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Old Town Pour House
Old Town Pour House

Old Town Pour House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldtownpourhouse.com
  • Phone: (312) 477-2800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 2am
    Friday: 11:30am - 2am
    Saturday: 10:30am - 3am
    Sunday: 10:30am - 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Katz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room is a unique space that features 3 large high top tables, each of which can accommodate up to 8 guests. The space includes a cozy bar with 8 draft beers, and 2 50 inch flat screen tv's. The space is ideal for a seated dining event for up to 30 guests, or a cocktail reception for up to 40 guests.

    Our mezzanine level can cocktail up to 150 guests, has a private bar with 16 draft handles, and a combination of booths and high top tables.
  • Private Party Contact: events@oldtownpourhouse.com (312) 477-2800
  • Special Events & Promotions: http://www.oldtownpourhouse.com/private-parties-pages-78.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Schiller St & Burton Pl
  • Public Transit: Red Line Clark/Division
    Brown Line Sedgwick
    11 Bus Sedgwick & Evergreen
    72 Bus North & Wells
    156 Bus Lasalle & Schiller
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking
    Street Metered Parking
A word from Old Town Pour House
At Old Town Pour House, you will find the energetic intersection between one of the most extensive craft beer, wine and cocktail selections in the country, and made-from-scratch American fare with brilliant twists. In our kitchens, our passion, pride and desire to push the envelope on unique and refined cuisine, matches the intense focus we have on our expertly curated line-up of micro-brews on draft, wine by the bottle or tap, and specialty cocktails.

Guests can expect a vibrant, upbeat atmosphere in the heart of Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood. The inviting interior lined with custom-milled woodwork harkens back to classic bars of the past, paired with modern amenities like a number of flat screen TVs, including two wall-mounted 103-inch behemoths. The space contains 3 distinct bars, a grand staircase to a dramatic mezzanine level, sidewalk cafe, seating for 180+ guests, and a private event space. The attentive, knowledgeable staff elevates the experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "It is a gem of a restaurant located near second city. The hard part is choosing from such a wide selection of beers to go with the myriad food options. The pretzel bites are awesome."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Awesome crab fondue, wonderful, gracious chef, and my wait person Betsy couldn't have been nicer!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Went with colleagues when we were in Chicago. In great part of town, close to subway. Over 90 beers on tap and the ginger flavored beer was great! Everyone had something different and no one was disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our party was excited at the menu options. When our food arrived, all 4 of us were disappointed in the lack of flavor. Definitely not worth the high price for this bar food. 2 of us also ordered specialty drinks, which were very watered down. Not what expected from this restaurant/bar."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I had a salt issue with my chicken dinner and there was no problem getting a different meal. Very accommodating management."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Some of my family was visiting from out of state and asked to go to a "real Chicago" bar/restaurant....and they really enjoyed it...great bar and the place is gorgeous. New menu is excellent."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere. Not too loud, despite the ridiculous number of TVs. Great beer list and really good food. Our server was very nice and just the right amount of attentive."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great place to watch a weekend game with friends while enjoying brunch with an excellent booze selection."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I like the look and feel of this place, and they have a large beer selection. Wonderful tv's. I had the pulled pork and I thought it was pretty good, and the pretzel bites which were also tasty. But every time I eat here, I feel like the food sits like a lead weight. I keep trying wanting to like it, but I never feel good afterwards. I would only recommend it for drinks unless you have a cast iron stomach."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Outstanding beer list including beer that is not readily available elsewhere. Also, the signature burger itself is destination dining."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "we had enjoyed one of their sister restaurants, and Pour House didn't disappoint."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "So the food here was fantastic - basically slightly higher end bar food - which paired perfectly with the huge beer selection. We also loved that you could get 6 oz beers, so we were able to try quite a few different beers each. The service at this restaurant is definitely where the ball was dropped though, our waiter didn't come around very often at all - and when he finally did come around to ask if we needed another beer, he also asked if we were ready to order our food even though we had ordered already 20 minutes before that. He said 'oh that's right' and then it was another 20+ minutes until our food came - so obviously he had completely forgotten to put it in and didn't even apologize for it. I would still give it another chance."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Five of us dined at Old Town Pour House on a Thursday night. Yes, they have alot of beers. Yes, it looks like a good place for groups to meet up. But, our waitress was very impatient with us and our food was all overcooked."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the restaurant is very nice and spacious. Plus, it's in a good area with a lot to do around it. I definitely would go back."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Yes. it's a sports bar, but the food stands out as well. From lobster corn dogs to fried pickle chips to duck club sandwiches to ahi tuna to hamburgers and salads, the selection was fun and delicious. The atmosphere is fun as well and everyone has a good time. Good service and good prices. A huge array of draft beers and select wines. Definitely a place to frequent!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "My husband and I were on our way to see a Second City show and decided to get dinner here beforehand. Great beer selection, really good food, and great service made for an awesome night. Cameron was our server and she was attentive and personable. She knew the beers really well and her recommendations were very well received. The food is upscale pub food done well. My compliments to the kitchen."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Loved atmosphere, high ceilings, windows, comfy stools and enjoyed the gourmet twists on bar food! Had special appetizer with sweet potato puffs, gruyere and not sure what else but we all loved and devoured it! Very original! All our food was great, but Mac and cheese with truffles was the best! Only negative was that all tables seated were next to each other, even when tables turned, tho most other tables in front area were empty. Would have been nicer to be spread out bit more since restsurant was less than half full....we were there early and it was brutally cold night!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great sports bar on Wells just south from North Ave."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Went to watch sporting event and had a great time and atmosphere for this occasion"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Enjoyable atmosphere to watch sports and drink beer. Food was eh."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "This is a great spot to go to dinner with friends on a week night. All of the food is good, and they have a great beer selection."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "The duck club, though promising in description, is nothing to write home about. It is primarily all bread. The salmon burger was incredible though and the sauce was fantastic. The beer list is great and I love the atmosphere in there. Dark and trendy."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "as this kind of place goes, better than averasge food and drink"
    Dined on 9/9/2013
  • "Went for Saturday Brunch. Place was pretty quiet overall. Brunch menu wasn't huge, but the lunch menu was available too. Food was good and the service was good too. I would go there again for lunch/brunch for sure."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "I have come here before for drinks with friends and really enjoyed it. The beer list is really extensive and I've found there's a lot of good options to fit whatever drinking mood I'm in. Same with mixed drinks and good scotch whiskey etc. However, I haven't eaten there before and was pleasantly surprised. I had the NY strip steak sandwich and it definitely hit the spot. Kind of wish I had ordered two. It came with fries which were decent. Plus I just had a fun time eating out with my friends, its a good atmosphere and the bar makes it easy to keep things going after dinner if people are up for it."
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "Good beer and wine list. Could you possibly have ONE more vegan option on the menu? Every time I go I have to have the spinach salad, which is good and filling but gets kind of old. Even just a black bean burger or something more hearty would be awesome. Fun spot, decent service, nice atmosphere/decor. Will be back since it is just around the corner."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "Our drinks were beer and served in a timely manner. Our food was only fair, but eatable. We liked the open windows for the feel of outdoor dining, but the high ceilings really created a loud experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "I love Old Town Pour House. Their NY Strip Steak sandwich is my absolute favorite. Extensive beer list. Good service. Great place to watch the game as they have a wall of TVs behind the bar playing almost every sports game you would want to watch. Always plan ahead or make a reservation if you're going on a weekend as the place fills up quick."
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "Perfect for what we were looking for - very casual but good food."
    Dined on 6/6/2013
  • "Fried pickles too doughy, mac and cheese too runny. Buffalo shrimp was the star."
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "Old Town Pour House is the perfect place to watch the game and enjoy a wide selection of beers. The brunch menu did not disappoint either! The blody mary is wonderfully balanced and really tasty! A great spot in Old Town, looking forward to coming back soon!"
    Dined on 5/19/2013
  • "Really, really, really noisy. Great to hang out with your buddies, but definitely not for families. The beer selection is awesome."
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "I think if someone is a beer connoisseur this would be a great place; especially if you have deep pockets! Specialty beers are pricey. We had the gumbo and shared a chicken ceasar wrap-- food was okay. It wasn't crowded when we were there,but we waited about 5 minutes or longer for someone to take our order--perhaps the shifts were changing at that time. I'd recommend Pour House because the beer selection is phenomenal, but be prepared to pay for a small brew."
    Dined on 2/11/2013
  • "Good selection of beers. steak sandwiches, burgers and anything barbeque."
    Dined on 12/19/2012
  • "Unexpectedly good food, and everything they say about the beer selection in terms of variety and depth is true. Moderate food prices, slightly high but still acceptable beer prices for full sizes (e.g. $6 Guinness). Tastings are expensive given the tiny sizes. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 11/23/2012
  • "This is a great sports bar. Busy with great service & amazing food!"
    Dined on 10/25/2012
  • "Went there on the date because we both like craft beers and they have 90 on tap! Wednesday night and it was loud - more televisions than I expected. But our server was great and "The Curmudgeon" beer flight was humourous and tasty. Can't go wrong with Dead Guy or Old Rasputin. We sat upstairs which was superhelpful in letting us have a conversation. Would definitely go back, but probably with a larger group or for drinks after work."
    Dined on 10/10/2012
  • "Great experience. Love the decor, especially the wood paneling, trim, and lighting. The TVs are also awesome. Came for Monday Night Football and have many, many TVs to look at. Great good. Nice beer selection. Solid cocktails."
    Dined on 10/8/2012
  • "Pour House is one of my favorite restaurants on Wells St. It has a fun atmosphere and serves up delicious dishes!"
    Dined on 9/20/2012
  • "We went for the first time to Old Town Pour House this last week to celebrate a friend's engagement. We made a reservation for 7:30 and were seated quickly after arriving. The beer list is amazing - I'd go back again and again just for that. The burger and steak sandwich were really good, but the tacos were just ok. I had the fish and chips which were borderline bad - the fish was overcooked and very heavily battered, although the fries are awesome. My biggest complaint was that our waitress was almost nonexistent. We probably would have gone through several more rounds had she been paying attention to us. Overall its definitely worth a try."
    Dined on 8/29/2012