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Schubas & Lincoln Hall

Schubas Tavern

Music Venue, Bar, and Restaurant
Lakeview, Chicago
84 Tips and reviews
  • mac & cheese
  • schlitz
  • 4 bloodies
  • music
  • Bloody Marys
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  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanDecember 27, 2016
    Intimate music venue with more small act performers. The sister of Lincoln Hall.
  • C R.
    C ReyApril 9, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Great beers, bartenders, and brunch. Oh and some of the best live shows the city has to offer. Check the calendar and go see one!
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockFebruary 10, 2016
    Great venue, nice bar setup (maybe 40s? 30s?) food looks amazing too. Particularly the mac & cheese. Schlitz on tap because it used to be a Schlitz brewery.
  • Rebecca L.
    Rebecca LunaOctober 6, 2015
    Great sound, nice intimate venue :)
  • Nic B.
    Nic BerryAugust 19, 2015
    Food & Music!
  • SpringRewards
    SpringRewardsJuly 16, 2015
    Try Schubas's amazing mac & cheese and earn real cash back! Join Schuba's rewards program and get exclusive offers today. Read more
  • Maria M.
    Maria MastalerzMay 16, 2015
    Breakfast beer!
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistJanuary 27, 2015
    Here, there are several live lit shows you can catch in Chicago this winter. Guts & Glory, hosted by Keith Ecker and Samantha Irby, is never a disappointment. Read more
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDNovember 30, 2014
    Great music venue. Reminds me of NYC's Mercury Lounge.
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsSeptember 29, 2014
    Matt Braunger & CJ.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SergeevaSeptember 26, 2014
    You can always sneak inside and listen to some nice bands live when the guy at the door isn't around ( which happens pretty often).
  • Gone F.
    Gone FishingAugust 24, 2014
    Cuban with mac n cheese. Great combo!
  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 9, 2014
    The omelettes at brunch are fantastic. If you're here for lunch or dinner, I highly recommend the Mac & cheese. You can add whatever you want to it and make it taste amazing. Get funky with it.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MeekAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hipster scene
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MeekAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac and cheese is amazing here! Great brunch and bloody Mary's
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchAugust 7, 2014
    Great place to eat dinner before seeing a local band in the back room.
  • Justine G.
    Justine G.August 6, 2014
    Good place to see a show.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MulcroneAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my absolute favorite music venues in Chicago and it serves some of the best mac n cheese in the city, too!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    The beautiful wood-accented back room of this 100-year-old building is one of the city's best places to catch local acts before they get big, while the front bar serves up a mean mac'n'cheese. Read more
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Intimate room? Warm décor? Check. Cool bands? Check. Mac and cheese? Check. Schubas was right away one of my favorite places to see a concert in the city. Read more
  • Tim L.
    Tim LenzFebruary 7, 2014
    Try the Schlitz!
  • Kooter
    KooterDecember 12, 2013
    Might be small, but this place is great. Live music and the people are amazing. Decent prices, too.
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconNovember 9, 2013
    Mac and Cheese fever
  • alex m.
    alex moskosOctober 27, 2013
    Few people know that Twerking started here.
  • Tornaparts !.
    Tornaparts !October 16, 2013
    Its Schubas man! ...the best bands in the city play here. They don't let my band play here. Stroll in, pick up a $10 Schlitz and groove. This is where its at.
  • Chioke M.
    Chioke McRaeSeptember 3, 2013
    Cool place in Lakeview with nice wine, service and amazing buffalo chicken tenders.
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MiguezJuly 20, 2013
    Terrible terrible terrible service.
    WILSONFebruary 27, 2013
    The Midwest's Gnarly, Rock N' Roll Juggernauts Read more
    WILSONFebruary 27, 2013
    The Midwest's Gnarly, Rock N' Roll Juggernauts
  • Anja H.
    Anja HarrisFebruary 4, 2013
    They have an event hall upstairs for rent. It's beautiful and cozy. Excellent food.
  • Bill I Am T.
    Bill I Am TDecember 17, 2012
    Come to see one of many great shows and while the band is warming up you can get ready for a long night out with the Mac'N'Cheese. I love it with the pulled pork and broccoli.
  • Lane F.
    Lane FortinberryNovember 4, 2012
    Awesome bloody marys!
  • Anna-Karin B.
    Anna-Karin BerglundJune 15, 2012
    Great place to play if you're a band. Fantastic sound, good stage, nice staff, air-conditioned green room, great food especially the vegan burrito. Best venue on this tour!
  • Rich C.
    Rich ColeMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fri. 5/18. The Fine Time DJs upstairs all night! Funk, soul, jazz, boogie. 9pm. FREE!
  • Chuck D.
    Chuck DonahueMay 12, 2012
    Use the parking lot next door. Street parking isn't the easiest or cheapest.
  • Rich C.
    Rich ColeApril 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Fine Time is music that grooves! Third Fridays in Schubas Upstairs Lounge. 9pm. FREE! Read more
  • Travis L.
    Travis LifeApril 16, 2012
    dress cool because it will be hot during the show.
  • Gentlemen Hall
    Gentlemen HallApril 14, 2012
    Beautiful venue, and great beer selection!
  • Tom W.
    Tom WalshMarch 24, 2012
    My coffee's temperature ranged drastically throughout my dining experience
  • Frank S.
    Frank SochackiFebruary 25, 2012
    wi-fi network: Schubas guest wi-fi password: none - via
  • Shaun M.
    Shaun MayFebruary 24, 2012
    All the food is great and the service is awesome
  • Megan O.
    Megan OgulnickFebruary 21, 2012
    If you're a tall gentleman, please stand to the side or back. If you stand in the middle I can't see. Thank you. :)
  • Karen R.
    Karen R.February 17, 2012
    Fun music venue but gets so packed that you can't fully enjoy or see the performers even if you arrive early and get a table.
  • Claudine P.
    Claudine PatelFebruary 4, 2012
    Amazing chocolate bread pudding and beer selection!
  • Erin M.
    Erin MoloneyDecember 18, 2011
    Try the Spicy Bloody Mary
  • Nick G.
    Nick GDecember 3, 2011
    Go for a show. Leave after the show. Go to a different bar on Southport or Lincoln.
  • Koko C.
    Koko CooperNovember 27, 2011
    I love Schubas, but $14 for a blind russian in essentially a sippy cup filled with ice? C'mon guys....
  • Amy H.
    Amy HenningOctober 29, 2011
    Delicious $4 Bloodys on Saturday, plus 15% off brunch bill.
  • Karyn
    KarynOctober 22, 2011
    Great mac & cheese.
  • Cole B.
    Cole BOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome bar for a night with friends or to see great music. If hungry Mac & Cheese is great and it's half price on Wednesdays.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DenhamSeptember 25, 2011
    Better than my moms meatloaf and my mom makes really good meatloaf!
  • Ellie S.
    Ellie SislerSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $4 bloodies, mimosas, and screwdrivers all weekend...awesome!
  • The Parlotones
    The ParlotonesAugust 11, 2011
    See The Parlotones here on 10/23/11!
    RCRD LBLJune 29, 2011
    The back room's a great size and has the best touring and local indie acts. The front room is where everybody knows your name. Check them out on Facebook - they're always giving away tickets to fans.
  • Allie B.
    Allie BustionJune 13, 2011
    Saw two of the best shows of my life here. A sold out crowd has never felt better. Read more
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    If you can't squeeze into the front, stake out a spot just in front of the soundboard. The view's decent, the sound's perfect, and best of all, you're beer-line adjacent for the whole show.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SmithMay 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to tease Mo.
  • Digital Tour Bus
    Digital Tour BusMay 11, 2011
    This venue not only has an awesome room for shows, but they also have a sit-down restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner! So, grab a bite to eat before the show. You won't be sorry!
  • Matt Z.
    Matt ZawickiApril 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $4 Jim Beams on Wednesday.
  • Paige P.
    Paige PopejoyApril 6, 2011
    Try the Bells and show Kyra some love.
  • Tall Dave
    Tall DaveApril 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a Guinness, or two, or more.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 29, 2011
    Spoon, Wilco, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket... You can see some of the best up and coming bands in the country here. If you're not in the mood for music, you can take a couple well made cocktails. Read more
  • Manbque
    ManbqueMarch 19, 2011
    Great venue! Good Mac and Cheese. Yummy beer.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CosterFebruary 5, 2011
    We're getting the band back together! Welcome to the EventCamp National Conference Welcome Reception! Thanks to Eventbrite for helping us throw this shindig. Don't forget to tag everything #ecnc!
  • Erin
    ErinOctober 25, 2010
    come before your show for some amazing mac and cheese
  • P. Griffin B.
    P. Griffin BaronOctober 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Honey Chicken Brie sandwich. Probably one of my favorite sandwiches anywhere. Not just Chicago. ...ANYWHERE.
  • Joe H.
    Joe HallisseyJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac & Cheese is awesome but get the "mini" order if you can't eat alot!
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    This tavern sometimes offers kids' music shows, and families with children are welcome at the Harmony Grill.Powered by Read more
  • Nick S.
    Nick SalinasJune 1, 2010
    Amy Cook is playing Schuba's on June 23rd. Don't forget to buy your tickets! She is so good. Read more
  • orbaddict
    orbaddictMay 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This used to be a good place to play pinball, but now there's a booth in it's place. Totally lame. At least the music venue is nice.
  • David S.
    David SchafferMay 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit outside if possible. Today - not possible.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ClayMarch 13, 2010
    Go see a show that Liz Kannenberg fronts!
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MooneyMarch 13, 2010
    Lizz Kannenberg's band is the best. Annnd order the hummus
  • Margie S.
    Margie SFebruary 28, 2010
    Because it's Schubas!
  • Stu T.
    Stu ThompsonFebruary 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Purple apples banging out the tunes. Digable for 13 yr olds
  • Tim M.
    Tim MulcroneFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Haven't been here since I started my foursquare account but that'll change Feb. 26th when Rocky Votolato rolls into town
  • Brendan F.
    Brendan FitzpatrickFebruary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Mayor gets their 2nd drink (draught beer, glass of wine, or well drink) FREE every time they come in! Let the games begin :)
  • David S.
    David SpitzFebruary 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great band performed tonight, NOMO!
  • val c.
    val caponeJanuary 16, 2010
    As always, all you need to make a night, or day, of drinking is good friends and a photobooth
  • Mike E.
    Mike EwingDecember 3, 2009
    Go to Schubas when the first band starts playing and sit/stand near the back of the bar. If you like what you hear through the door, buy a ticket and head in. If not, don't waste your money.
  • Sei Jin L.
    Sei Jin LeeOctober 24, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    For some sold out shows, show up an hour early and grab something to eat. When someone shows up at the door for the music room ask if there's any tickets being sold at the door and you may have a shot
  • Brian B.
    Brian BSeptember 17, 2009
    Go see their Residency Mondays. You'll be able to say "I saw them live last year" more often than most.
  • Liz S.
    Liz SchwartzSeptember 7, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Best mac n cheese in town! (and half priced on Mondays)
  • Louis K.
    Louis Klieger3 days ago
    Intimate concert venue. Cozy. Good beer specials.
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