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Green Door Tavern

Bar and Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • 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)
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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
    Been here 10+ times
    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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The Freehand
    The FreehandMarch 4, 2015
    Great beer selection, a rockin' jukebox + pool table, and a newly opened speakeasy downstairs.
  • 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.
  • 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! :)
  • MC J.
    MC JohnsenFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is a great, historic bar! Ask about its history as a Speakeasy.
  • 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
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchwartzMay 7, 2012
    Try the buffalo chicken salad. Not too spicy but a good kick in the sauce!
  • 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.
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.September 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Give Julius (aka juicy j) a hug when you walk in the door. He's the most lovable doorman!
  • Becky
    BeckyJune 5, 2013
    Awesome avacado burger! Plus when you order a medium hamburger, you get a medium hamburger!
  • UrbanLux
    UrbanLuxJune 23, 2011
    Very friendly staff. Half off appetizers on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm!
  • Pete M.
    Pete MarcusNovember 2, 2014
    Massive portions (I'm British). Try the pork chop. It's huge.
  • Kris A.
    Kris A.November 7, 2014
    Neat old place in the heart of Chicago with a good beer selection.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SchmittApril 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the Santa Fe burger with guacamole on it. My most frequent order.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ChristineNovember 3, 2012
    Take your jacket off before you hit the pisser! Heaters on blast!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 22, 2014
    Calamari was good, although a bit crumbly. Good beer specials!
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic beer selection and order the crispy beef sandwich. Ask for extra napkins.
  • 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.
  • Noah M.
    Noah ManionApril 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent whiskey selection including pappy van winkle!
  • Bruce P.
    Bruce PaulOctober 16, 2011
    One of the few places from before the fire. A good place to run into famous Chicagoans.
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseSeptember 28, 2012
    I'm surprised Metromix didn't include a photo of the 'Shot Wheel'. ;=)}
  • Raksha R.
    Raksha RavikumarFebruary 26, 2014
    Slice of New York Cheesecake with a Toasted Almond to pair = excellent decision.
  • Green D.
    Green DoorMay 26, 2011
    when you're our MAYOR, check-in and get a FREE Green Door t-shirt.....
  • Richard B.
    Richard BrilliMarch 19, 2015
    Awesome Scotch Egg!
  • Drunken History
    Drunken HistoryFebruary 20, 2012
    Check out the Green Door Tavern's history in this short video http://www.drunkenhistory.com/green-door-tavern-chicago
  • 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.
  • Gene G.
    Gene GraanSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Paulie is the man. Buy him a shot of jaeger and he will love you.
  • 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.
  • KIRK S.
    KIRK STRUBLEAugust 5
    It's like walking back in time. So amazing.
  • CSBCounsel
    CSBCounselSeptember 19, 2014
    Unique dive bar. Awesome place.
  • Tammy
    TammyJuly 15, 2010
    reasonably priced drinks, good music, and friendly crowd & staff
  • ZaarlyChicago
    ZaarlyChicagoAugust 15, 2011
    Come for the great, historic feel!
  • 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.
  • Dive Bar S.
    Dive Bar Shirt ClubNovember 22, 2013
    Green Door Tavern!
  • Ieva S.
    Ieva SasnauskaiteAugust 5, 2013
    corn been sandwich is amazing!!!!
  • Blunt R.
    Blunt RobbinsOctober 2, 2013
    Great Buns on that burger.
  • Garrett R.
    Garrett RileyDecember 4, 2012
    Try the zombie dust.
  • mike w.
    mike wJuly 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $5.00 absolute drinks on Thursday pair nicely with 1/2 off appetizers after 4:00 pm
  • Jason G.
    Jason GardnerAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Laid back, good conversations!
  • Justin K.
    Justin KulovsekMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always great service and always great food!
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