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Blokes & Birds
Blokes & Birds

Blokes & Birds Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blokesandbirdschicago.com
  • Email: contact@blokesandbirdschicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 472-5252
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: English, American, Indian
  • Executive Chef: Alex Negrete
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The lower level of Blokes & Birds can accommodate groups who are seeking to hold either a private or semi private event. Bat mitzvah's, birthday parties, engagement dinners, weddings & corporate functions. The maximum occupancy is 110 people. We have a custom made pool table, 4 plasma tv's, fireplace, communal tables and a full bar. We can provide you with a range of live music acts, dj's and performance artists.
  • Private Party Contact: Daily Webb (773) 472-5252
  • Entertainment: Blokes & Birds features live music every Thursday night beginning at 9pm. We feature different styles of music ranging from blues, jazz, bluegrass and modern rock. We showcase all major Chicago sports teams and often play documentary style visual art on our plasma tv"s. We also have a complimentary custom made pool table.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Buckingham and Roscoe
  • Public Transit: The Belmont red line stop is one block from Blokes & Birds.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is often available and there are multiple lots within a block radius of Blokes & Birds.
A word from Blokes & Birds

Blokes & Birds culinary philosophy is "make great food". Using traditional cooking techniques, we produce a contemporary twist on classic English fare. We source the finest local and global ingredients in order to provide our customer an extraordinary and unique dining experience. The staff of Blokes & Birds is honored to have you join us. We strive to do better than ale and simple food and aim to make you feel as if you are at home. We are a place to catch up with old friends or make new ones, over a pint and a pie of course.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had ordered a moscow mule at the time of my recent visit. I enjoyed it , though it was not served in a copper cup. The waitress said they can make it but it wasn't on the menu, though I recall a time where there were a variety of different types of moscow mules on the menu (different flavors & liquor type). She said she had never known the restaurant to have moscow mules on their menu & that she has worked there for over 2 years. She was a bit rude about it, and honestly, I'd bet money that she was incorrect. I have an exceptional memory...beside that case, the atmosphere, food, live music were very good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wrigleyville has a lot of new places, Blokes and Birds is great new find. I have been there twice in the past few weeks and each time it was great! The food and drinks were spot on each time with a great new modern/comfortable feeling."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This place is very loud and dark, but if you are cool with that vibe, it is a lot of fun and very tasty. We ordered apps and sides and shared them tapas style, which I would recommend. Randomly there was live music but it was all random soft rock music. Like all my Mom's favorite songs. Opposite of cool musicwise, but I still had a great time. Give it a try. Bacon wrapped dates ya'll!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Don't plan on a conversation. You won't hear each other. Great beer list so after a while you won't care"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great ambiance, service was perfect for a relaxed evening of drinks and dinner. Good was excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This place might be great to catch up with friends over a beer, but avoid it for bunch. Dirty dishes, terrible service, and constant excuses that just started to border on the ridiculous by the end of the meal (we can't make you a salad because the chef isn't here; i brought you two fruit dish sides and can't take one back because it's already been charged; it's going to take too long to make chicken, etc, etc)... No thanks! Never again, which is a shame since it's got a nice flair to it."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our night started at the bar where the man with the handlebar mustache impressed us with his knowledge of beer! Next came our server who was attentive but didn't hover. I had the chopped salad which was not only the best I've had, it wasn't the usual double size that is such a waste of food. (I finished it!) Ted synced with the vibe of our group and ended our evening with a suggestion of the perfect after dinner car bomb. (Banana bread taste?)"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Blokes and Birds is fun, lively and has great food. I'm kind of a burger snob and these burgers (beef and lamb) are delicious. The brussell sprouts and bacon were also yummy. And the restaurant offers a great variety of unusual beers. The owner, Jade, was totally cool and helped me find a table for me and my kids on Saturday night when the bar was packed with St. Patty's day Leprechauns and revelers. The waitstaff and bartenders were all super nice and helpful. There was a live guitarist/singer, which made talking somewhat difficult, but it wasn't overpowering and everyone had a great evening."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "As soon as we entered,staff was very attentive, we had a 9 month old young man with us. Party of 4. Food was excellent and timely. I especially like the cucumber-flavored water! Would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Blokes & Birds offers high end meals, in a casual environment, for a very reasonable price. I experienced friendly & attentive service, a cool atmosphere, nice beer selection, and unique, tasty cocktails. However, the greatest thing about this restaurant is the food! Both my husband and I were blown away by the taste and presentation of our entrees. I would highly recommend the Fish & Chips, and my husband was literally going on about the Amish Chicken for days. I've never checked out the downstairs karoake bar, but I expect we will be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my valentine here for a late dinner. Had reservations & were seated right away. But then we waited half an hour before we even had a drink in front of us. We ordered immediately, waited 45 for our starters, then never recieved our mains. There appeared to be only one waitress working the entire floor, and she was running around frantically. We felt really bad for her. When she finally made it to our table to ask if we wanted dessert, we asked if our entrees would be ready soon & and she said that she thought we had already received them. We left hungry & dissapointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and fun plays on traditional British Dishes."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This bar/resteraunt is a real Gem. I went here because the girl I was seeing loved english things and saw the name, I was expecting typical upscale bar. I was wrong their food is absolutely delicious and their prices are reasonable. After you are fuinished with dinner there is a kareoke lounge on the bottom level which is a complete departure from the eating up top. Set up in a sort of club type decor with comfortable benches and a lot of lights it has almost a split personality that really sets it apart in a good way."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "I went to brunch at Blokes & Birds right in the middle of the HUGE snow storm we're currently STILL in the middle of.... the service was great, food was fantastic, and I can't wait to get back again ASAP!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "My wife and I recently went for a casual dinner on a Friday night. The food was excellent and the place has an energetic vibe. Impressed by the current shrimp and scallops, Blokes burger, and porkchop. They have a decent beer and wine list as well. Our waiter was extremely friendly. We didn't have the quickest service, as it took about an hour for our food to arrive. But the waiter was attentive in the meantime and we weren't in any hurry. As we were leaving, the live music was getting go, which added to the fun environment. I would definitely recommend Blokes & Birds for a casual night out for a couple or group of friends!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We came here as a small group of friend looking for a new neighbourhood place. While the food and drinks were good, this is definitely a place for dinner if you're going to Wrigleyville later on in the evening."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "The beer list here is pretty great. They had several craft selections to choose from, and all of them were good picks. I had the shepherd's pie for dinner, and it was one of the best versions of this dish I've ever had. Thick, savory gravy - salty, but not overwhelmingly so, with good spice - tender lamb and vegetables, and a perfect mashed potato "crust" that was crispy on top but soft and buttery underneath. Delicious. My date had the seven spice tuna. I wasn't bowled over by the seven spices, but the tuna was seared correctly, and the wasabi mashed potatoes were excellent. Decor is very nice (upscale lounge meets British pub?), the music was unobtrusive, and the server was polite and attentive. I would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 10/16/2013