DS Tequila Company
DS Tequila Company

DS Tequila Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dstequila.com/
  • Phone: 7736979127x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily 11am-2am, food service until 11pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, American, Burgers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Please contact us for catering events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for private events. All season patio available for parties.
  • Private Party Contact: John Dalton 7738716227x
  • Special Events: Taco party. Every day.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Halsted and Roscoe
  • Public Transit: Halsted bus CTA at Roscoe
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from DS Tequila Company
D.S. Tequila Company is a THE party spot on North Halsted for small or large groups looking for a fun destination in Lakeview, Chicago. Awesome burgers, great tacos, & premium tequila - setting the standard for good times & unforgettable memories.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
DS Tequila Company reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (6)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (3)special occasion (2)Show More
  • go for the beer
    OvidPDX
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Not impressive by the food. The outside sitting area is very nice. The service is attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food
    Rocks81
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dropped by here before a concert at Wrigley - amazing food, and TRY the ROOT BEER (BEER)... Unbelievable, shouldn't be legal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Sunday dinner at DS Tequila
    MichaelPVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Enjoyed the chips and guacamole with tasty salsas as usual. My friend loved her barbecue chicken salad, and I enjoyed my grilled platter. Beverages were great as usual. Our server was very aloof and disinterested in us. Overall, though, we're glad to have DS Tequila in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun spot with good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always a good time at this place. It is situated right ion the heart of Boystown which is the LBGTQ center of Chicago. The restaurant is always filled with wonderful eye candy. The tacos are great but small so get a few of them. The burgers are a good size and will fill you up. Always a great spot to hang after work, grab a bite and a beer and mingle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Birthday!!
    Sanderson2513
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The team at DS really went above and beyond for my Birthday Brunch. They patio is amazing! The food, drinks and service were outstanding! I 100% recommend it for any party.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of energy
    RestReview2
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We stopped in for dinner and it was packed. Best suited for a casual nite out and wanting to drink. Our table was knocked into quite a few times, but all in all the scene was good entertainment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 47 reviews are from the DS Tequila Company reviews archive.
  • Great Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I was redicent about going here because of it's association with Mini across the street but was pleasently surprised. The server was nice it was a little hot in the patio area but overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little too chaotic
    chxtenderz
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    If you're looking to go out and have fun, but just want to snack on something, then this restaurant is okay. As a group of 6 20-something females celebrating a birthday with a dinner reservation, we could barely fit into the doorway because the place was so packed for some March Madness, which is understandable. It was pretty loud and crowded. We all ordered margaritas, some of us getting the jalapeno one, others getting the traditional house recipe. The waiter switched everyone's drinks when he brought them to the table, no big, but when we attempted to give the drinks to the right people, we realized they all tasted the same. I had a burger, which was just ok as the bun disintegrated since it was soaked in sauce. Overall, just fine.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a blast!
    jysapVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I had my daughter's 21st birthday party at DS Tequila and everything could not have gone better! Everyone had fun and ate and drank to our heart's content! The service was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DS Tequila Comp
    Brian
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I don't have any complaints about the restaurant. The food and drinks were good! The noise level was good and I typically have problems with background noise. I'll be back and I'd recommend this to my friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Came from ohio for my birthday and was looking for a chill bar and this was the place. Had so much fun and rnjoyed the crowd og peoplee who were there. I will return next time i come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for Brunch
    Butch
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I went with here with a couple of friends and my fiance for brunch on a Saturday morning. They said there menu had a bunch of new items and from the ones I tried both myself and off other's plates everything was extremely tasty. They have brunch packages either including bottomless mimosa's or with 2 bloody mary's and a mimosa. I would recommend this to anyone to try if they are looking for a different brunch place then you are used to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    RonAL
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I thought the service and food were very good. The server was very prompt and made some great food recomendations. We were looking for a restaurant that we have not tried and I must say our venture out of the box was well rewarded.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood bar with good grub
    chibuilder
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Neighborhood bar at roughly Roscoe and Halsted with pretty good wings and burgers. Burgers are notable for using Allen Brothers beef which is, in my opinion, the best you can buy, and for the "toppings." But know that this is definitely a bar. Bring kids only if you are there early and know that everyone gets carded (even if you are the gray-haired guy with two kids at your side).
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's alllllright.
    tatertots
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    If my title doesn't give it away, I don't know how else to say it! It was decent. They had a lot of burgers, everyone enjoyed them. Nothing bad to say. But also, nothing exceptional. Typical burger bar. One thing, it's December and they put us in the heated outdoor room... well it was still super cold. We had to eat with our coats on which isn't the best experience AT ALL. This could have been why I was impartial to the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    FoxyMike
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Our bartender Jared was just amazing! Really knowledgeable, professional, yet incredibly friendly and laidback at the same time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    nikki
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Had a great evening here! Started with blackberry margaritas. They were refreshing and for a party of 3, we each had 2 glasses. First the mountain of nachos. The cheese was creamy & we could have made a meal out of them. We also had jalapeno poppers, which were fiery and gooey good, as well as chips with sauce trio. We all ordered different burgers. I highly recommend the Lady Marmalade. Caramelized onions and cheese on a pretzel bun was to die for. I had to take a doggie bag home to keep room for dessert which was a decadent s'mores sundae which had mounds of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers and was festively presented with a sparkler on top. Run, don't walk to D.S. Tequila. Really fun place, especially with a group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner with friends
    MichaelPVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We really enjoyed DS Tequila on a Friday. The service was great and quick, the team was really fun. Our beverages were good as usual (Lagunitas IPA on draft, Maker's Mark, and Palomas). We enjoyed tacos (breaded fish and steak were great!), BBQ chicken salad (tasty and huge portion), Texas tenders (huge portion), and a Dee-Lite platter (great chicken and veg platter). We also enjoyed the chips and guacamole and sweet potatoes with that incredibly awesome marshmallow maple dipping sauce - to die for. What made it even better were the great sauces on the side which ranged from tasty to hotter than we expected. The only downside was the bill: a bit pricy $115 before tip for 4 of us. Recommend this good casual dining option on Northalsted.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    calish
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    I went for my first time to DS Tequila and was fabulous. Great service, nice place, Amazing food and best of all good price. Brunch is excellent I really recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Time
    ChicagoDave
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Had friends in from out of town thought I'd try out DS for brunch. I had been there before for dinner and had a great time. I was not disappointed. The amibience was still great for brunch and the skillet selections were pretty good. The $10 mug-sized mimosas are a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    esam88VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Awesome place to go for great food. Chorizo quesadillas were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Service
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Had Brian as our server, and he did an amazing job serving a table of 15. He was attentive at our table and others around us. Really top of our game. Tacos are always good, but some of them were cold, not sure if it was the slaw or toppings that caused that. Overall awesome experience as always!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-so, in so many ways
    DFIDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Went for a quick bite. Had been before, so had reasonable expectations. Despite reservation, told 30 mins for inside table. Ended up being ok since the inside smelled like a frat house basement bar. Outside was far better. Frozen margarita was good; could actually taste some acohol, not always the case at other places. Food ok, nothing special. Despite bacon&cheese, burger was bland. Annoyed that "pretzel bun" was just a whole wheat bun. Mentioned it to server; didn't seem to know or care. Had to explain the difference to him. Manager knew to apologize, follow up with kitchen and made a partial adjustment. Kudos for working the floor and taking action. But not sure it was enough to get me to come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday bash
    Dylanm06
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I went for my 25th birthday before we all went dancing. I loved everything about this place. So much so that my best friends & I have gone back twice in the last week. We just couldn't get enough!! Be patient with drinks & food; it may take 3 minutes longer than you want but the place is always packed! Worth any wait you may have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! We were excited to try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Wow! We were excited to try a new place and we weren't disappointed. The staff was so friendly and we had great service. More importantly, the food was amazing!!!! Each one of us were raving about our meals. We started with the chips and guac and the trio of sauces. The burgers were great-The Dead Texan was delicious. And- save room for the Reeses Smore Sundae!!!! We would definitely recommend this place to everyone!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite
    NicksFlickPicks
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    My new favorite among Boys Town's multiple good offerings for Mexican food. The drinks and the food are all top-notch from what I can tell after two visits, and completely reasonable in price. Great vibe, especially outside, when the weather cooperates. Both waiters I've had have been really great, too, and the margaritas are hard to beat, especially the less conventional flavors like Blackberry and Pineapple Chipotle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SOBROSOO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Go hungry ,the food was outstanding 4 of us ate lunch burgers were scandalo delisioso . I had the cobb salad OH MY GOD so good I Recommed DS Tequilas you will not be sorry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This is a great place for a quick bite and a shot of Tequila! I really enjoyed my time, but keep in mind it is more a bar than a restaurant. Don't expect a quiet restaurant as the music is pumping and the drinks are flowing!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite
    FoxyMike
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    DS Tequila offers great food specials throughout the week with great margaritas. I'm definitely a fan!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry to sound like an old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Sorry to sound like an old crank, but the noise level in this place is ridiculous. The food is just average. Why go to a place to have your ears blasted out just to eat mediocre food? I can't think of a reason.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tex Mex-Casual and Delicious!
    mllchicagoVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Really enjoyed all the burger and taco options...lots to choose from! A fun casual Tex-Mex atmosphere and food to match. Great for a casual group outing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I attend this place during
    ChicagoFoodie
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    I attend this place during Restaurant Week in Chicago. The bar was energetic. It was definitely buzzing! The food was mediocre at best. My food was served cold. I had to send it back. My husband enjoyed the Fried Green Tomato Burger. The drinks were good. Overall, it was an 'okay' night, but I hate having to send my food back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have always experienced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    I have always experienced a great time at DS Tequila. The atmosphere is always conducive for groups and the staff is always great. The owner is always very friendly and it's very sweet that he took the time to come tell me happy birthday. There's no doubt in my mind that I will be returning for future events, and would even be very interested in seeing if DS Tequila has any volunteering packages or how volunteering-friendly they are. Anyways, continue the great work and thank you for everything that you've done for my friends and me! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food (the tacos are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    great food (the tacos are very good: i had: veggie, shrimp and pork, and my husband had steak, chicken fajita and grilled fish: all very good), exceptional service, had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What's up with that !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Checking ID's and if ur not over 21 they won't let you in ?? Seriously ..... What if you just want to eat ? Open table inform patrons that this is their policy
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glad they were open on new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    glad they were open on new year's day. the huge tvs were deafening in the room we sat in. the guacamole tasted like trader joe's brand. nothing fresh served here, but it was a friendly atmosphere overall.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • restaurant was booked for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    restaurant was booked for private party even though we made a reservation on OpenTable. This was not very helpful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NEVER AGAIN
    Margolis
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    The place was pretty empty when we arrived for our early dinner reservation. The host (a guy who came from behind the bar) checked us in on his computer, then led us to the tiniest table in the place, even though plenty of much bigger tables were available. He had to teeter on a chair not even fit for a child, while I crammed my bulky coat, very large frame, and purse in the narrow booth seat side. Kyle was an excellent server. A woman I believe was the manager was friendly. We hurried and left, due to the discriminatory seating being so uncomfortable. We went down the street and ran up a $300 bar tab at a more het-friendly bar. Those big tables were still empty when we left. Their loss.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went here for a girls night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    We went here for a girls night and had a lot of fun. We went on trivia night so it was pretty packed by the time that started. The food was great! However, I would say my captain drinks were a little weak which was disappointing. But overall we enjoyed this place and would return again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Chipotle Pineapple margarita
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    The Chipotle Pineapple margarita is phenomenal! What a great drink with just the right amount of spice! The steak taco has so many amazing flavors--maybe one of the best/most unique tacos I have ever had. And while the other tacos we ordered were very good, they didn't quite live up to the steak. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate