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Square Bar & Grill

(Now Closed)
Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
Northwest Side, Chicago
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  • Dave
    DaveOctober 21, 2016
    This bar is closed.
  • carl Michael
    carl MichaelJune 18, 2015
    Great specials. Friendly and comfortable especially compared to the Zooma across the street. Hard to get on their internet, though.
  • mariscia t.
    mariscia thompsonMay 31, 2015
    Everything but looove the cheese curds
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffJanuary 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Kuma's waiting room. ...But actually just as good as endlessly overrated Kuma's. Great burgers, delicious chili, cheap bourbon, and great beers. Rad specials and excellent vegetarian options.
  • Juan R.
    Juan RamosDecember 23, 2014
    Burger s good
  • Nichole H.
    Nichole HemkerJune 28, 2014
    Great burgers. Great drinks. Defiantly will go back.
  • Michelle
    MichelleMarch 14, 2014
    The spinach artichoke dip is delish!
  • Nikki K.
    Nikki KanelosFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    American dream is fantastic! A great place to catch a Blackhawks game (nachos are great for games) and the range of beer is awesome
  • Erick M.
    Erick MejiaDecember 14, 2013
    Best burgers ever! Kobe surf n turf burger is unbelievable
  • Chris
    ChrisNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Sweet Potato Fries, Ever!!!!
  • Michael V.
    Michael VoglSeptember 1, 2013
    Burgers rival Kuma's across the street. Tuna was fabulous. This is our new "go to" place.
  • Dorian G.
    Dorian GraduJuly 27, 2013
    Three Floyds Gumball Head draft and a Volcano burger is the only thing u need to order!
  • Eric M.
    Eric MolerJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great irish car bombs! Tara is the best! So is Marina! :)
  • Eric M.
    Eric MolerJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great service, great food, everything is great! :)
  • Yokeshwaran S.
    Veggies try the falafel wrap with sweet potato fries
  • Lo-lo S.
    Lo-lo S.April 16, 2013
    The Kobe Surf n Turf burger is AMAZING!!!!
  • day-day m.
    day-day mattsMarch 16, 2013
    Fries are fantastic. ... sweet potato and regular.
  • Shannon F.
    Shannon FitzgeraldJanuary 27, 2013
    Bar seating was pleasant and comfortable with plenty of space to eat a meal without mashing elbows with your neighbor. I would recommend the Kobe surf and turf burger. Great beer selection!!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasJanuary 24, 2013
    Want an 8oz Kobe beef burger topped with brie and a 4oz lobster tail for only $13? You can get that here.
  • Dwight P.
    Dwight PolkaDecember 27, 2012
    Steak, Shrimp & Chorizo Tacos w/ chilli powder!! HOLY WOW AWESOME!!!
  • Kate D.
    Kate DeuschleDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing! Tell Jesus you love him
  • Dwight P.
    Dwight PolkaDecember 9, 2012
    Fabulous Pulled Pork!! Pretzel Bun, Sweet Potato Fries!!!
  • Craig P.
    Craig PfeifferNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Just eat here instead of Kumas. In all honesty Square Bar is better than Kumas. The wait is shorter, the burgers are as good, and they have Strongbow.
  • John T.
    John TaoAugust 27, 2012
    The Veggie Sandwich was decent, but nothing to write home about.
  • Penny P.
    Penny PincherAugust 13, 2012
    Don't order the American Dream if you're lactose intolerant! Just sayin'.
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GenawAugust 6, 2012
    Go here while you wait to eat at Kumas
  • Evan G.
    Evan GordonJune 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I don't know what Penny S is talking about. I've been here hundreds of times, TV's aren't obstructed, food is better than Kuma's without the wait, great beer list and reasonable prices!
  • Scott F.
    Scott Flores-DeterJune 12, 2012
    Way better than Kumas. Less expensive and friendlier staff.
  • Annette Q.
    Annette QueyquepApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Kobe Surf N Turf is awesome as is the Grilled Skewers. Sweet potato fries rock as do the chips. Excellent food!!!
  • Zackary P.
    Zackary PrinceApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the sweet potato fries. Amazing!
  • Annette Q.
    Annette QueyquepApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't like burgers but the kobe, proscuitto, brie & lobster burger's the best I've ever had. Great chips, sweet pot fries, grilled ginger teriaki chk skewer's-fab! I'm coming back!
  • Jesus G.
    Jesus GFebruary 25, 2012
    Wow. This is really good. Nachos are amazing. Great service and great music. I definitely recommend this place
  • Victor P.
    Victor PassarellaDecember 29, 2011
    Best Burger, the bacon has a great maple flavor. The sweet potatoe fries have a hint of cinnamon. A must have. Service rocks and is quick. Kuma ain't got a prayer, square is way better.
  • Mr I.
    Mr IzzoneNovember 6, 2011
    One on the best bloody marys in Chicago! Not to mention they are bottomless on sundays for $10!
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JusticeOctober 17, 2011
    The Gulden Draak will knock you on your ass and/or pride.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DollingerOctober 8, 2011
    American dream burger and fried milky ways for desert.
  • Christy
    ChristyOctober 2, 2011
    Tried pulled pork and it was decent - don't even try to eat with your hands, use a fork. Sweet potato fries good, guys I was with got the square and volcano burgers, both of which they loved.
  • TC
    TCSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Luv the selection of beers, these guys know what's up!
  • Penny S.
    Penny SSeptember 16, 2011
    Obstructed views at the bar, the televisions aren't huge but there's usually one in view. Good beer list, good food, kinda pricey.
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WalshSeptember 15, 2011
    Spinach artichoke dip that rules!!!
  • Renee E.
    Renee EsperAugust 12, 2011
    Pretzel buns are the shit.
  • Leah N.
    Leah NicoleAugust 10, 2011
    The waitress was awesome. Eff kumas they so aren't worth it just come here!
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa R.July 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great relaxed atmostphere with amazing art,full bar and eclectic music....tastey food also. New favorite
  • Mike T.
    Mike TimMay 3, 2011
    Square Bar is way better than Kuma's. It's my first choice.
  • Johnnie G.
    Johnnie GrozenskiFebruary 11, 2011
    Get the pulled pork sandwich!! and crinkly sweet potato fries
  • Jen S.
    Jen StoutDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    nachos and burgers are great, also enjoy the tilipa sandwich. this place doesn't need kumas to be a great night out.
  • Jon S.
    Jon StoutDecember 31, 2010
    If Kuma's is too busy, Square is an excellent alternative. The Big Square is a tasty burger and the beer selection is excellent.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DurstNovember 28, 2010
    Great place to have a drink while waiting for your table at Kuma's.
  • Evan G.
    Evan GordonOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Big Square with sweet potato fries and a Matilda in draft.
  • Jared K.
    Jared KingApril 10, 2010
    The fried Snickers is crazy good. My heart doctor would be pissed if she knew I lived this close to greatness
  • David G.
    David GrantJanuary 15, 2010
    Ride a shetland pony into a flaming abyss.
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