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Public House

Gastropub, Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • @jason_
    "They have a great beer selection, try the local Revolution brews."(10 Tips)
    Jim D.
    "The dry rub fries are amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Jennifer S.
    "The table taps are pretty cool, but this place is always packed."(3 Tips)
    Andrew J.
    "Holographic keyboards?"(3 Tips)
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  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BuckleyDecember 28, 2016
    fried chicken sandwich was awesome! so much more than I expected
  • Carly K.
    Carly KleinOctober 19, 2016
    Salad with chicken avocado and goat cheese
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonyOctober 10, 2016
    Neighborhood spot. Great beer selection but not the best food.
  • Annie
    AnnieSeptember 19, 2016
    Decided to try the chorizo on the nachos-and so glad I did!
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie RytlewskiApril 15, 2016
    The wait staff was quick and the appetizers were awesome.
  • Nathan
    NathanJanuary 26, 2016
    If you don't know which craft draft to get ask. Staff will guide you.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always packed on the weekends!! Go during the week to get a table. They have great food and beers on tap
  • David H.
    David HildnerDecember 2, 2015
    Accommodations
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OConnorNovember 27, 2015
    The Waygu Brisket Dip sandwich is so delicious! The bread is soft and beef is extremely tender. Try it with the Cauliflower Mash, a nice compliment.
    Downvoted Feb 22
  • Joey N.
    Joey NowakOctober 9, 2015
    OK food, outrageously loud.
  • Christian H.
    Christian HummelSeptember 11, 2015
    Great house cider called Public House! Not too sweet, easy to drink as a solo.
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReedAugust 3, 2015
    Ask for the daily specials. Usually those are your best bet for great food.
  • Bill S.
    Bill SindewaldJune 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels were very good!
  • Leland B.
    Leland BrewsterJune 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The wings are delicious!
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasJune 9, 2015
    Good cocktails and a fun atmosphere
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchApril 29, 2015
    For Bitches with a sweet tooth head to the Public House. As you can tell, we love our doughnuts. Public House offers doughnut fried French toast…need we say more? Read more
  • Jason K.
    Jason KhooMarch 19, 2015
    Their food to share is great during happy hour. Real good for snacking.
  • Mark S.
    Mark StefkoFebruary 20, 2015
    Excellent selection of craft beers. Very lively. Excellent food too!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJanuary 4, 2015
    Good burgers
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightDecember 5, 2014
    Lots of bro types here. It's a scene designed for the suburban crowd.
  • Don N.
    Don NunnDecember 4, 2014
    Nachos with skirt steak. Definitely shareable!
  • Keith K.
    Keith KiktaNovember 19, 2014
    Try the baked kale and chicken salad... Amazing
  • kime b.
    kime baranowskiSeptember 27, 2014
    Excited for JK & Nick Cater with my girls ❤️❤️❤️
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenAugust 26, 2014
    Yummy nachos, yummy beers.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterAugust 24, 2014
    Decent food. Nice atmosphere and location
  • Axer D.
    Axer DaxerAugust 16, 2014
    #FishTacos @publichouse #Chicago. Homemade #Tobasco inspired hot sauce was a nice touch 7/10
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchAugust 7, 2014
    Good happy hour spot
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel C.August 7, 2014
    The burgers are amazing! :-)
  • Gyi T.
    Gyi TsakalakisAugust 7, 2014
    Table taps.
  • Anuta S.
    Anuta SJune 12, 2014
    Amazing crisp cider! Bowls of mussels is a must try--fresh and decent sized. Service is fast and friendly.
  • Susan K.
    Susan KingMay 29, 2014
    They have great flatbreads! If you can't decide which beer to have, try the flights. I LOVED to Not Your Father's Root Beer! 10% ABV but tasted just like Root Beer --- could be dangerous ;-)
  • amy m.
    amy millerMay 28, 2014
    I had the dry rubbed fries and the chili. They were both very yummy.
  • Kara S.
    Kara SmithApril 30, 2014
    Their gimlets are extra sour. Careful.
  • @jason_
    @jason_April 4, 2014
    They have a great beer selection, try the local Revolution brews. I also enjoyed the food I ordered.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJanuary 11, 2014
    Fun place downtown
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AdairDecember 27, 2013
    Loved this place - the choice of beers on tap should make everyone happy!
  • Laura A.
    Laura AriasNovember 18, 2013
    Delicious Burgers. Came for lunch stayed till after dinner! The scene became much more lively after 4 on a Friday.
  • James W.
    James Wooten IIINovember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Randoms, uglies and barely cold beer.
  • Travis I.
    Travis InceNovember 16, 2013
    Dumb broads and meathead douchebags welcome
  • Shawn D.
    Shawn DickensheetsNovember 12, 2013
    Candlelight pretzel!
  • Matty G.
    Matty GetlooseOctober 31, 2013
    Awesome place. Beers for years. Don't reach under the bar , that's my gum!
  • Jorge G.
    Jorge GarridoOctober 13, 2013
    chingonazo!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BakerOctober 11, 2013
    Don't spill your baby Guinness!!!
  • Uber Chicago ..
    Uber Chicago .September 19, 2013
    Offering free Multiple Choice Mac & Cheese with purchase of $20 (Friday)/Free DoItYourself Nachos with purchase of $20 during Uber Chicago's CHILOVESuberX, 9/20-9/22.
  • Bob K.
    Bob KerstingAugust 30, 2013
    Sooooooooooooo sloooooooooow
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ShatnyyAugust 25, 2013
    Definitely doughy bar with ton of sales people :)
  • Patricia S.
    Patricia SmithAugust 24, 2013
    It is a Packer's bar. Ugh!
  • Deanna M.
    Deanna M.August 16, 2013
    Salads are to die for, hearty portion sizes
  • Steve C.
    Steve CampbellAugust 4, 2013
    This place has an excellent craft beer selection. Don't be purchasing any Budweisers in chere.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BischoffJuly 27, 2013
    Warning: Drinks are very wet.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2013
    Looking for a sports bar around downtown and the loop? Get here and checkout their killer mac 'n cheese and burgers and great drink selection.
  • Charlotte W.
    Charlotte WangJuly 2, 2013
    Love their three year old cheddar with pretzel
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WinterJune 2, 2013
    Good food, took a little too long...
  • Meghan C.
    Meghan CorcoranMay 24, 2013
    Just ran into six Boston firefighters on vacation.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SvenssonMay 23, 2013
    Misto Mussels are awesome!
  • Clifford B.
    Clifford BrownApril 29, 2013
    Grabbed some local drafts and nachos before a show ... very nice and the service was great.
  • Toke T.
    Toke TangkjaerApril 22, 2013
    Left Hand Milk Stout on tap!!
  • Miguel P.
    Miguel PerezApril 13, 2013
    Cheese curds. Stop looking at your phone, flag down the waitress, and thank me later.
  • Brandi S.
    Brandi SmithMarch 17, 2013
    Good luck if you don't know somebody. The doormen are complete dicks.
  • Jarrett P.
    Jarrett PaytonMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Seasoned fries are off the hook! Ask for the Jp wheat Ale!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WheelerMarch 15, 2013
    The Tiger Shrimp Burger is a must! Pair it with a handmade cherry coke from the bar.
  • Veezworld
    VeezworldFebruary 28, 2013
    Best Old Fashioneds in River East!
  • Adam A.
    Adam AndersonFebruary 27, 2013
    If you don't get the "Waffles and Bananas", you are wrong. It doesn't matter how full you are...you'll find room. One of the best desserts ever.
  • Lindsay W.
    Lindsay WasheleskiFebruary 24, 2013
    Burnt end brisket Mac n chz
  • Josh W.
    Josh WardellFebruary 15, 2013
    Smoked Kobe Beef is awesome. So is the beer selection. Small-batch ever-changing house beer is made by goose island and always a good choice.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KennyFebruary 13, 2013
    House cut fries are banging!
  • Glen V.
    Glen VeedFebruary 3, 2013
    Crowded!!!
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoDecember 31, 2012
    I don't get the lines: friendly service but food's not that spectacular
  • Marco T.
    Marco TillmannDecember 31, 2012
    Impressive beer selection and friendly staff.
  • DK F.
    DK FilmiDecember 25, 2012
    awesome food...
  • Megha G.
    Megha GhildiyalNovember 26, 2012
    Hand cut fries and the accompanying dips are simply delicious
  • ACME Hotel Company Chicago
    The Public House has over 100 beer choices. Enough said. Recommended seating: A table tap booth where you choose your own beers and serve yourself. Gratuitous ACME plug: Do Your Thing!!!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sometimes... when someone else is paying, you order a really nice beer. #halfshanked #jimmyMac @cfrances-
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Custom order Mac n Cheese. Order it, Eat it & keep it coming. Obvs you need truffle oil. Other than that go nuts!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make a reservation for a table with a tap. Minimum 6 people. Pay what you drink. Plus the food is really delish! And the DJ is the best in the city. I recommend the table with Jameson. 'Twas HUGE!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect birthday spot! Request a sparkler for your special birthday person. Warning: be sure your camera is ready, because a sparkler will not stay lit forever.
  • Josh
    JoshOctober 24, 2012
    Don't go Tuesday night. It's industry night. Even more understaffed.
  • Josh
    JoshOctober 22, 2012
    Understaffed Sunday Nights
  • SNOCRU
    SNOCRUOctober 21, 2012
    Pour it yourself? Don't mind if we do!
  • Lavender K.
    Lavender KelleySeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    WiFi password: happyplace
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottSeptember 10, 2012
    Great spot to hang and watch a Bears game. Personal Jameson and beer on tap.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BeyersAugust 25, 2012
    Monica is the worst bartender in Chicago. In all my years in the industry I've never seen someone so anti customer service oriented.
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 24, 2012
    Tons of great drafts and a wide open space. Two bars at the front and back of the house. On a Friday and Saturday - lines can be out the door and onto the street.
  • George
    GeorgeAugust 13, 2012
    It's a bar.
  • Sheila C.
    Sheila ChhimJuly 22, 2012
    I didn't eat the food. I just went for the music and the dancing. I realized that if you're a not tall, white and busty girl, the bouncers will make you wait outside for an hour.
  • Christie
    ChristieJune 25, 2012
    Good food. Bad service. Baaaaaaad.
  • Johanna C.
    Johanna CookJune 21, 2012
    Ask for a Jarrett Payton All-American Wheat Ale!
  • Josh J.
    Josh JamourJune 19, 2012
    Two words... holographic keyboards... yep that's right! Wish we had things like this back home!!
  • Mary Kay H.
    Mary Kay HardcastleJune 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken wings are very tasty.
  • Kathryn J.
    Kathryn JenningsMay 28, 2012
    Best slaw I've ever had, light, not syrupy, super crunchy and sweet yum!
  • Eklypse T.
    Eklypse TominesMay 27, 2012
    $11 for a shot of Patron Tequila Reposado.
  • Eric "Slo" W.
    Eric "Slo" WilliamsMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich and the variety of beer they have on tap or by the bottle. Green Line is my favorite.
  • David S.
    David SokolMay 20, 2012
    The urinals are too low for tall people.
  • Collin V.
    Collin VMay 10, 2012
    Chorizo mussels with a Matilda Belgium beer
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Any place that offers beer hoppy enough to be represented by two rabbits banging is good-to-go in my book.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueApril 21, 2012
    Tons of TV's and 72oz beers. Watch a game and have a HUGE beer.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 17, 2012
    Public House has taken all the trappings of a typical sports bar—TVs everywhere, cheese curds and beer—and yuppified them. A hefty beer list boasts American craft ales and specialty Belgians. Read more
  • Kitchenboy
    KitchenboyApril 14, 2012
    If available, get the kobe beef brisket. Yum!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GaghanApril 14, 2012
    Well..there was a feather in our fries..that was gross
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Try the arugula and grapefruit salad, with peppery greens complementing the bittersweet grapefruit, shaved fennel giving depth and toasted pistachios adding crunch. Read more
  • Alexander T.
    Alexander TruelockNovember 25, 2015
    Un poco X a mi parecer, las alitas de buen tamaño pero tampoco son las más ricas que haya probado.
  • Karla S.
    Karla SillerAugust 29, 2015
    Los tacos de carne
  • Charlie
    CharlieAugust 16, 2015
    La música increíble y el lugar súper padre para una noche de copas.
  • Gustavo G.
    Gustavo GutierrezOctober 2, 2014
    los tragos y el ambiente
  • Marisa B.
    Marisa Batista de SáSeptember 11, 2014
    Comida excelente.
  • La Guía Raspberry
    La Guía RaspberryMarch 20, 2013
    Un hotel muy nice para descansar como se debe.
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