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Kuma's Corner

Burger Joint and Pub$$$$
Northwest Side, Chicago
412 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • mac & cheese
  • slayer
  • plague bringer
  • lively
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  • Jake B.
    Jake BockAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's legendary, and for good reason. You can't go wrong with any burger, and don't miss out on the Mac & Cheese. Check the tap list for killer craft beer from 3 Floyds, Revolution & others.
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • Tenielle A.
    Tenielle AlgerJuly 29, 2016
    Menu is amazing. Everything named after metal bands. Metal themed place, even the staff looks like they live at a concert permanently. Beer list is extensive. Best burger I've ever had by far.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Becki F.
    Becki FrieiefnfnSeptember 23, 2016
    Everything is delicious. The veggie burgers are hand made daily. The YOB with smoked Gouda, garlic mayo and add grilled pineapple! Best tunes to gain a happy belly 🤘🏻
  • Ken S.
    Ken SOctober 2
    Great burger selection to go with a great beer selection. Go for the original of this is your first time. If you are here in June get the Chicago Dog Burger. There will be a party in your tummy.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 4, 2012
    Not only did they name a burger after the greatest band of all-time, its toppings are exactly what I love on a burger (pulled pork, bacon, cheddar, pickles). Order a Led Zeppelin and a grape soda.
  • C R.
    C ReyJuly 2
    Best burgers in the city served with metal music, excellent beer and no remorse. Band-themed burgers are monstrous and dripping with toppings. If you're really hungry, get some Mac & cheese to share.
  • Joe F.
    Joe FaridJuly 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Metallica with chicken! The Plague Bringer, Lair of the Minotaur! Slayer (be sure to bring your Tums)! Wash it down with rotating Three Floyd's on tap! #kumascorner #nowafflefries #chicago
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 31, 2016
    Kuma's crazy BLT sandwich is named after the punk band APMD, which stands for "all pigs must die." And it's quite an accurate name considering this sandwich contains more bacon than anything! Read more
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FAugust 23, 2015
    "The Slayer Burger is a 10oz. patty on a bed of fries, chili, cherry peppers, caramelized onion, andouille sausage, shredded monterrey jack, green onion, and ANGER!" Also, delicious.
  • Taryn G.
    Taryn GoodgeDecember 10, 2014
    Be prepared for a wait! In the winter, due to a small kitchen and inability to leave the front door open, it does get quite smokey. Get the Kuma's burger and the Jalepeno Poppers.
  • Kenny U.
    Kenny UgelJanuary 6, 2016
    Heavy metal burgers! They are massive so be prepared to have your faces melted off! Their burgers of the month are always pretty creative and tasty. Try the Led Zeppelin w/ pulled pork and bacon! \m/
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoFebruary 4, 2016
    Kuma's Corner is said to serve some of the best burgers in Chicago, like their Pantera or Plague Burgers! Get the Jack cheese on a pretzel bun while you wait and listen to the killer metal music. Read more
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyNovember 24, 2015
    Great burgers, but do not miss the Mac and cheese this is to order and fresh not good for reheat, sauce breaks. Eat all the Mac and take 1/2 the burger home and eat outta da fridge at midnight!
  • Brad P.
    Brad ProbstJuly 29, 2012
    Best burgers ever! The meat they use is so good I would be happy w/ only a patty, but the they put it on a phenomenal pretzel bun and give you several amazing topping selections. Beer is good too!
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)August 31, 2013
    The Famous Kuma Burger is the way to go - amazing pretzel bun with sunny side up egg and bacon. Come hungry because this thing is massive.
  • Tony D.
    Tony DeLeonMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the healthy route. Burger with no bun and salad as your side. OR dont go the healthy right and have the mac and cheese with bacon and the slayer(medium)....with a few zombie dusts on the side.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedMay 5, 2016
    "This burger demands a commitment. Once you pick it up, you won't put it down (and not just because its toppings practically spill out as you eat)."- Andrew Zimmerman Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 18, 2014
    ORDER: Plague Bringer. This aggressively large burger rests atop a garlic mayo-slathered pretzel roll. On top of that, fresh crushed garlic, melted pepperjack cheese and jalapeno tortilla strips.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    Big fat burgers from a popular, insanely loud metal bar, that is divisive in terms of ambience. Former Eater Chicago editor Ari Bendersky says it would be "blasphemous" to leave it off the list.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Kuma's corner isn't for dates (unless she has some serious tattoos), and it most certainly isn't for business (unless, you know, you're one of several death metal bands that frequent the place). Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Metal rages, waits are oppressive, and the beastly burgers, stacked with everything from chorizo to pulled pork, have a reputation so big Lady Gaga ate one during her Monster Ball tour. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    With long waits and metal music blasting, why go? For the Slayer burger–a pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions and Jack cheese on a pretzel bun. Read more
  • Christine B.
    Christine BMay 28, 2012
    It's worth the wait to eat here. Try to grab a seat at the bar because it's more fun and the wait may be shorter. The YOB is amazing, and ask for a side of their homemade hot sauce.
  • Sithfredo R.
    Sithfredo RiveraJune 20, 2012
    Don't go here for a quiet intimate dinner. Expect to wait in line. It's worth it.Beer selection is imports only so here is an excellent opportunity to try a beer with a higher proof than domestics.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    Tribute is paid to the Minotaur, a half-man/half-beast creature, with a 10-ounce beef patty topped with pancetta, caramelized onions and brie. The real focal point, though, is a bourbon-poached pear. Read more
  • T H.
    T HFebruary 5, 2013
    IMPORTANT: They don't split checks so you need to have cash if you're going in a group (or a good friend to pay for you) ; there's a Chase in Belmont Plaza and BOA across from the Blue Line station
  • Alexandros P.
    Alexandros PlexidasDecember 2, 2014
    Heavy metal: Check. Bigger than life burgers: Check. Beers&bourbon: Check. What else can u ask 4? Do your ears, throat & stomach a favor and visit this place. Attention: keep some stomach space empty!
  • Anne M.
    Anne McClungMay 29, 2013
    This place is freaking amazing. I<3 Metal & all of the burgers are named after some of the best bands of all time. Such a rad atmosphere: tattooed employees, LPs, and music.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezFebruary 22, 2015
    The Slayer is an insane pile of meat, fries, and everything but the kitchen sink. It is both delicious and overwhelming.
  • Leatrice
    LeatriceFebruary 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    i dream about kuma's just about every other night. their prezel buns, delicious 10oz burgers cooked to perfection and toppings that would blow your mind... mmm i am so happy i moved across the street.
  • James M.
    James MorganDecember 23, 2014
    Expect to wait a while. Always full with interesting people. Metal music and craft beers. Jack on tap. Great food but again it takes a while. Slayer burger is fire.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    With long waits and metal music blasting, why go? For the Slayer burger–a pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions and Jack cheese on a pretzel bun.
  • Jennie G.
    Jennie G.March 4, 2015
    Plague Bringer burger and The Yob are both amazing burgers. The Caesar salad was really good as well!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedMay 5, 2016
    "The ultimate chef-metalhead combo for me is the Metallica Burger at Kuma. This thick, perfectly cooked burger on a toasted pretzel roll satisfies any foodie."- Rick Tramonto Read more
  • Nick G.
    Nick GDecember 3, 2011
    Wait the four hours it takes to get a table. It's worth it. You're going to have a food baby for the next 12 hours though. Choose a salad and be wary of apps, for the foods are plenty by themselves.
  • Christian G.
    Christian GutierrezJanuary 17, 2014
    Delicious grub, don't skimp on the micro brews or the Mac and cheese. Good for the hang out, date night, or just a chill night for burgers.
  • Dav B.
    Dav BelliveauNovember 15, 2011
    Best burger joint I've ever been to. Everything tasted awesome, many great beers from around the country, and the atmosphere and music selection is second to none.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJanuary 10
    Kuma's Corner bills its build-your-own mac and cheese as an appetizer, but it's big enough to feed you and a few of your headbanger friends.  Read more
  • Heather C.
    Heather CasteelDecember 19, 2013
    Excellent burgers and enormous portions of build your own Mac n cheese. You won't go hungry. Metal music for some ambience too :)
  • Tammy C.
    Tammy CassidyOctober 12, 2015
    Fun atmosphere and great food. The Ministry burger was amazing and Stephanie, are server, was fantastic. We'll definitely be back
  • Marco G.
    Marco GuzmanAugust 8, 2014
    Can't go wrong with any burger. If you're a first timer, try the Kuma Burger
  • BlackBook Magazine
    BlackBook MagazineDecember 4, 2012
    22 monster burgers served on pretzel rolls, most named after your scary cousin's favorite rock bands (Slayer, Melvins, Judas Priest). Kuma Burger takes lead guitar. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 11, 2011
    If you can stand your big, fat gourmet burger with headbanging pulsating metal music, go get in line now. There aren't many better burgers in Chicago. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LewisAugust 25, 2014
    The burgers are star of the show, and each seems to be more absurd than the next. Can never go wrong with the classic Kuma's Burger, though.
  • Jillian P.
    Jillian PattonAugust 7, 2013
    Best burger in town? More like best burgers I've had... EVER. Order an extra side of anger and bourbon on tap as well. 👿👿👿
  • Chewsy
    ChewsyOctober 27, 2012
    The "Lair of the Minotaur Burger" has the distinction of being featured on both "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" as well as "Unique Eats". Find out why: Read more
  • Amit S.
    Amit ShahSeptember 20, 2014
    The veggie burger was yummy ABSU style. I am conflicted between here and Lockdown. They are both good in there own different ways.
  • Jorge Alexis M.
    Amazing the size of all the burgers... Neurosis was great! Of seven ppl just one ate the fries, its really worth wait.
  • Zach D.
    Zach DanielAugust 10, 2013
    This is meat heaven! If you're looking for a veggie option, try out the fried pickles!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduJune 4, 2014
    The scorpion, burger of the month, is ridiculous!! Love is literally oozing from this burger. Fries are ok, and the music is great :)
  • Alex L.
    Alex LaughlinAugust 7, 2012
    Thought my compadres and I could demolish a few appetizers before our burgers arrived. We were sorely mistaken, and ended up being full after about three bites. Best three bites of my life.
  • Alicia B.
    Alicia BealsMarch 16, 2012
    Best to come with just two people. You can find a seat at the bar within 10mins which is much faster than the 2 hr wait for a table
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffAugust 7, 2013
    Chicago is a meat 'n potatoes town and Kuma's is a bit overrated against the competition. Burgers are no longer hand-formed nowadays to keep up with the demand. Try Bad Apple, Edzo's, or O&E.
  • Lisa Q.
    Lisa QJuly 28, 2011
    The veggie burgers are (themselves) the blandest I have ever eaten in 18 vegetarian years. Make sure the toppings will compensate. I'd like to give them a better recipe!
  • Kathryn A.
    Kathryn AndersonMay 22, 2015
    Fantastic burgers. And quite a beer selection too. It's a popular place so be prepared for a wait.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MorganJune 14, 2013
    I just had a divine experience: the Mac n cheese with bacon and carmelized onions. You won't be disappointed.
  • John A.
    John AmundsenMarch 11, 2010
    Best burgers ever. The wait is pretty re-goddamn-diculous at times, but the selection of microbrews and delicious metal-themed gourmet burgers. I recommend the "Slayer" - which is an open-faced 1/4 An
  • keidra c.
    keidra chaneyMay 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    To beat the lines, go right at 11am when it opens (preferably 10-15 minutes before, or leave work early on a weekday and go at 4:30-5pm. Then have a Pantera burger and a beer and enjoy the metal.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineMay 11, 2011
    Kuma's Corner taste-tests its burgers, all named after heavy metal bands, as daily or monthly specials. Only the most popular ones make it onto the standard menu.
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SareenMay 12, 2013
    Do take into account the long waiting time.. But worth the wait... The staff is friendly and the food is mind-blowing!!
  • VH1
    VH1August 30, 2010
    "I like going to Kuma's Corner when I'm in Chicago. Its a Heavy Metal themed hamburger joint and the burgers are named after bands. You don't have to eat for again for 3 days!" -Dan Black @Dan_Black
  • Matt B.
    Matt BFebruary 18
    Burgers are always great, but mac and cheese is nothing to be sneezed at. Enough to take home for days!
  • Captain D.
    Captain DeadpoolSeptember 2, 2016
    Great spot! Lazer snake and anti-hero with the Pantera burger were a great combo!
  • Sei Jin L.
    Sei Jin LeeMay 18, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Times I go to Kuma's: Early brunch Sat/Sun, during significant sporting events (no sports on the TV), when the patio's closed (takeout)...these are usually good times to go in regards to wait time.
  • Ty D.
    Ty DJanuary 28, 2012
    Yeah yeah, their burgers are great. We all know this. BUT, the mac'n'cheese, (pause for effect) will change your life. Get it.
  • David J.
    David JaraSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Drums and riffs will massage your ears, while your eyes feast on epic movies, while the best burgers in the world slay your soul.
  • Jenni P.
    Jenni PollackMarch 19, 2012
    Before your burger, save room for the calamari...accompanied by deep fried jalapenos, lemon slices, Rosemary, and Shallot rings..insane!!!
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BrownJanuary 29, 2011
    You can switch any burger with a garden patty and its made perfectly. The waffle fries are amazing. If kumas was a person, I'd ask to marry her.
  • Zoheb I.
    Zoheb IsmailiDecember 7, 2011
    Best calamri EVER! Spice it up with some sriracha and it's to die for! I guess their burgers shoud get a shout out as well...
  • Steve T.
    Steve TaylorJuly 23, 2014
    Their mac n' cheese is absolutely ridiculous (in a good way) and any choice of burger is a good call.
  • Tamika R.
    Tamika RilesJune 22, 2013
    Slayer on top (no bun) Metallica on bottom. Skip the appetizers for another day on your first visit.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BogsMarch 30, 2014
    Food was awesome. Super huge portions. Iron maiden beer on tap. Becky, our waitress was the bomb!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 21, 2013
    This is the place if you like gargantuan burgers topped with eggs, bacon, and whatever other salty, fatty ingredients just happens to be lying around.
  • Angie T.
    Angie TeeApril 28, 2016
    Their fried pickles were among the best I've had. Their hand-made veggie patties were really good.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PepplerSeptember 15, 2014
    Insane wait, insane burgers. The plague bringer is great. Try and get a place at the bar
  • Tim R.
    Tim ReynoldsMay 30, 2012
    The burgers are HUGE! Staff is friendly - make sure to make your own Mac & Cheese - enough to share
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PalkaApril 26, 2012
    Go in on a weekday/night for a shorter wait, get the Metallica burger, and try o'fallens weach beer. Pure bliss!
  • Jayna H.
    Jayna HoffackerNovember 7, 2011
    Order the Led Zeppelin. Pulled pork and bacon on a burger. Wash it down with a Lagunita's Censored Red Ale. Heaven.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubApril 15, 2015
    Hands down BEST burgers anywhere. Fantastic beer list. You will not find a better burger.
  • Jane S.
    Jane ScarimFebruary 16, 2014
    Lair of the minataur was the best burger I've ever had. Also, the mac n cheese is phenom!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    Need a meal of substance after all those Chicago dogs? Head to this burger bar for a mound of ground meat. Oh, and don’t leave without ordering a bourbon on tap. That’s right.
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterJanuary 3, 2011
    Steve Seabury, author of Mosh Potatoes heavy metal cookbook, says: They have 22 kick ass burgers named after some of the greatest metal bands ever. I recommend the Judas Priest and Neurosis Burgers. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The servers here sport more ink than a Bic factory, and the metal is cranked up so loud you can’t hear yourself talking, but therein lies the charm. Read more
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The times when the line is short are weekdays from 13:30-17:00. And after 26:00 hours daily [except Saturday], when it is closed. X=)
  • Gustavo S.
    Gustavo SanchezDecember 5, 2014
    I thought that burgers were really good but I don't consider them the best burger joint in Chicago.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 11, 2013
    Should you eat Kuma's unholy Ghost Burger? Here's a helpful checklist to figure it out. Read more
  • Pete W.
    Pete WynnAugust 18, 2011
    Burgers called "Plague Bringer" and "Lair of the Minotaur" add to the awesomeness of Kuma's. Top 5 burger I've ever had; maybe #1.
  • David J.
    David JaraOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the Mac and cheese with prosciutto and caramelized onions. Aad sriracha and its better than ambrosia.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherAugust 30, 2010
    Get there when they open for lunch, and you're guaranteed a seat. Sit on the patio in the summer. Get the "Insect Warfare" burger, you won't regret it.
  • Nicolas H.
    Nicolas HernandezApril 7, 2010
    Place is always jammed. Put your name on the list, but watch the bar for people leaving. If your parties no more than 2 you'll sit a lot faster. Plus the bar staff are fantastic.
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KinsmanSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This month's special 'blackoak arkansas' is really great as a veggie burger without the bacon, FYI. & as always the Mac is awesome any way you do it.
  • Emily H.
    Emily H.November 27, 2012
    Split the Mac n cheese and a burger! Portions are HUGE! Also, come on a Tuesday at 4pm... Nobody here!
  • Kayleigh G.
    Kayleigh GiorgioMay 23, 2011
    I split the Iron Maiden and Neurosis with a friend. Delicious, and a great way to try more than one at a time!
  • Fallon D.
    Fallon DoddsMay 10, 2010
    Get there at 11am and order the Dark Throne. Split some mac n' cheese if you're feisty, but skip the fries and go for the salad. So much better than silly waffer fries.
  • Pamela H.
    Pamela HsiehSeptember 23, 2013
    You WILL wait over an hour, maybe hour and a half, and there's no takeout (nor will they seat you before your table is all present), but burgers AND salads are good.
  • Mary Rita C.
    Mary Rita CroweFebruary 24, 2010
    Go to Kuma's Corner for the most unique burgers in the city! Try the MacNCheese as an appetizer. Expect a long wait-it's a very small kitchen. Head to Square Bar across the street for a drink!
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SarmientoMay 26, 2010
    I ordered the Brujeria burger, medium. Deliciously cooked meat with some jalapeño bite and creamy cheese. METAL! Also try the Raging Bitch. Stay away from the Cherry Cola though.
  • Alfares A.
    Alfares AlzahraniSeptember 21, 2014
    One of the best burger joints in chicago. A lot of heavy metal stuff.
  • Cameron R.
    Cameron RandleSeptember 26, 2012
    Garlic mayo and homemade hot sauce on the Plague Bringer will change how you think about eating a burger.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The burgers are obviously the reason to come but do yourself a favor and share the Mac n' cheese!
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KirincichNovember 14, 2011
    BEST BURGER IN THE WORLD!! I honestly never knew burgers could even be so good. Try the Kuma's Special...yummmy!
  • Patrick P.
    Patrick ParisDecember 30, 2013
    Get here early long line but the food is so damn good you won't mine the wait!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WilkJuly 16, 2013
    Kuma burger all the way. Be sure to get here early or else expect a long wait!
  • Alishya K.
    Alishya KovalevychNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The only place I'll ever wait for food!! Burgers are outstanding but I miss the waffle fries... AWESOME burgers!!
  • iSapien 1.
    iSapien 1956672May 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the Spencer special (blackened catfish, mashed potatoes, garlic spinach)
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonJuly 17, 2015
    Just get any burger. You won't be disappointed.
  • Fallon D.
    Fallon DoddsMay 10, 2010
    Put your name on the list, but watch the bar to see who's leaving. Buy them a shot and they will make a point to let you know their seat is available.
  • Edmond M.
    Edmond MuiJune 19, 2010
    Enjoy a FAMOUS AMAZING BURGER @ Kuma's Corner and order their imported beers along with your meal. Heavy metal music is complemented with your visit! Read more
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Kuma's Corner as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Burger Land , Diners, Drive-ins and Dives , Food Paradise , Unique Eats Read more
  • Melindy A.
    Melindy AlbaJuly 5, 2013
    The mac and cheese are to die for. Its a must.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PalmJune 30, 2011
    Try everything. The raspberry ale amazing! Brian is such a nice guy. I work with him when he comes into my store Vzw.
  • MT W.
    MT WelschAugust 8, 2014
    Everything is amazing! This is Valhalla on earth! My favorite fucking place ever. Whiskey. On. Tap.
  • Arleenn D.
    Arleenn DavoOctober 28, 2013
    Be prepared for a long wait. Fries are to die for and Iron Maiden burger is delicious.
  • Amar B.
    Amar BhaktaMay 26, 2013
    Be prepared to wait, but it's totally worth it. The Slayer is not to be trifled with.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DobneyJune 4, 2015
    Great burger! Will definitely be visiting again when in the area.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CaputoSeptember 17, 2011
    The burgers are a little too big for my tastes, but good nonetheless. But don't think twice for eating the chili. Delish
  • Bill
    BillMarch 4, 2015
    Great burger and criss cuts! Whiskey on tap if you must!
  • Gables Maven
    Gables MavenSeptember 20, 2012
    Yes, the burgers are good, but the mac n cheese is THE business. Wash down with a brew, go home, take a nap.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda D!May 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with a friend and avoid the long line by sitting at the bar. You will get a seat fast! Read more
  • Mike B.
    Mike BooneMarch 4, 2012
    Sit at the bar! The closer to the booze, the better! And it cuts the wait time in half!
  • Manny K.
    Manny KatakisFebruary 9, 2013
    I come here for the flowers on the table and the classical music, and the vegan food.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FodenJanuary 3, 2012
    Try and order a bad burger. I dare you to find a bad meal anywhere in here. Lagunitas IPA for sure.
  • Pstrong
    PstrongOctober 3, 2011
    Awesome beer selection...bottles and drafts! 3 Floyds Alpha King and Gumball Head on tap! Wells Banana Bread beer in bottles!
  • Megan
    MeganJuly 22, 2011
    I know its a burger joint (duh) but do not leave without also trying the mac'n'cheese. Best ever!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StempleAugust 7, 2014
    Kuma Burger, homemade chips, and a 3 Floyd's Zombie Dust: Strong Last Meal contender.
  • Erin N.
    Erin NearyMay 10, 2011
    Best burgers in town and they add new ones every month. Keep coming back till I've ever eaten
  • Justin R.
    Justin RandAugust 8, 2014
    You're going to get the Mastadon and Mac and cheese. Then you're going to like this tip.
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DizonFebruary 25, 2012
    Good burgers but don't order to go and then try to sit at the bar. Even if you planned on buying a drink... They'll kick you out. Bartender missed out on some good tips.
  • David S.
    David SavinFebruary 12, 2012
    Great selection of burgers, but be prepared to wait a long time and smell like burger when you leave this place.
  • Cyndi H.
    Cyndi HolmanDecember 19, 2013
    It's no surprise that they have The Trooper on tap here. Fried pickles are delicious!
  • Philip K.
    Philip KrawczykAugust 19, 2012
    Try the The Kuma Burger - Tasted good, really filling, long wait on seating and order
  • David G.
    David GouldOctober 11, 2010
    No need for apps if your going after one of their awesome burgers, but order some Mac and cheese anyway ... It's top notch.
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilbertMarch 14, 2010
    Great for take out as well. Pro tip: if you hear there is a 3 hour wait (not unusual), ask them how long the take out wait is. It's usually under half an hour.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VicenteOctober 2, 2014
    I usually get the SLAYER burger, fries are pretty awesome too!
  • Steve P.
    Steve PeternellAugust 15, 2011
    Some of the best burgers I've ever had in my life...they have bourbon on tap too!
  • Chad C.
    Chad ChodoronekSeptember 18, 2012
    Probably the best burgers in town. The Mastadon and Metalica are especially delicious
  • Scott F.
    Scott Flores-DeterJune 12, 2012
    If the line is to long, cross the street and go to Square Bar. The food is just as good and less expensive.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Who would have thought a metal bar way out in Avondale would end up generating waits of up to two hours? If you still don't get it, order Lair of the Minotaur and you'll see what we mean.
  • Shannon J.
    Shannon JaneApril 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For the vegetarians... Can't go wrong with a clutch with a veggie patty. Delicious! Plus bbq sauce.
    RCRD LBLJune 29, 2011
    We always stop at this metal-themed burger joint when we're in Chi-town. Love air-guitaring while we're waiting in line.
  • Kurt L.
    Kurt LamprechtApril 7, 2015
    Best burgers I've had anywhere. Hands down. Try the Pantera 👌
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StephensonJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Worth the wait for the best burger ever, waffle friends, and Jack on tap. Yob's my favorite.
  • Zeke F.
    Zeke FrancoAugust 25, 2012
    Try the Macaroni and Cheese - With corn and jalapeño. Dinner with @mst3ck & @dawnomatic
  • John V.
    John VarkeyJuly 2, 2012
    Excellent burger. Note: Ignore the stupid check in special from Foursquare. They don't even take American Express. Lol.
  • Mike E.
    Mike EwingDecember 3, 2009
    Go to Kuma's and put in your name. Drink some PBRs (or fine beers) while you wait (2+ hours) for your table. Skip the appetizers, order a burger (the Yob is great), & slip into a meaty bliss (/coma). Read more
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MitchellApril 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    LOVE. worth the wait, especially with the beer list. Great burgers, great service.
  • Mike
    MikeMay 16, 2011
    Bloody Mary + Plague Bringer. For extra points, get the mac & cheese w/ bacon and jalapenos.
  • Isabella D.
    Isabella DowneyNovember 18, 2013
    !,,!'s always playin', they have Whiskey on tap, and they have awesome burgers!,,!
  • Hayden R.
    Hayden RassasNovember 29, 2011
    Get the housemade chips, they are awesome! Plaque bringer is amazing as well
  • Billy K.
    Billy KenefickJuly 16, 2013
    Has a nice patio in the back, if you're not into heavy metal tunes.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BleckeJanuary 25, 2014
    Best burger around. Good craft beer selection. Go now!
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LaurenJune 19, 2014
    Such an amazing place! Great food, good. Music and great drinks!
  • Cameron C.
    Cameron ClarkJune 1, 2012
    Chorizo and cream cheese stuffed jalapenos peppers deep fried w/ a black raspberry dank
  • Evan
    EvanMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Just had the Pantera. Huge burger, topped with poblano pepper, bacon, cheddar, and tortilla chips. Allagash White to wash it down. Heavenly.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SkinnerNovember 28, 2011
    Get the Slayer! and make sure you are able to take a doggy bag home. You'll need it.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HirshFebruary 17, 2010
    best mac n' cheese in the city (add-ins include pancetta, carmelized onions, roasted red peppers) and the servings are huge!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchwartzmanAugust 23, 2011
    Fantastic burgers if you're willing to wait a couple hours and get your eardrums blown out
  • Scot
    ScotAugust 2, 2010
    The burgers are killer, but don't miss the mac & cheese, it's the best in Chicago in my opinion.
  • Anthony T.
    Anthony TAugust 5, 2013
    Try the Plague Bringer - The Plague Bringer @ Kuma's corner. DELICIOUS!
  • Lindsay J.
    Lindsay JSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kuma's has the BEST mac and cheese I have ever had in a restaurant in my life!
  • Lynda
    LyndaAugust 25, 2011
    Best burgers EVAH! The line sucks sometimes, but it's so worth the wait!
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    The best burger in Chi-town, complete with egg on top.
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 7, 2014
    used to be good burgers. good vibe and music, good beer selection.
  • Michael O.
    Michael OsborneSeptember 26, 2011
    Get there early and you better love metal. This place kicks ass. And you will be rocked.
  • Liz O.
    Liz OhJuly 15, 2012
    This is the neurosis burger - not as crazy as the others
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterJuly 26, 2011
    The Mac n cheese is amazing...and could serve at least 3 people.
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasAugust 5, 2015
    Metal bar with the best burgers. Try the kuma burger!
  • Donna J.
    Donna JohnsonDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    That Lair of the Minotaur and the Neurosis are my favorites!
  • Ansell
    AnsellOctober 10, 2016
    Voted best 🍔 in Chicago for good reason!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SingletonJune 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Anything on the menu is amazing, but my fav is the Plague Bringer
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJune 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Mac & Cheese. Any combination of ingredients is oh so good!
  • Ann D.
    Ann DachotaMarch 9, 2013
    The wait is usually long but it's worth it, the mastadoon burger is awesome
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SkinnerSeptember 25, 2011
    Try the Slayer! My favorite beer there is Three Floyds Alpha King! SO good!
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PinkeyJune 10, 2012
    I normally can't stand burgers but this place rocks! Plus they dis on hipsters-pretty sweet
  • Kayla B.
    Kayla BernerNovember 7, 2011
    Try the clutch. Guaranteed to back you up for weeks but well worth it.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MathewsFebruary 4, 2015
    The Mac and cheese is killer!
  • Nadia K.
    I can't say that was the best burger I 've ever had, it was ok. Even though we took the special Kuma's burger it was tasteless and I didn't like it. A bit disappointed 😔
  • Lisa~Jason D.
    Lisa~Jason DarnellJanuary 12, 2014
    Anything u pick is great here!!
  • Claudia R.
    Claudia RichardsonAugust 20, 2010
    Go on a weeknight vs Friday Saturday to snag a spot and avoid a potential 3 hour wait...but it is worth wait!
  • Matt P.
    Matt PowlesJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Black Oak Arkansas! The sauce is too good for words!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BurrowsNovember 19, 2011
    Be prepared for a wait, but know that it's worth every second..
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 2, 2014
    Black saboth and better than a raw bat
  • Gina C.
    Gina CMay 11, 2014
    Such delicious tasting burgers and fun atmosphere
  • Anna
    AnnaMarch 25, 2016
    Anything you get will be amazing.
  • EMAC
    EMACJune 9, 2010
    The burgers are great and the mac and cheese is large enough to feed 2-3 depending on your crew and appetite.
  • Ray P.
    Ray PineAugust 5, 2012
    This is the best burger in the country. I love burgers and I've not met Kumas equal.
  • david m.
    david murphyOctober 15, 2015
    Hey Kuma's Corner, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out!
  • Jay
    JayJune 7, 2013
    My friend told me that it was the best burger in Chitown. He was right.
  • Jake T.
    Jake TedlundAugust 15, 2013
    Meat texture, quality and flavor was not good (neither was the 45 min wait after placing our order). Not worth the detour off the interstate unless you really love heavy metal and average burgers.
  • Waverly H.
    Waverly HumphreyOctober 2, 2010
    Menu was impressive, I liked the burger, but not a fan of the pretzel buns. Love the Jalepeno poppers.
  • Sammi G.
    Sammi GilmoreJune 25, 2011
    Awesome burgers! But they really need to bring the Mötörhead burger back!
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RiveraSeptember 18, 2012
    Ask for Chyna. Best waitress there. Tell her Matthew Rivera sent you. ;)
  • Karjan D.
    Karjan DambaughJune 22, 2014
    Everything I thought it would be.... Beyond amazing
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CummerSeptember 10, 2011
    Order the Kuma Burger! Best burger in Chicago!
  • Mad S.
    Mad SarAugust 17, 2013
    good mac n cheese, nice burgers, shady movies!
  • Genevieve B.
    Genevieve BachinskiFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Iron Maiden burger is on point. Best burger place in Chicago.
  • Dan
    DanDecember 30, 2015
    Be prepared to wait to be seated... carryout available during the winter.
  • Chewsy
    ChewsyOctober 27, 2012
    Like it spicy? The "Plague Bringer Burger" has your name all over it: Read more
  • Marvin G.
    Marvin GloverOctober 11, 2012
    Wednesday night in Chicago. What can I say?
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BarszczJanuary 22, 2013
    The place is ok, there are lots of better places! People just like to go because of the name
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KathySeptember 11, 2012
    Get the King Bong burger... best burger I've ever had!
  • Theodore S.
    Theodore SicklerMarch 3, 2012
    Open at 11:00 on Sat. All seats filled by 11:33.
  • Shelly
    ShellyMay 21, 2010
    Plague Bringer. a.k.a. The Ass Blaster. Get it. But beware of pousers in freshly bought Metallica tees and khaki shorts.
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I still vote Plaguebringer but now they have buffalo patties. Yay!
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GilmoreJuly 16, 2013
    Great beer list! A Chicago tradition!
  • Marc
    MarcJanuary 27, 2015
    The Slayer listed on Food Networks "Best. Burger. Ever."
  • Sandeep C.
    Sandeep C.January 12, 2013
    Get here when they open for shorter wait times
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanFebruary 26, 2016
    Mmmm, good! Get the buffalo patty!
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PayneSeptember 1, 2011
    Try ANY of the burgers with a fried egg!
  • Janice S.
    Janice SJuly 10, 2015
    Great burgers!!! Try the YOB burger.
  • Ch'ien C.
    Ch'ien ChanOctober 2, 2010
    The wait staff and bar staff are amazing! Oh, and so is the food!!!!
  • Kim W.
    Kim WilliamsDecember 31, 2011
    Come after 9 and you are in the clear.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HongJune 27, 2014
    Come 2 hours before you're hungry. At least half an hour to get a seat and we've been waiting nearly an hour for our burgers. SLOW KITCHEN.
  • Dino L.
    Dino LanzoJanuary 24, 2010
    Burgers are amazing. Waitresses are a nice mix of rude and nice. Beer is great (minus the PBR)
  • Dammond
    DammondAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pantera burger is spicy but damn is it good!!!!!
  • Doug W.
    Doug WilberJuly 24, 2012
    Don't plan to get in and out very quickly. The service is HORRIBLE.
  • Rob L.
    Rob LuchaAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    go there order, eat a burger, shut up, listen to some metal, have a beer, and enjoy!
  • Sei Jin L.
    Sei Jin LeeNovember 23, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the SLEEP during November. Turkey burger with a wheel of fried stuffing and topped with cranberry sauce. Nom!
  • Brian P.
    Brian PopeNovember 30, 2011
    Best burger in Chicago. Make that Illinois. No, America. Screw it, the world!
  • Marissa R.
    Marissa RyanMay 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    ABSU burger for the win!
  • Connie B.
    Connie BonnieSeptember 15
    Mastodon burger medium rare, perfection
  • Jarrod H.
    Jarrod HennisJuly 12, 2011
    Great Food, Great atmoshpere.. Wish we had something like that were i live. Read more
  • keidra c.
    keidra chaneyNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the pig destroyer is an underrated gem.
  • Aaron E.
    Aaron Enequist-LeikerMarch 22, 2014
    The Russian Circles burger is awesome! It's only here during March though.
  • Scott O.
    Scott OkamuraOctober 25, 2013
    Amazing burgers and a great beer list!
  • Evan G.
    Evan GordonMay 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    You can wait two hours or go across the street to Square where there's no wait and better food and drink!
  • Rob
    RobDecember 2, 2016
    The meat on any burger tastes so good!
  • Rosie C.
    Rosie CaveroAugust 20, 2013
    Try the bbq pork fries! Perfect 4 Two
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaNovember 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    No big name beers or drinks here. It's all small names and a cozy place with a heavy metal theme. The only place I would ever wait more than an hour for a burger because they're just that good.
  • Archie P.
    Archie PowellFebruary 18, 2013
    This place is best enjoyed on President's Day without RJ Schillaci.
  • Dave
    DaveMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want to bypass the line, go by yourself.
  • Mr. S.
    Mr. Saro.September 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Never waitied more than 30mins. Its def a judge of character...they make cub fan-pain in the asses wait longer.
  • Jen S.
    Jen StoutDecember 31, 2010
    great burgers, awful wait. don't expect your burger to be done anything over medium-rare\rare and expect to be pushed out the door while still chewing your last bite.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AsnerMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Just accept the wait as part of a night out. You'll commit three hours to going to the movies; think of this as the same kind of performance. Except with more meat.
  • Dana M.
    Dana Madden-RickardFebruary 24, 2013
    Get the mac and vheese your way, awesomeness
  • Manbque
    ManbqueAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Long wait? Head east to The Pork Shoppe for BBQ or Square Bar and Grill for excellent burgers.
  • Tim T.
    Tim TimMay 18
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers but the chili I am not a personal fan of.
  • Greg H.
    Greg HeratyJuly 8, 2012
    Best burgers, mac and cheese in city!!!!
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    Russian Circle Burgers were amazing!
  • Jay K.
    Jay KergerMay 7, 2013
    Metallica burger is awesome
  • Dammond
    DammondAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Metallica burger. Really good.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 17, 2013
    ginormous but amazing (& fat!) burgers
  • Angela N.
    Angela NgNovember 26, 2013
    Get the Mac n cheese! Its so good!!
  • Clayton M.
    Clayton McLaughlinFebruary 18, 2012
    Don't skip the appetizer like someone else recommended, it can take 45 minutes to get your food. If they say 2 hour wait, only leave for 60
  • Dammond
    DammondAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bacon and blue cheese fries
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RoskoDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Led zeppelin burger... Stairway to heaven!!!!!
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WieluszMay 25, 2010
    if you haven't been here yet, i pity you. my favorite burger, the High on Fire. also a good band.
  • eitan s.
    eitan shayNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    great burgers, awesome topping selection, divine bun, great atmosphere, music and beer selection.
  • R N.
    R NJanuary 13, 2016
    Great burgers and mac&cheese
  • Noah N.
    Noah NormanAugust 24, 2016
    Metal + burgers. I mean. Do it.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KubschDecember 9, 2012
    Flipping awesome! Well worth the wait!
  • Ninah R.
    Ninah RandolphMay 21, 2016
    Slayer, calamari, whiskey on tap
  • jessica p.
    jessica perrinMarch 1, 2010
    recommend the metallica for buffalo and blue cheese fans and a 3floyds brew to accompany
  • Dan A.
    Dan AswellJanuary 12, 2010
    BBQ Prok Fries rule. Get there early and be prepared to wait. Tasty beer too
  • Joe H.
    Joe HittermanNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The November burger of the month is called Sleep and is amazing
  • Justine W.
    Justine WongApril 3, 2014
    Burger rock music
  • Maegan M.
    Maegan MachineMay 30, 2013
    Get the Pantera Burger!
  • Maren B.
    Maren Bonamer TeelingJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome, per usual!! Thanks for asking :)
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebreOctober 3, 2011
    This kuma burger has given me more pleasure than some of my ex-girlfriends.
  • Dan M.
    Dan McCallumAugust 25, 2012
    Best fricken burger in Chicago!
  • Jimmy D.
    Jimmy DeveryMarch 4, 2016
    Every burger here is amazing!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BSeptember 17, 2009
    Go to Burger King two doors down, order a 2$ burger, eat in front of the gigantic Kuma line saying "MMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Burgers taste just as good without heavy metal."
  • Rakshat
    RakshatDecember 30, 2010
    Enjoy the beer list till you are seated, it will be that much funner
  • kholoud
    kholoudMay 24, 2013
    Vest burgers in town , hands down !
  • Carissa F.
    Carissa FelberAugust 21, 2010
    Yum is all I can say. Yum. Oh and bypass the line by bar hovering :)
  • Vicki
    VickiJuly 3, 2016
    Our burgers sucked..the pretzel bun was cold. And our fries looked promising but none were crispy..just soggy oily potatoes. Sorry this place is way overrated.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob ClausenSeptember 7, 2011
    Earthride burger with an egg, and midas touch beer.
  • Adrian W.
    Adrian WechtaJuly 14, 2010
    The mac n cheese serving will feed half of Ghana for days.
  • Monika E.
    Monika EblyDecember 15, 2011
    Impaled Nazarene- The December special is a must
  • Julian
    JulianMarch 11, 2010
    Heavy metal bar with the best burgers in Chicago. I had the Black Sabbath. Next time, the Iron Maiden.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DMarch 8, 2012
    If this is your first time here, don't get Mastodon. They'll know you're a n00b.
  • Tamir C.
    Tamir CohenMay 7, 2016
    The best burger I have ever had.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Andrew Zimmerman, chef of Sepia, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Led Zeppelin Burger. Read more
  • Chase T.
    Chase TurnerSeptember 23, 2011
    Wait three hours and then listen to shitty music. Payoff is that the burgers are amazing.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FrankenaFebruary 11, 2010
    Try one of their great burgers with a beer to complement the flavor.
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsMay 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Plaguebringer is where it's at. Pair with a Smutty Nose beer!
  • Sammi G.
    Sammi GilmoreJune 28, 2011
    Metallica burger is probably one if my faves :)
  • JoJoe "wyde open" W.
    Bring a second stomach and a pillow. You will need both.
  • LaJuan B.
    LaJuan BryantJune 5, 2015
  • StreetWise_CHI
    StreetWise_CHIJuly 30, 2012
    StreetWise fully supports the best burger joint in town!
  • Manbque
    ManbqueJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The poppers are awesome.
    KELLIEC LEEMay 8, 2012
    BE HUNGRY!!!...Burgers are HUGE!
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa Petrucci-BranonFebruary 8, 2014
    Super amazing yummy fun!
  • @KayeNW
    @KayeNWAugust 22, 2013
    Rude staff. Don't come dressed up. Came after a meeting to see friends.They profiled us & wouldn't let us talk w/ friends near their table. When dressed down previously the policy didn't apply.
  • Gadling
    GadlingSeptember 18, 2010
    Hungry? Bring a snack while you wait, maybe a picnic.
  • Catie T.
    Catie TyzoFebruary 22, 2014
    Be aggressive when getting a seat at the bar.
  • Moe D.
    Moe DeeAugust 4, 2015
  • Amber D.
    Amber DeitrichAugust 24, 2012
    Not for vegans, but surprisingly... Can be for vegetarians.
  • Sharon F.
    Sharon FlatenAugust 9, 2014
    why wait in a three + hour line for Hot Doug's when Kuma's is right around the corner?!
  • Juan D.
    Juan DelgadoJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    please don't forget to try the “ FAMOUS KUMA BURGER”Bacon, Cheddar, Fried Egg - $10 Read more
  • Andy H.
    Andy HaughMarch 3, 2013
    Come hungry. Very hungry.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LakieMay 23, 2011
    Gumballhead is a great beer to try!
  • David J.
    David JaraSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Find the 7 of diamonds. (it is not on the floor)
  • Robert B.
    Robert BleckeMarch 1, 2015
    Go for the Burgers, baby!
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinApril 26, 2010
    Chili is soooo awesome & spicy! Great waitstaff :-)
  • Stef G.
    Stef GAugust 30, 2011
    Amazing burgers...skip the fries
  • Charo
    CharoJuly 24, 2015
    Great lunch yesterday. 😋
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RosensonJuly 20, 2013
    Best Mac & Cheese ever
  • Terry P.
    Terry PacanowskiSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Metallica Burger is Just Amazing
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SJDecember 5, 2015
    The Iron Maiden burger is pretty good.
  • Sergio T.
    Sergio TorresMay 5, 2012
    Be sure to wash your hands after using the bathroom.
  • David C.
    David CurielNovember 27, 2014
    Long wait but slightly overrated when you consider the meat to bun ratio. Rather dry burger
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KindermanSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Now with Cane and Ebel on tap. Just when I thought it couldn't get better.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MackSeptember 24, 2015
    The MetaL and the burgers
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChapmanDecember 10, 2011
    Sit at the bar for Better service
  • Heather D.
    Heather DrownsApril 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    High On Fire, best burger I've ever had!
  • Taryn S.
    Taryn SandulyakOctober 28, 2011
    The plague burger is the best thing.
  • Colin
    ColinNovember 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Burgers, beer
  • Rick E F.
    Rick E FoxFebruary 18, 2016
    Beer, Burgers
  • Michael P.
    Michael PallaskeAugust 2, 2013
    Perfect as fawk
  • Tim M.
    Tim M.May 24, 2009
    There is usually a line, but it is worth the wait. The music is loud and the burgers are awesome!
  • John S.
    John StillwellMay 31, 2010
    Got the Insect Warfare. It was amazing. But you can never go wrong with the Slayer.
  • Alfares A.
    Alfares AlzahraniOctober 14, 2013
    GHOST!!! will never regret....
  • Michael C.
    Michael CaputoFebruary 19, 2010
    I hear the burgers are amazing and I can't wait to taste one!
  • John P.
    John PavlickJanuary 7, 2016
    Absu burger is so great
  • Angel C.
    Angel CastilloNovember 25, 2014
  • Robin R.
    Robin RodriguezJune 30, 2011
    without a doubt the best burger in chicago Read more
  • Elisa
    ElisaApril 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    BBQ Pulled Pork Fries. Do it.
  • Miguel O.
    Miguel OroApril 9, 2016
    Metallica (burnt)
  • Brad W.
    Brad WrayJuly 12, 2015
    Burgers and beers
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CastilloMay 14, 2013
    Best burgers in town
  • Frenchie D.
    Frenchie DelauroApril 17, 2010
    Best burgers in town... great mac n cheese too
  • Odo
    OdoFebruary 23, 2012
    Kuma Burger really nice Read more
  • Brett B.
    Brett BFebruary 21, 2012
    Best mustard i have tried
  • @MisterHirsch
    @MisterHirschAugust 22, 2013
    They serve burgers here.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BernsFebruary 13, 2012
    Hippies...make sure to enter in the back.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PNovember 17, 2013
    The Pantera burger ... omg
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VMay 30, 2013
    mac n cheese > burgers
  • Theodore S.
    Theodore SicklerMarch 3, 2012
    Get here early. Or better yet, don't.
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MackJune 4, 2011
    Getting rid of the waffle fries was a huge mistake.
  • Mark M.
    Mark ModrickerApril 20, 2015
    Its the BOMB!!! @markmod4040 Read more
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillApril 10, 2015
    Great burgers
  • Tracy T.
    Tracy TakacsAugust 21, 2014
    The Mac and cheese
  • Deema
    DeemaMay 21, 2016
    Burgers on the best pretzel bun
  • Donna J.
    Donna JohnsonDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the neurosis!
  • dave d.
    dave derrickMay 16, 2010
    Get the mac & cheese. Customizable. I recommend broccoli & sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WhiteAugust 24
    This is the original.
  • Maricela C.
    Huge burgers lol
  • baxter s.
    baxter sarahJuly 22, 2010
    consume an entire burger or plate of mac & cheese
  • carlos v.
    carlos varelaMarch 1, 2010
    Order the mac and cheese with bacon, chicken and broccoli.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LapeniaApril 10, 2013
    Only one word can describe this place. Boomshakalaka
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BiksackySeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Burgers and Beer.
  • KMQ 7.
    KMQ 7January 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta have the Led Zeppelin burger and the Mac & Cheese.
    Black Sabbath burger
  • William Q.
    Good burgers!!!
  • Sidharth K.
    Sidharth KakkarFebruary 23, 2010
    Great burgers, but the mac and cheese sucked. And the loud metal music is not for me.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NguyenMarch 9, 2012
    Best Mac and cheese ever!!!
  • adam
    adamDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lair of the Minotaur for President.
  • Alexandria
    AlexandriaMay 22, 2011
    Hipsters use back door, no exceptions.
  • Todd & Rachel J.
    Todd & Rachel JohnsonNovember 5, 2010
    For those in AA: 1. Don't come here. 2. If you ignored 1., try the Sprecher Cream Soda
  • Tara E.
    Tara ElizabethJanuary 16, 2013
    One word: Epic! ♥
  • Claudia
    ClaudiaFebruary 27
    Mac and cheese
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CollinsOctober 1, 2012
    Still waiting for our burgers. How long does it take to cook a freakin burger?
  • Mark O.
    Mark OAugust 13, 2011
    No veggie burger patties today, August 13, 2011
  • Tofu D.
    Tofu De la MooreOctober 1, 2011
    An hour and a half wait. Holy sh**! We waited, though. 
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HarkinsApril 27, 2016
    Get the YOB!
  • Todd @.
    Todd @djrockteeJune 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Smash dat burger bro!
  • Kate L.
    Kate LampeApril 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on a weeknight.
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneFebruary 25, 2011
    Black Oak Arkansas...pretty damn tasty, this one.
  • Victor P.
    Victor PucciniMay 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best burgers EVER!!!!
  • Ralph T.
    Ralph TobiasFebruary 23, 2014
    Slayer is not a burger.
  • Erik
    ErikFebruary 21, 2013
    Meat Sweats Will Happen
  • Ben F.
    Ben FosterJanuary 3, 2010
    The meat is so delicious, it must come from Unicorns. Delicious Unicorns.
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea ReyesFebruary 28, 2012
    Absolutely delicious
  • Alex F.
    Alex Foucre-StimesJanuary 18, 2010
    go when the patio is open for a lesser wait.
  • Ashland T.
    Ashland ThomasOctober 18, 2013
  • Penny S.
    Penny SApril 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hey chucklehead, don't try to order food while you wait for your table. Not gonna happen. And TIP!
  • Jonathan N.
    Jonathan NeumannMarch 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pantera baby
  • Ross W. B.
    Ross W. Berman IVAugust 11, 2010
    Best Burger Meat ever
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GomezFebruary 2, 2011
    Burgers are insane!!
  • Rob B.
    Rob BolesJanuary 19, 2010
    Drink Woodford Whiskey here for any reason, but mostly because they serve it from a tap.
  • Jr H.
    Jr HaddockJanuary 15, 2010
    Eat meat, worship Satan! and try the martini's.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VuletichMarch 4, 2011
    Hour and 45 minutes for a table? Hell yeah, the food is that good.
  • Troy S.
    Troy SymonsDecember 31, 2015
    Never disappointed!!!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ColsonApril 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bourbon selection has gone to shit.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmartAugust 30, 2010
    The Greatest Burger known to MANKIND
  • Trevor H.
    Trevor HansonApril 30, 2011
    The hostess is a b**** and full of it
  • Kevin J.
    Kevin JohnsonAugust 11, 2009
    Wear tight tiny jeans and converse shoes to not wait the standard 2 hours. The YOB is tasty but the staff is the worst. Easy Hipsters you are not that cool.
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GibsonSeptember 29, 2009
    Plague Bringer makes a great veggie burger. Enjoy with RC Cola.
  • Frank C.
    Frank CardenasJune 7, 2010
    Order the Slayer and finish it. Your finished the damn thing.
  • Lawrence J.
    Lawrence JacobsOctober 7, 2011
    Drink, eat, and be American!
  • Beth R.
    Beth RobinsonJuly 3, 2012
    It's hot in here!!
  • Chopper L.
    Chopper LewisFebruary 28, 2010
    High on Fire and PBR..too good for words..
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KniewelJanuary 6, 2010
    Yes, it must be meat from unicorns and the mussels from mermaids
  • Josh C.
    Josh CopelandSeptember 18, 2009
    Wait for first winter comfort food craving. Head to Kumas. Order Mac & Cheese. Success.
  • RickTheHat
    RickTheHatJanuary 2, 2010
    two hour wait on the weekends, well worth it :)
  • Primo B.
    Primo Bahena jrOctober 25, 2011
    Dress like a rock star
  • alfredo a.
    alfredo alfaroFebruary 7, 2010
    Get a Slayer Burger, eat the whole thing.
  • Dana T.
    Dana TedescoAugust 14, 2010
    They have the mutha funkin Royal Crown of Cola: RC
  • Eli G.
    Eli GratzMarch 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Show up before you're actually hungry
  • Jason R.
    Jason RudolphMay 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best. Burgers. Ever.
  • Chip
    ChipFebruary 17, 2010
    Lived up to every bit of the hype.
  • Neha P.
    Neha PatodiaOctober 12, 2010
    Cherry martini
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NakamuraApril 6, 2012
    2 hour wait. Had to leave
  • Miggy D.
    Miggy DownsApril 23, 2010
    Love the clutch
  • Michael N.
    Michael NogroskiDecember 2, 2009
    this place is evil but actually that is a good thing after all.
  • Kara T.
    Kara TaylorJanuary 28, 2012
    Not what it once was. Where are our waffle fries?
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SotoJanuary 23, 2010
    Be prepared to wait, but the beer is good.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SantiagoJune 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Insect warfare FTW!
  • Leeann
    LeeannSeptember 4, 2010
    no A/C. you've been warned.
  • Loryn .
    Loryn 🗡️December 8, 2009
    Dark throne ftw
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilleyMay 6, 2012
    The dank is gone. It's full of douche bags who saw it on Check Please. Totally sold out. What a shame. :(
  • John V.
    John VJune 14, 2010
    Eat a Burger
  • Teresa Z.
    Teresa ZyungSeptember 30, 2009
    try the mac and cheese
  • Brandon Y.
    Brandon YoderMay 25, 2010
  • David S.
    David SchachJuly 30, 2009
    EAT! The burgers are amazing.
  • LouieTHM
    LouieTHMOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    No more PBR :(
  • Babo-Buddha
    Babo-BuddhaFebruary 17, 2014
    Man sagt, dass es hier den besten Burger Chicagos gibt. Meiner war großartig. Sehr laute Heavy-Metal-Musik und sehr voll... aber das muss so!
  • Manuel A.
    Manuel AdamsJanuary 16, 2016
    Las hamburguesas son grandes y de calidad pero no son tan increibles
  • Cristyam O.
    Cristyam OtavianoJanuary 31, 2012
    Delicia delicia assim você me engorda
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ColónFebruary 18, 2012
    die emo die
    KNIGHTZ DIEMay 11, 2011
    Omg... no comments
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