Green D.

    when you're our MAYOR, check-in and get a FREE Green Door t-shirt.....

    Green Door · May 26, 2011
  • Kris A.

    Neat old place in the heart of Chicago with a good beer selection.

    Kris A. · November 7, 2014
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    I'm surprised Metromix didn't include a photo of the 'Shot Wheel'. ;=)}

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · September 28, 2012
  • Andy S.

    Tallest urinals in the city. The speakeasy room is pretty rad too.

    Andy Swindler · November 18, 2012
  • Gene G.

    Paulie is the man. Buy him a shot of jaeger and he will love you.

    Gene Graan · September 8, 2011
  • Noah M.

    Excellent whiskey selection including pappy van winkle!

    Noah Manion · April 8, 2014
  • Early E.

    order the patty a patty party in your mouth

    Early Elkins · April 21, 2010
  • ben m.

    Grab a beer and wonder how those leaning walls given way yet.

    ben m · October 6, 2014
  • ZaarlyChicago

    Come for the great, historic feel!

    ZaarlyChicago · August 15, 2011
  • CSBCounsel

    Unique dive bar. Awesome place.

    CSBCounsel · September 19, 2014
  • Alan G.

    The Chilli is really good

    Alan Grubbe · March 8, 2014
  • Anoosh C.

    DO NOT get the fish and chips. .

    Anoosh Cooksey · November 30, 2013
  • Ieva S.

    corn been sandwich is amazing!!!!

    Ieva Sasnauskaite · August 5, 2013
  • Dive Bar S.

    Green Door Tavern!

    Dive Bar Shirt Club · November 22, 2013
  • Grouper

    "The decor was a nice ice breaker" - Julie

    Grouper · March 27, 2014
  • Garrett R.

    Try the zombie dust.

    Garrett Riley · December 4, 2012
  • Mark L.

    Bathrooms are downstairs.

    Mark L · July 23, 2011

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