Bub City - Rosemont

4.5
971 reviews
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Rosemont's destination for authentic barbecue, live country music, whiskey and craft beer.
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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Their Bloody Mary bar is amazing! Recommend asking the bartender for the secret to getting the most stuff on your drink! Loved the grilled cheese, trucker snacks and deviled eggs.

Have eaten here in the past and thought the food was slightly better. Guessing Easter crowd had something to do with it.

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ES
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyed our time...we plan on returning!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always :)

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place? Had a newborn with us and noise level was great and then they left as soon as live band started playing. Our waitress was PHENOMENAl-her name was Paulina and she was knowledgeable, patient and very understanding w our entire party. The food and drinks were great as well.

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AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

While the service and ambiance were good, the food left a lot to be desired. I'll start by saying our server was great! She was polite and attentive, and even when our order got slightly messed up, she went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. She even had the mistakenly ordered meal taken off the bill. However, the food was less than average. I ordered breakfast tacos that were bland, but good enough, I guess. The portion size was good - 3 small egg and cheese tacos for $10 - so that made up for it. My friend ordered the brisket breakfast tacos (it says "tacos" on the menu) but she only got 1 taco for $15! I'm sorry, but I don't know of any restaurant in the entire country that charges $15 for 1 taco. It didn't matter because they brought the wrong taco anyway, so my friend ordered hash browns with a fried egg and brisket, to make up for it. The brisket was all fat and most of it was inedible. We were definitely disappointed in the quality of the food, and value overall. I'll come back to Bub City for the music, but I'll make sure I eat beforehand.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, even though our meal and drinks took a LONG time , our server was checking in and trying to balance the busy night. Food was just ok. Brisket sandwich was very fatty. Not enough meat on sandwich. Bun was like a hostess brand bread bun, nothing special. Atmosphere was fun, lots to
see and do.

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food came out wrong and it took a while for the waiter to come back to the table to address it. Then the food took a long time to come back out. It was very cramped, so we were listening to the conversations at both tables next to us.

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. I have a severe fish allergy and they started a new fryer so I could have the fried chicken. Thank you so very much for doing this for me. It has only happened one other time in my life. The fried chicken was delicious. We will be back.

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b
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Got the 2 meat barbeque dinner. Everything was great except didn't career for the pork shoulder. Stuck is as skins of mushy and didn't taste like it had barbeque sauce. We have to add our own

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you are looking for an energetic, lively restaurant with a bloody mary bar - this place is for you! It has a Nashville-like feel to it. Stick with biscuit sandwiches, fried chicken, and nachos for menu items.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a 7:30 reservations for 6 of us, with tickets to Zanies for 9:30 show. We were there by 7:15, but not seated till 7:55. We got appetizers quickly, but food order didn't come till 9:05. We had to remi d our waiter that we wanted to be out by 9:15.
Unfortunately we had to rush through dinner.

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M
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bub City exceeded my expectations. I’ve been to a lot of good BBQ places but the atmosphere is usually dull and the real emphasis is on the food. Here they put a lot in making the environment lively. I ordered the ribs and they were excellent. And they also feature a wide variety of craft beer and a ton of whiskey.

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cassie the server made the night excellent!!! Food was fast, drinks were great, music was good and then the live band later just made the whole experience amazing! I recommend this place and ask for the server Cassie!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very helpful and the manager even stopped by to see how everything was and if there was anything we needed. Great experience as always!

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our hosted knew we were going to a concert and took 15 minutes to come back with the check. Then she told us our parking was validated but it was not. We could not go back since we were running late for the concert already. The bbq was just ok.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff were phenomenal! Very attentive, super friendly, and accommodating! Food was fantastic and all though we were close to the stage (a little too loud) the 2 man band were Great!

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SD
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We love the food and the live music there. Only negative is the exterior door being propped open and then everyone coming in the interior door let cold gusts of wind in. We had a table near the door and were freezing all night.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is amazing! You definitely need to try the brisket and the mac and cheese. They have a decent beer list too. Our service wasn't bad, but definitely not above average. The atmosphere is really fun, so overall it was a great experience and we would go again.

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times ! Service and food never fail. Perfect place for a night out with friends.

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E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8 and were dining before a show at Rosemont. Andrew was AWESOME! We had a wonderful meal and had plenty of time to get to the show on time.

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AA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was GREAT!! She was really nice and was very attentive. I believe the Manager also checked in on us. The food was delicious and will come back again.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love bbq and a laid back atmosphere, this is a great place. Brisket, pulled pork and wings were really good. Table was ready right when we walked in. Staff was friendly. Drinks were strong.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience very much! Perfect Sunday funday!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awsome great service we’ll be back soon!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

I made a reservation for Bub City for 4 people a month ago. Very disappointed to be put at a tiny round high top table in the far back corner of not the Bub City restaurant but the Joe’s Live Bar. There wasn’t even enough room for the app and dinner plates to fit for all of us. Our server informed us that this side bar was used for overflow walk ins and when I explained we were a reservation made well in advance he apologized and said he would bring it to his manager’s attention. No manager ever bothered to come over to our table and speak to us.

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W
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place before an Eric Church concert. Great energy. Lots of concert goers. Extra bonus points for having NCAA basketball games showing on all tvs

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Our server Samuel B was outstanding, very nice and exceptional in the busy environment.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Enjoyed the music, drinks, and food. Walked right in and was seated immediately. Nice staff and good atmosphere.

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V
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Andrew was my server and he was absolutely outstanding. He was spot on, taking great care of us & his recommendations were all well received. Extremely knowledgeable of the menu.
This was my first time here and didn’t know what to expect. The food was great, the whiskey flight was generous in portions and the live music was fun and lively. I will be back with a larger party very soon.

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as was the service.

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WC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation for 3:30 pm. Upon arrival, was told they needed the table back by 4:10. Gives 40 minutes to sit down, order, eat and then expected to rush. I expressed my disagreement with the hostess, and she was useless. Simply said “that’s what my manager said”. Complete disbelief. I will never go again.

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c
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Servers were awesome and the menu is delicious and fun. Bub City is a restaurant Chicago can be proud of. Main courses were perfect (brisket & ribs) and the dessert was amazing (and a birthday surprise): chocolate with whipped peanut butter topping.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating new jobs

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Something different and fairly decent brisket. Good service!

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

Nice place - maybe a littler understaffed it took forever to get our bill

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredibly wonderful. The food was great (however, there were no healthy choices on the menu). The live music was fantastic!!!!

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LM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, and we were able to reserve a huge booth for 8 people.

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JY
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was clean, service was prompt and friendly, and the food was delicious. I had the macaroni and cheese and my husband had one of their chicken items. The fried pickles were crispy, and the beers were cold.

I would recommend this place to families for lunch or an early dinner. It seems to really perk up during the evening.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t really accommodate for the special occasion, but they were perfect! Loved it!

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch -- great food and awesome environment. Service was outstanding

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