Food and service were great!!!
Food and service were great!!! We will definitely be returning! Great place for watching games and getting together with friends for good food and drinks!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun time for a large or small group! Great prizes to win if you have a good team.
4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Theory: Best River North Bar
Theory is an excellent place to have drinks with friends, either after work or late night. The service is top notch from the bar backs to the servers to the bartenders, hostess and management. I have gone back and will continue to go back.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best of River North
Everything about this place is awesome. The staff, the customers and the ambiance. I would and do go back ever chance I can. As far as River north bars/lounges go, Theory is the best of the bunch in River North when you consider service, quality of food, and price.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went here for my 31st birthday it was nice very nice but loud veryyy loud so if your trying to have a decent convo this is not the place to have that at. But over all Theory has a nice scene with a dj and the food was great I had the turkey burger that was very tasty! Me and my cousins had a ball and can't wait to return one day in the future.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just wrapped up our season and brought a group of 12. Holly and joel make everyone feel like family. We love coming back over and over.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Theory Proves Great Once Again
Service was great. Great drink specials. Great Wings and beef sandwich. I will definitely go back
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Food, Even Better Service
I'm not much of a soup & salad type, but I was really impressed with both at Theory for lunch. And the service was exceptional - clearly a place that wants you to walk out feeling great about every aspect of your experience and is willing to do what it takes to ensure such. I'll be back regularly.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected!!
My friends and I went here to watch the Blackhawks game together. I had only been to Theory for drinks before but not for dinner. The menu is HUGE, and we had a hard time selecting things because it all sounded amazing. They also have great daily drink specials! Great service, great food, great location. Highly recommend checking this gem out!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed it very much. Recommend to it to all and can't wait to come back.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose this restaurant for a good-bye happy hour with some coworkers. It was also during the playoffs for the Stanley Cup. Our waitress was attentive and on top of her game. We were a group of 6 or 7 and she made sure we always had fresh beverages. Very thankful for the level of service, especially on such a busy night.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Theory Tuesday is Worth Your While
Apparently Theory has trivia on Tuesdays. And the prizes are fantastic. We finished third place and won two cubs tickets and $25.00 off our bill. And unlike other trivia spots where they make you come back to spend it, they took it off that night's tab. The service is excellent as always and the $7.00 tacos on Tuesdays are awesome... You should bring a group and stop on a Tuesday.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best bar in Chi!
The staff here is amazing! They go out of yet way to accommodate guests! The food is incredible. It is such a blast!!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wanna watch the game? Stop Here!
Great place to watch a game or just get together with friends. Super friendly and accomodating staff, food is fantastic, and the specials are good any day of the week. My only (minor) complaint? They play music during the commercials, which in itself I actually love, but its pretty loud and so you find yourself shouting over the music. That said its good music, so it could be worse!
Tip - if you are coming with a bigger group or for a big game, make reservations!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good happy hour!
A friend and I stopped by on a Thursday for $5 Absolut cocktails - pretty good deal! We also got a taco flatbread, which we were both very happy with. The waitress ended up overcharging us for the drinks and I didn't notice until we got home, however they were very good about fixing it. The manager stopped by every table once while we were there, and seemed genuinely interested in your experience.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great pub/restaurant. Visited Chicago and decided to check if out and was not disappointed. The BBQ wings were meaty and delicious and the craft beer hit the spot. Fantastic and friendly service and a friendly atmosphere. I will be visiting this gem again ! The owner was there and he was gracious, friendly and showed care for his customers. Great job Theory! I was very impressed!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being from out of town and knowing that getting a table Friday night in Chicago for 10 people would be near impossible, a friend recommended Theory; and, I could not have been more pleased. Joel and his staff went out of their way to welcome us and ensure a great evening. As I got off the plane, I even received a voice mail from him to see if we had any questions or additional requests (funny, because I had to up the number to 11). When we got there, accommodations we perfect for our group, which included adults, teens and an 8 yo. The food was superb. Service was excellent. (My travel companions even asked if I knew Joel because of his and his staff's friendliness and attention) Overall, a wonderful experience!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends and I went to Theory for the Iowa game this past weekend. We had such a blast. From the decorations to the overall positive climate of the place, we will be going back for many games to come! The owner, Joel, circulated the bar the entire game checking on tables and introducing himself which truly made our presence feel appreciated. Our server Deanna was friendly, on top of our needs and cheered on Iowa with us all. We are looking forward to the rest of the football season at Theory!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there specifically for the wings. They did NOT disappoint!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Theory for a birthday
I went to Theory for a birthday lunch with my family. Not only was the food outstanding but everyone on the staff was attentive and friendly. The cocktails were reasonably priced and delicious along with the ribs which I ordered. I know I will certainly be back.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service!
Great food and good service! We will definitely back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was wonderful - good
Food was wonderful - good drink specials - owner was attentive and truly wanted you to have an enjoyable dining experience. Can't wait to go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVE theory! The staff
We LOVE theory! The staff is great, the food is great :)
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turn the rap music down- games on!
Very loud (rap) music for a sports bar, especially considering both the bulls AND hawks were playing. Otherwise, wonderful.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very welcoming atmosphere.
Very welcoming atmosphere. We were there to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes play. We actually felt like we could have been celebrating in Iowa City! Loved it! Both service and food were excellent!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
good bar for more advanced palette.
Food and swrvice was good but we weren't expecting a bar based on open table description. We weren't in the mood for a bar scene but ended up having a great time anyway. Food was great. We would go back again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent spot to watch the Hawkeyes! Great staff and food.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I continue to come back here
I continue to come back here because the owner Joel is a really cool guy whom cares about his patrons and employees.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM