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The Orbit Room

The Orbit Room

Cocktail Bar, Lounge, and American Restaurant$$$$
Northwest Side, Chicago
  • Chris B.
    "Great local bar."(2 Tips)
    Jon S.
    "The fish tacos and mac 'n cheese are outta this world."(7 Tips)
    Bob K.
    "Good food & drinks, nice when it's warm out & the patio is open."(13 Tips)
    Little P.
    "Can't beat decently priced drinks + $5 burgers on Monday"(2 Tips)
40 Tips and reviews
  • mac & cheese
  • outdoor seating
  • local bar
  • fish tacos
  • nachos
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  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BrownSeptember 11, 2013
    Our go-to place for outdoor eating and drinking. The menu is veggie friendly, the Mac-and-cheese is to die for, the waitstaff rocks and the patio is large and lovely.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistMay 29, 2015
    Beyond the retro interior of Avondale’s Orbit Room lays a tropical oasis in the form of a tiki patio. Hidden from view on all sides, you’d never know this spacious patio was even there.
  • Kelli S.
    Kelli ShivesNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    So pretty much everything on the menu is amazing. But, the Ropa Vieja, Mac'n'Cheese and any of the burgs (Mon special) are out if this world-literally. Hence, the ORBIT room!
  • Bruce P.
    Bruce PaulJuly 15, 2013
    This is the local bar of a woman I dated. I really liked the venue, seems like a neighborhood bar that draws in more than just the neighborhood crowd. Will have to go back to try the Mac'n Cheese...
  • Shannon
    ShannonDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place - if you didnt know about it you may not see it. corner of california and wellington. great food, great staff, and a really good vibe
  • Jon S.
    Jon StoutDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite bar in Chicago. Cool decor. Low-key atmosphere. Good beer and drink selection. Awesome bartenders. Excellent food menu. The fish tacos and mac 'n cheese are outta this world.
  • Shari
    ShariAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tiki style drinks, amazing beer, chill beer garden, great for groups, delicious Mac and cheese, nachos, and tacos
  • Brian B.
    Brian BJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Plates: Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon and the Mussels. Solid Manhattan. Try the Shot & Beer combo too.
  • Roxana V.
    Roxana VAugust 1, 2011
    Outstanding Jack Mac n Cheese -- wickedly relaxing outdoor patio (tiki masks + bamboo), hip retro vibe Read more
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffDecember 23, 2016
    Amazing blackened chicken sandwich. Beautiful outdoor patio. Great service.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SwindlerAugust 15, 2015
    Great patio, mac & cheese. I started going here to wait for Kuma's. Now I just go. :)
  • Bob K.
    Bob KrauseJanuary 28, 2016
    Good food & drinks, nice when it's warm out & the patio is open.
  • Jenna K.
    Jenna KramerAugust 14, 2014
    Very good vibe, the hummus is really good too.
  • Jerry S.
    Jerry SantosApril 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the last bastions of hangouts for musicians and artists. Not over-run by Trixies and Chads like a burger place down the street. can't wait for the patio to open.
  • Jose G.
    Jose GarciaAugust 19, 2013
    I must have come on a bad day. Service was slow. Bartenders were scatter brained. Had to place orders mutiple times. Was over charged. They weren't getting slammed. Not sure what was going on.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BeyerJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool atmosphere and decent beer selection. Avoid the floozie blonde bartender. She puts the "less" in clueless.
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 19, 2014
    Outdoor seating great for summer nights. Rock music. Bar food menu.
  • Corrinne S.
    Corrinne SmallSeptember 28, 2013
    Good food great enviroment...musics kind of loud dont go to talk
  • Little P.
    Little PhilOctober 6, 2011
    Can't beat decently priced drinks + $5 burgers on Monday
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchafferMarch 22, 2015
    Tater tots and al fresco dining!
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca JohnstonNovember 20, 2011
    Try the sloppy joe. So yummy!
  • Quinton G.
    Quinton GuytonSeptember 30, 2012
    Great tiki drink menu
  • Helga S.
    Helga SOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out 90s music night on Tuesday's
  • jaz p.
    jaz parkMarch 21, 2012
    Awesome patio for beautiful March weather.
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 20, 2014
    Low quality speakers for otherwise a beautiful outdoor space.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarclayAugust 9, 2014
    Great local bar.
  • Roxana V.
    Roxana VAugust 8, 2011
    Fish Tacos = excellent! Read more
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony FonteAugust 10, 2014
    Weirdly nice outdoor patio
  • Krystle
    KrystleOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Mac n' cheese in Chicago!!
  • iSapien 1.
    iSapien 1956672November 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get your beds pins here
  • Courtney P.
    Courtney P.November 3, 2010
    $5 burgers on monday! soooooo good.
  • simon l.
    simon lambAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac and Cheese!
  • Roberto F.
    Roberto FloresJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the mac
  • Alex F.
    Alex FMay 21, 2010
    Only place I have found Original Sin Hard Cider
  • elliott v.
    elliott van fleetDecember 29, 2009
    Order this micro brew called "pbr".
  • Jose A A.
    Jose A AvilaSeptember 5, 2010
    Nachos decent
  • Phil B.
    Phil BeyerDecember 28, 2010
    Hopefully you dont get the blonde chick bartender that looks and sounds like a man... Worst bartender since... EVER
  • Pickles W.
    Pickles WisniewskiDecember 8, 2009
    go sometimes
  • jeremy s.
    jeremy seithMarch 6, 2011
    josue g os a bullshittet
  • Rick A.
    Rick AguilarApril 12, 2010
    Baha tacos, excellent
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