Park Tavern - Chicago
Park Tavern - Chicago

Park Tavern - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parktavernchicago.com/
  • Phone: (312) 243-4276
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
    Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED (except on United Center event days)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering inquiries, please contact our event coordinator at events@parktavernchicago.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you're planning a cocktail reception, corporate event, wedding, or holiday party, let the team at Park Tavern take your event to the next level. Our events and catering professionals can tailor something special for any crowd, budget or style.
  • Private Party Contact: events@parktavernchicago.com (224)521-0001x
  • Special Events: For special event or private dining inquiries, please contact our event coordinator at events@parktavernchicago.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ashland or Paulina
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Garage and lot parking available. Complimentary shuttle available to and from United Center.
A word from Park Tavern - Chicago
Park Tavern offers a contemporary spin on the gastropub experience, serving craft beer and authentic food in a casual, urban lodge setting. Featuring over 10,000 square feet of space including an oversized beer garden, two dozen TV"s, corporate event and private dining rooms and multi-level dining areas, Park Tavern is the perfect destination for your next pre-or-post event lunch, dinner, or cocktail gathering.

Located just blocks away from the United Center, this unique sports bar offers a complimentary shuttle service that will escort you directly to and from the arena. Let the games begin!
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Park Tavern - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (22)good for groups (20)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (11)great for outdoor dining (10)fit for foodies (10)hot spot (9)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Must visit!
    happydiner
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We all enjoyed the food, especially the street tacos (steak). Just the right amount of food, served quickly and we were out on time for our event that followed. The place was "hopping" with energy and everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cristina
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great for going to concert.excellent shutter service!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Candiekat1
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Chose this restaurant because of it's proximity to the United Center. It's little hard to find (sign is on opposite end of building) but it has a good menu selection. Staff seems used to dealing with a UC pre event crowd. The unknown and surprising gem is their free shuttle to the United Center. I would prefer to spend money on food than parking. This will be my pre event spot going forward.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue pre-United Center
    nwilsonVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This is a great spit that takes reservations before events at the United Center. The parking is free if you eat there. There is a free shuttle to the UC that is convenient and easy. The venue is close enough to walk to the from the UC as well. The food is reasonably priced and the atmosphere is fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for United Center events!
    GabriellaM
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great place for events/games at the United Center. We arrived around 5:00-ish and had free parking in back plus free shuttle to United. In nice weather you could easily walk over to United and we did for the Paul McCartney concert in July. Our second vist to Park Tavern for Stevie Wonder and, once again, my wedge salad was just OK but everyone else loved there burgers and pizza. Excellent Craft Beer on Draught selection!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place to go before a United center event
    cassVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Went here before a hawks game. Food was great a little Bette than typical bar food. They have a long list of beers too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trouble with Pre-Hawks game dinner
    Joe1
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Unfortunately, now in its 3rd season in that location, Park Tavern still can't figure out the rhythm of serving a pre-event dinner crowd. We had 5:45 reservations, and upon arrival were told a table wasn't ready and to check back at 6:05. Now 20 min wouldn't be the biggest deal on a Friday night out, but before an event, that is a huge problem. We were "seated" around 6:10, sort of. Our party was 4, and we shared a 6-top high table with 2 other guys who were already there. Oh, and only 3 of the 4 of us actually had stools to sit on, the table was 1 stool short and despite pointing it out to the hostess and the waitress, it was never addressed. Get it together, Park Tavern.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Ribs4
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have passed this place a million times being at Rush Hospital or going to and from events at the United Center and have never stopped. The specials were amazing, drink prices weren't outrageous, and the service was both impeccable and seamless. I plan on going back again and would recommend to everyone of my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    great place to have a meal when going to the United Center. Their food is good and reasonably priced. Schuttle service to/from United Center is complementary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Didn't have our reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    They did not have our reservation. Fortunately the smartphone era allowed me to show them the reservation confirmation in my email. They were very nice and accommodated us immediately (even though they were packed).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BYRON
    TASTEER
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Ordered foot long grilled cheese sandwich, martini and beer. The sandwich w/cheese was grilled open face then two fried eggs added. It was a good egg w/cheese sandwich but a not-so-good cheese sandwich. The egg and mayo dominated the taste. Grilled cheese is one of the 10 most requested sandwiches. An egg sandwich isn't. So if they want to retain the egg, they should complement it by adding slaw in the sandwich to add crunch and balance the flavors. Tomato or lettuse would be wilted by the temp of the sandwich. The martini was excellent in its presentation and taste. The choice of beers on tap was extensive but limited to 12-13 oz. servings. This place is a beer, taco and pizza joint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • corkieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I was so disappointed. The reviews I read were all so good. I was hard pressed to find something to order. I finally settled on the brisket sandwich. I love brisket and was looking forward to enjoying my lunch. The meat was insipid. No seasoning. The sandwich was unwieldy. My daughter wanted a salad, but none had grilled chicken. She had a chicken sandwich, which she couldn't finish because of the cloying artificial "smoke" flavor. Only my husband, who opted for the hamburger came close to enjoying his meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not respect my reservation
    TimeSensitiveVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Seated a half hour after our reservation on the night of a Blackhawks game
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place before the game.
    stingvb
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great location with free parking and shuttle to the UC. Great food and great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Close to UC!
    Jackie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Park Tavern had an excellent food menu! I had the smoked chicken and I wish I ordered a 2nd for lunch the next day! It is a 5 minute walk to the United Center and I was able to park for free in that neighborhood. If there is no street parking there is a parking garage right in front of park tavern. Much cheaper then the United Center's $25 lots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find near United Center
    Mandee
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My French dip sandwich was very delicious and the free shuttle to and from United Center will keep me going back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, with a shuttle
    MomparsVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were attending a concert at the United Center that evening and wanted to grab dinner pre-concert. The Park Tavern was awesome because they will shuttle you to the UC from their free parking lot if you have dinner at the restaurant. Brilliant plan, and we will definitely do it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Free Shuttle
    jeabird06
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent place to go before a United Center event. I brought my fiance here before we went to see Arcade Fire and not only was the food and beer great, but the shuttle was so convenient! We would definitely come back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, beer selection, service
    ggjk
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we enjoyed good service, beer from the wide selection on tap and very good sandwiches with good sides. enjoyed the sweet pot fries and sprouts. perfect before the tom petty concert at uc, an easy walk away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food near the UC
    BullsFan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food, good service, great beer selection, all within walking distance of the UC. We go before the games, get much better foor, and save about 50%
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - great shuttle
    15yrdinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good food but poor service. Outside patio is nice and inside has nice atmosphere , best part is shuttle to United center and free parking!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Park Tavern = Fun Take 2
    donnybaseballVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Dined here for a second night in a row. Great fun.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 119 reviews are from the Park Tavern - Chicago reviews archive.
  • a solid choice
    Heather
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were able to walk right in and sit down. The beer list had more than just your typical light beers. The mexibano sandwich was so delicious, nearly enough for two people!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location
    dietcoke
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our first time at the Park Tavern, Our waiter, Jeff did not introduce himself or tell us the specials, we missed out on the happy hour appetizers because of this. When we asked Jeff about the special apps, he said, he could not put in the order, by this time it was 5:29 and the app special was till 5:30, the kitchen would get mad. He took fifteen minutes to get our drinks and attention. the first thing he said when he approached our table was I will be back with two waters...Food was good though and cannot beat the location to the United Center. Would try it again, but might sit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fun, interesting menu and many excellent craft beers to choose from. Our waitress was great, despite an extremely hectic pace due to the United Center pre-concert crowd. Would definitely go again. The bonus complimentary parking and shuttle to and from the United Center is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on 7/8
    LeanButNotMean
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I took clients to the Park Tavern for lunch on Tuesday, July 8th. - Service was poor: originally seated outdoors (at my request), I had to ask the hostess TWICE to send a server to the table. Once we moved inside due to the insane wind, I had to ask once more for a server to wait on my table. That's THREE requests for a server. When the restaurant is nearly empty (it was a late lunch), this is inexcusable. - The bartender was the person who eventually waited on us, and he was very attentive and had a great demeanor. Despite the service issue being resolved and the food being decent, I would not come back nor would I recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-Concert Dinner
    Bethkal
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had been to the Park Tavern previously and had a better experience. The food was very good both times but this time the service was underwhelming. Even though we mentioned to our server that we were planning to go to the concert, we had to wait at least 15-20 mins before we received our drinks once the order was placed and then the food seemed to come out slow as well. We had to rush a bit to finish our meal. We did have a reservation but the restarurant was busy. This experience will probably not keep me away from Park Taver, as it is very convenient to the United Center and does offer free shuttle service. Plus I do like their eclectic menu!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Highly recommend. We had a party of six before a concert. We had a reservation at 5pm- we were seated immediately. Had a very attentive waitress-food was very good. We parked there and took free shuttle to and from concert-it was fast and easy. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Spot for Concert Goers
    Lisar514
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Park Tavern was recommended to us by friends who go there before heading to the United Center for concerts. The food is good...different. We enjoyed a 10" pizza and the pulled pork nachos - both were delicious and perfect for a party of 2. Then we hopped on the free shuttle which took us to / from the Queen concert. The driver was personable and it was the perfect way to get to United Center. I would make this a regular routine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sports bar
    FlagGuy1
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Have enjoyed Park Tavern's great food , generous drinks and great service ( Jeff ) numerous times while attending Black Hawk games at the U C . Free parking and Jerry's shuttle bus ride to the U C is Great ! ! Highly recommended !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but terrible service
    ErikL
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I love everything about this place... the food, the atmosphere, and the beer selection is outstanding. The one thing they can't figure out is the service. The servers are usually very kind, but they are either terribly slow or severely understaffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pregame spot
    jkline3
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great spot to grab a bite to eat and a few beverages before events at the United Center. Only real drawback is that it can get a little hectic about a half hour before game time with everyone leaving at the same time. Keep an eye on the clock and ask for the tab when you have a chance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pub grub
    Adda40VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Extensive menu with many excellent options. The service is attentive. The weekly specials and reasonable pricing makes this restaurant a good value. I often go before a game at the United Center and the free shuttle adds to the convenience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Beer selection, great food
    Elman007
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Lots of beer choices, great food, great service. close to United Center, free parking, free shuttle...love this place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Great place for our Pre-Wizards feast...went there for a couple of playoff games...awesome food. The Grilled cheese is awesome!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre game must
    TheDoctor
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Before a Blackhawks game at the UC, it is a must to hit Park Tavern. Whether it is a matinee or night game the food choices are right for whatever your taste buds are looking for. A shuttle is available ,if desired ,but it is a few blocks walk and you are at the game. We love it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • United Center Gem
    DandL
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    This is a newer restaurant near the United Center that is bright and open, energetic, with great food, beer, and service! Free shuttle to/from United Center, and often free parking! (depending on day/hour) Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service on a busy night
    tommy
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We dined before a Blackhawk game. Bar and restaurant were very busy. We had reservations but arrived early. Waiter sat us early. Service on such a busy night was very good as was the food. Would recommend this restaurant especially before a hawks/bulls game.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for pregame/post game
    zsears
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Great place to meet for pregame/postgame for Bulls/Hawks. Not just because its close, but because the food and drinks are really good.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • United Center Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great place for drinks and food before or after any UC event. Free shuttle to UC, but also within walking distance. Nice menu, good food and tons of craft beers on tap. Will be back next time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic