Bub City

4.7
1268 reviews
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Barbecue
RJ, Jerrod and Molly, in conjunction with Chef / Partner Doug Psaltis have created their own destination for country music lovers to enjoy a cocktail, grab a bite and have some fun.

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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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good but portions are smaller than I expected. Our server was great! I was upset that I asked for a booth when I placed my reservation and when we arrived they told me that no booths were available. When they sat us down I saw two empty booths. I was lied to and that was upsetting.
We were first time customers and I’m not sure I would go back. Maybe give them a second chance in the far future.

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here three times. Food is always delicious. The nachos with chicken were fantastic.

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Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Not what I expected in terms of BBQ. It certainly wasn't that. Taste, however, wasnt bad. Will not return.

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SM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular place! The staff, music, liquor selection- everything is awesome!

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HH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St Patrick’s Day weekend celebrating

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KJ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I came for the fish but it was only on Fridays not Saturday so I ended up getting hot wings and waffle fries which I absolutely loved but the price was a bit much.

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DD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool. Had reservations but decided to sit to at the bar to eat/drink because we wanted to socialize & the bartender was super sweet! We ordered most of what she suggested to us & it was delicious. The live band came on a little too late for us & the place gets crazy packed around 10pm. We will definitely be back for more.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great value for what you got. Service was Excellent!

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar, good BBQ food and if you like beer or whiskey great bar!

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, really enjoyed band

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

Our server was great, management was awesome and the food we had was phenomenal! We went to see the band and they rocked the house!! All around great experience!

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DS
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming to Chicago and going to Bub City!!! Weekends are our favorite, but really we go whenever we can because the food is amazing. The weekend band are great after we eat. Cannot wait to go back again.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't really go wrong with your meal choice here! It was ha rd d yo decide what I wanted to eat. Amazing drink selection! Love that you can get the Nashville vibe right in the heart of Chicago!

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CV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was some of the best BBQ I have ever had, the brisket melted in your mouth!! HUGE selection of whiskey!! Amazing atmosphere with some rocking country music. Definitely a great break from the fancy restaurant scene and better food!!! Will be back the next time in Chicago!!

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DS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

two thumbs up! excellent food only exceeded by the quality of the service.

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n
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Bloody Mary bar was amazing & reasonably priced!

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DL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun and lively BBQ joint. Our chicken was a bit over-cooked, but my daughter loved her ribs. The prices were good for the River North area. The whiskey selection was impressive.

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was bomb AF , shorty ate her burger in like 5 minutes I was blew OFN

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Second time I’ve been there. Got the wild fries as an appetizer this last time which was great, but both times I’ve been there the ribs didn’t blow me away. Not very much meat on them

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LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A relaxed great time every time! Live music from time to time at brunch. Best bloody mary bar in the city!!

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ND
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch options and fabulous bloody mary bar.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good service, sangria a little weak, but good, fun atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was overwhelmed and it took us a long time to get served. But she was friendly!

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, great service and great music! Love coming here!!

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was not warm and while lots of food taste and temperature left a lot to be desired

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are incredible!!!! I cant say enough. They’re respectful, fun, and veryyyyy courteous!
I didnt get the table i reserved for the superbowl, but they exceeded my expectations and sat me on the stage, they took care of my bill.
I will be a usual in here, dont know about you, but this place has a great crowd, great service, and amazing music!!!!
Go dont hesitate, it’ll be fun!

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Every thing was perfect for Super Bowl night except for draft beer that wasn’t as cold as it should be.

Great place!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was extra loud today

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EK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went there to hear live music but sound was off or something it was hard to hear vocals... service was great- attentive and quick server, host was friendly and accommodated us well with changing our reservation upon arrival (had more guests than originally planned) Good atmosphere and ample space!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Haven’t left many reviews on Open table, but our experience was exceptionally bad. It’s restaurant week and my friends and I pick a BBQ restaurant. They were out of ribs and had sold out of dessert as well. The food they did have (not what we had gone for) was mediocre at best. We had 4 entrees and our tab was $240! What the?! We won’t be back.

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice place with good bbq. I frequently bbq and their’s is high quality. Portions are large. We were able to shared an app and the large sampler platter.

I guess we went at a bad time and were seated to a large group that had over consumed. Our 11 year old found the conversations and behavior amusing and I did address their language specifically. Management was proactive actually asking them to leave and giving use desert. FYI, you must have the apple pie.

No complaints would definitly go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing the food is great

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GC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very pleasantly surprised with the customer service. We had a reservation at 10pm and called to let them know we were running late. Showed up by 10:30 and they didn’t have a table ready for us but were very apologetic and even offered us a round of drinks while we waited. They seated us as soon as something was available. They went above and beyond when most establishments would have said we were out of luck with our reservation. Thanks to the hostess and manager who went above and beyond our expectations!

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Manager, Tim was fantastic, our server Chris was super friendly and very sweet, food was good, band was fantastic. We had a slight problem with our reservation. Made the reservation on your site but the hostess said they were overbooked and could not accommodate us. When we spoke to the manager, he was very apologetic and accommodating. We were very well taken care of, not sure what happened with the reservation, but they fixed it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good the restaurant was very crowded and they sat us close to the front door. With it being so cold out today we were freezing.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was fast.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Girls weekend, fun night out!

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CM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. I will definitely be back soon.

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T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super good brunch. Great prices! Great service. Best Bloody Mary bar.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, great food, excellent service. This Bloody Mary bar was the most amazing I’ve ever seen.

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