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The Fireplace Inn

The Fireplace Inn

BBQ Joint and Bar · Old Town
1448 N Wells St (btwn North Ave & Schiller St), Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 AM
Brunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 133 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Ryan G.
    "The Vodka Lemonades are awesome & seriously dangerous"(4 Tips)
    Adam S.
    "Incredible bbq eef ribs!"(6 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "The outdoor patio closes about an hour earlier than the bar."(2 Tips)
    Pat D.
    "Great place for freezer burned chicken tenders."(3 Tips)
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  • vodka lemonade
  • ribs
  • trivia
  • great value
  • outdoor seating
  • good for groups
  • mozzarella sticks
  • spinach salad
  • chicken fingers
  • good for a late night
  • jewelry
  • beer
  • shrimp
  • dinner
  • brunch food
  • bull
  • denim
  • apparel
  • appetizers
  • football
  • Joey N.

    Used to be one of the more tolerable bars in Old Town but the renovations have sucked most of what character it had to begin with.

    Joey Nowak · January 25
  • Irakar V.

    Spinach salad: tasty, rather a big portion, included grilled chicken filet

    Irakar Vatovska · August 3, 2015
  • Sara S.

    Kitchen is open late!

    Sara Steiger · July 10, 2015
  • ISC C.

    Serious renovations, significantly reduced in size for now until the expanded space is complete

    ISC Chicago · June 7, 2015
  • Louis K.

    Too busy at night. Crowds push and shove. Supposedly the good is good for dinner though. Will report back

    Louis Klieger · August 17, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    The crowds at this Old Town bar and grill come for the barbecued ribs and super-sized vodka-spiked lemonades and stay for the spacious covered patio. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Joey N.

    Electric lemonade is a game-changer. One of few tolerable places in Old Town

    Joey Nowak · July 26, 2014
  • Brianna W.

    Best staff in Chi!

    Brianna Williamson · May 30, 2014
  • Trey P.

    Shrimp Po-Boy is awesome!

    Trey Page · July 21, 2013
  • Bradley C.

    Old & lame.

    Bradley Collins · July 13, 2013
  • BG L.

    Seems like a great place to watch sports. Multiple bars, tons of TV's and a good amount of space. Watched UFC PPV here and enjoyed it. They have food and golden tee, too.

    BG LeBeau · March 17, 2013
  • Jake S.

    The outdoor patio closes about an hour earlier than the bar.

    Jake Smith · March 11, 2013
  • Capitan D.

    The BBQ Lovers Delight is a ton of food. You will eat for days. The Prime Rib on Fridays are good. The wings are good and the staff is fairly attentive.

    Capitan Danyo · December 22, 2012
  • Adam S.

    Incredible bbq eef ribs!

    Adam Sarwar · November 29, 2012
  • Sergio N.

    Beef Ribs are a must!

    Sergio Nesbitt · September 17, 2012
  • Nick S.

    Old Town's home for Purdue sports. Football and Basketball. Boiler Up!!!!

    Nick Sickler · August 30, 2012
  • Nicolas H.

    Great service and sights, but the food is very mediocre.

    Nicolas Hernandez · July 14, 2012
  • Pat D.

    Great place for freezer burned chicken tenders. I've cut through phone books that were more tender.

    Pat D. · July 13, 2012
  • Jennifer C.

    Order the FPI Barbecue Salad! It's delicious!

    Jennifer Carlisle · June 18, 2012
  • David R.

    Did not like the beef or pork ribs...way too much BBQ sauce...too many other great rib joints in town!!

    David Rosenberg · March 10, 2012
  • Will

    Fire. Play. Sin.

    Will · February 25, 2012
  • Bethany W.

    Wednesday is Trivia night

    Bethany Wentzel · February 4, 2012
  • Ben J.

    Staff avoids you like the plague!

    Ben Justus · January 22, 2012
  • Jen D.

    Best mozzarella sticks!

    Jen D. · December 29, 2011
  • L L.

    Yummy food great atmosphere

    L Lou · December 16, 2011
  • Cole G.

    Staff is super nice! Get the 32oz vodka lemonades!

    Cole Goldenberg · November 24, 2011
  • Adam H.

    Not going to lie, we usually head here if the line is long at Benchmark, however, it never fails to disappoint!

    Adam Hickey · November 20, 2011
  • Kellen D.

    Vodka lemonades are amazing, you won't remember how good they are the next day...

    Kellen Deady · October 22, 2011
  • Rachael H.

    Where's the underage people?!? Here alone. Family event. Drunk and alone. My own age group

    Rachael Henderson · July 3, 2011
  • Rusty R.

    We were perplexed by the bar staff on a Fri afternoon/eve. Both were cold, and seemed like they would rather be elsewhere. Many patrons were making comments about this around the bar. Not good!

    Rusty Rector · May 27, 2011
  • Fireplace I.

    Tonight! Bulls vs Miami Heat Eastern Conf. Finals at The Fireplace Inn! $3 Bud Light Drafts, $5 Skyy Bloody's and $5 Mimosa's. Tip-Off at 7PM sharp!

    Fireplace Inn · May 15, 2011
  • Mary R.

    Don't ask them to make a grilled cheese. Unless you'd like it on a hamburger bun. Gross.

    Mary R · January 11, 2011
  • Charles H.

    Great place to watch MMA and Boxing for free

    Charles Hayes · November 21, 2010
  • Fireplace I.

    Follow US ON TWITTER!!! @Fireplaceinn Read more

    Fireplace Inn · November 5, 2010
  • ShopTRACY B.

    great place to watch a game on a sunday!

    ShopTRACY BURTON · August 13, 2010
  • ChicagoAndrea

    i agree, try the giant vodka lemonades! then check out cityblue apparel & denim two doors south for men's & women's jeans tshirts jewelry and more!

    ChicagoAndrea · July 27, 2010
  • Susie W.

    Do NOT get the Santa Fe Quesadilla or the mini burgers. They looked like they came straight out of a box (but smaller - literally boca burgers cut in fourths) and were served totally plain with no sid

    Susie White · June 5, 2010
  • Chris S.

    Tell Ky you love JunoWallet and the promotional gift cards there for iPhone users. and get over $500 worth of gift cards for restaurants and bars...

    Chris Sweis · May 18, 2010
  • MJR

    Triva Night-Wednesdays!

    MJR · May 12, 2010
  • Jordon N.

    Buy jordon a beer.

    Jordon Novak · March 21, 2010
  • shawn c.

    Meatball appetizer is incredible!

    shawn cummins · January 16, 2010
  • Ryan G.

    The Vodka Lemonades are awesome & seriously dangerous

    Ryan Graves · August 5, 2009
  • luis v.

    Las costillas son espectaculares!

    luis valenzuela · February 12, 2015

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