Chef Psaltis created Bub City’s new menu with a focus on authentic barbecue. Signature items include Burnt Ends, Baby Back Ribs, Carolina Style Pulled Pork and 18 hr. Beef Brisket. Large groups can enjoy the “Whole Pork Picnic” featuring Slow-Smoked Pork Shoulder served with four sides.
Bub City boasts a bar offering more than 125 selections.
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Staff was awesome, super accommodating! Food and live music was also great!
I love Bub City but unfortunately my Nashville Fried Chicken sandwich was not cooked all the way. I will come back but for dancing only.
We had a blast dancing and singing along to the live band. Food and drinks were great too.
Amazing staff! Great food, reasonably priced. Able to find street parking
We had a great time. Bloody Mary bar was fun and tasty. Great options. We had the chicken and waffles and brisket taco. All were delicious. Recommend for brunch. Live music at noon.
Awesome place, great snacks and beer, really cool performance!
Chicago isn't known for its bbq. So I feel this place is probably the closest we'll get to bbq here. The ambiance is fun and country. The food IS good. But worth the price they charge? Not so much. The mac and cheeee was awesome. Buffalo nuggets
were awesome. The 3 meat sampler was okay. Still worth trying though.
Bub city is one of my favorites. Food is always favorful, customer service is always on point. I have been a dozen times and I will continue to go a dozen more
We had a reservation for 2 at 5 PM. We arrived at 5:50. We waited about 20 mins for a table to be cleaned off. When we sat down there were no place settings Or menus on the table. We waited another 10 minutes before anyone came to the table. The manager took our drink order and told us that are server was too busy to come over to us. The restaurant was lightly populated with plenty of open tables. Our waitress eventually greeted us and took our food order. We went with one of the combination platters with chicken and ribs. We finished 2 rounds of drinks before our food hit the table. It was cold. Everything was cold, the Mac n cheese, tots, and meat. The chicken was described as “crispy bbq chicken”. There was nothing crispy about it. The skin was soft and the chicken was lukewarm and mushy. Tasted almost steamed. The ribs were completely cold. The manager did a check back (our server didn’t). We explained that the food was cold and he offered to make it again. It was after 6 PM by the time the second platter hit the table (we’d been sitting for over an hour). The second platter was also cold. The only thing hot was the Mac n cheese because this time it was in a ceramic crock (the first time it was in a paper cup. We explained to the manager that it was still cold. He was unsympathetic. He did send us 2 complementary beers while we were waiting for our 2nd platter. We ended up paying full price for food that was terrible. Quite possibly the worst bbq I’ve ever had in my life. For a location in downtown Chicago, this was just completely unacceptable. Won’t be returning.
The all you can eat Chicken was delicious and a great bargain. Drinks were tasty and delicious too.
Great food and they did a wonderful job of accommodating our large party!
Good meal and quality of food matches price. A little too casual for typical business lunch, but still worth the trip.
I really enjoyed my visit to Bub City on Saturday evening. The food was wonderful, and the strawberry shortcake dessert was awesome ! Cort Carpenter put on a fantastic show, and we all had fun together during the evening. I will definitely be back again--hopefully soon ! (I have been to this location a couple of times already). Thanks for everything !
A little to faux Nashville-a cheap knockoff. And the Bloody Mary house mix is terrible.
Brad is outstanding!
They gave me a birthday shot with a candle!
For what it is, it excels! Friendly, easy to pop in, good place to hang out.
If you don't mind country music, but love some tasty smoked protein, then Bub City is your joint.
Visiting from LA and wanted some BBQ! This place did not disappoint! Probably the BEST ribs I’ve ever had. The server was attentive and professional. The house band phenomenal.
Ok but not great. Fatty chunks in the brisket and small sandwiches. Wouldn’t make a return trip
I absolutely love this place. The servers are great and so are the managers. The floor manager kept coming to check on us and making sure everything was ok. I ordered a margarita which is usually really good and It was really sweet this time and he switched it for me right away.
1st I booked a regular table, they tried to put us at a high top even though there were plenty of regular tables open, why? The food was ok, not great. Small portions, higher prices. Good music, lots of big parties all getting into the spirit which was fun.
Amazing! Warm welcome from staff, food was awesome, drinks were amazing. Definitely be back!
Food was great and the Bloody Mary bar is the BEST!
Can't say it was "outstanding" - but very good all around.
Very good experience! Had the pork shoulder and Brussels sprouts and was impressed overall. Seasonal sangria was also very good.
Did not realize this was part of the lettuce entertain you group
That explained a few things
But overall experience was pretty good
Amazing service, delicious food, everyone took care of us with a big smile ! I will definitely go back !
Awesome place for a nice brunch. They had live music (acoustic covers to folk/country music) and a bloody Mary bar. My date and I split chicken and waffles, brisket nachos, and an order of waffle fries. We finished about half of it. Would definitely go back if I was in the area.
Everything was awesome. I would recommend it to all my friends and co-workers
Always a great spot to meet for some good BBQ, country music, and fun/friendly atmosphere.
Fried pickles were tough as nails- I never knew you could over cook them. They were like hockey pucks. I didn’t finish my entree and my server asked if I was finished and simply took it away. No box, no offer to take it home. I had the chicken - it was tender and juicy. I highly recommend. My brother had the brisket. It as good, but nothing to rave about - presentation was below average. Atmosphere was great and service was super friendly. Overall- it’s not on my list as a recommendation.
Bub city is so consistent with their food. Its always seasoned to perfection
Really good food. Family of 4 and we all enjoyed our menu choices. Would return again.
Went for brunch/lunch in Sunday (cinco de mayo) and it was our first time! They had a delicious bloody mary bar as well as live music playing and it was a really cool experience. The brisket is a must have, it was phenomenal. All in all, would definitely go again, and glad we made a reservation cause we were seated right away.
Good brunch deal!
The food is phenomenal. Service was great and it’s an overall fun place to eat and hang out.
Our waitress was excellent. Giddy up fries and the Bloody Mary Bar never disappoint!
We were greeted and seated right away. The service was great and the food was absolutely delicious!