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Bull and Bear
Bull and Bear

Bull and Bear Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bullbearbar.com
  • Email: info@bullbearbar.com
  • Phone: (312) 527-5973
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday:1130-2am, Saturdays :10am-3am, Sundays: 10am-2am
    Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: David Blonsky
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Executive on-site chef and experienced catering staff. Bring the Bull & Bear experience to any off-site occasion whether it be an elegant 3 course to a backyard tailgate BBQ.
  • Entertainment: Multi-media destination
    State-of-the-Art Audio Visual Equipment
    HD projection screen
    HD Broadcast Television
    High speed Internet access – WIFI
    Featuring 25 plasma screen TVs
    40ft. tickers with customizing capabilities
    Plasmas and HD projector with customizing capabilities ideal for corporate presentations

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hubbard and Wells
  • Public Transit: Directly across from the brown line. Cross streets run along all bus lines.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: On street parking and valet available during all hours of operation.
A word from Bull and Bear
Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North District, steps away from the Financial District and Merchandise Mart, this luxury multi-media destination casts a strong presence where it sits nestled on a busy city street corner. Bull & Bear is fully equipped with state-of-the-art viewing capabilities, a complete lunch, dinner & bar menu, extensive wine and cocktail list and first-of-it’s kind drinking amenities, The Personal Table Tap.
Bull & Bear utilizes classic lounge materials with a modern twist to establish a lounge atmosphere with a sports essence unique unto itself, offering unparalleled viewing from the stoic travertine bar to the handcrafted tufted leather banquette seating. The elements of the space are highlighted by indirect lighting which illuminates the verticality of the back bar and brick walls in a soft warm glow without compromising the views.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "My only complaint about this restaurant is that the servers/hostesses don't smile and appear disinterested in what they are doing. If you don't like your job, find another one. I've eaten at this restaurant on many occasions and have always enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My only complaint was how sore my throat was from talking over the noise. I don't think they really need a DJ in what is effectively an upscale pub. All of the food at our table was good and we had all but one of their specialty cocktails. They were delicious, if a little too sweet. Make sure you have a reservation if you aren't going there alone. It was packed on Thursday night, even at 5:30."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is probably the place I like to eat most often. I go maybe twice a month, it is really good upscale bar food. I have not been disappointed. I just really like it. If your looking for good upscale bar food this is the place. I haven't found better, but I will keep looking. The only thing I will say is they have a table up a stair case next to the furnace. This is not a place for diners. They should just remove that table. The only good thing about it is you get your own 42 inch tv just for you."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "What a great place for dinner and drinks! If you're looking for a way to get the energy flowing Bull and Bear is a perfect start. We had planned (there were 8 of us) to have dinner and then move on but this place was so much fun we ended up staying here the whole night! Service was excellent and the scene was too!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and great service......would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Item's on the menu just seem like any corner pub , but what makes this place special is the quality of the items. For example the steak taco's will have the best steak with NO gristle or fat and beautifully furnished. Every food item was a top quality source. A little loud for a business lunch and limited seating but worth it for the food."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Not too crowded for lunch. Food was good, wait staff attentive. No complaints."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Had my birthday party here last weekend. Was a perfect spot. Food was great. Got a table for 8, there was plenty of room for all of us plus the other people that came. Service was awesome and the night life rocked."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to be treated to an array of delectable foods that left us feeling satisfied. It is very loud and more of a bar scene for adults although the food available was on par with food at a high end restaurant."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The bottomless bloody marys and pop tarts will definitely keep me coming back to brunch at Bull and Bear. They have plenty of TVs and play great music, and I hope to try one of the tap tables next time we go with a group."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "There are a lot of upscale bars in River North and this one has some of the best food. Definitely recommended. A different reviewer said a good place to watch a game, and I would agree. Maybe the best thing about this restaurant is the noise level. You can actually talk to the people you are with. Too many bars around here are way too loud during prime dinner hours."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I enjoy my visits to BnB. It's one of the nicer bars that's still casual enough to not feel stuffy but nice enough to entertain a mixed crowd. Staff seems attentive and bar tenders have always been friendly. Probably best to make a table reservation though. Standing room at the bars are not the best."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "My friends and I call ourselves The GGs (Golden Girls). We like spots that offer a more casual elegance, meaning an air of sophistication with a certain laid back appeal. This place was perfect. I'm a herbivore, my girls are omnivores, but this place was willingoto go the extra mile to ensure my dietary needs were met and substitutions were made in doing so. Food was very good. Portions were great and shareable. That we did. Management was attentive and service was great."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Burger is great, as are the accompanying truffle fries. Good spot for group boozy brunches."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We stayed in the city for the Thanksgiving holiday and were looking for a place to watch the college football and the blackhawks play for kids (10 & 14). Pleasantly surprised by the food and plan to make this a regular stop."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Good for groups. I took my work team out for lunch and it was a hit for a variety of appetites. We were seated quickly with the reservation (awesome!) and staff were friendly and quick to deliver our drinks & food."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "It's a fun atmosphere with a great food menu as well as drink menu. Very diverse group of patrons! And a great place to catch up with friends simply for a drink or for dinner. Would certainly go back"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I remember coming to bull and bear specifically for the nachos. They were some of the best ones I could find! Now, I'm not sure what to call the sloppy soggy chip pile I got this weekend. I didn't feel too well after eating it, and am upset I need to find a new nacho spot that has a good bar scene. Help!"
    Dined on 7/28/2013