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Crazy busy for St. Patrick's Day, but staff handled it well.
Great overall dining experience. Excellent whisky and bourbon selection. The brisket is very tasty.
Amazing service, so helpful and pleasant. Went to for brunch and the music volume was perfect, we were able to have a quiet conversation and still enjoy the band.
The food , service, and atmosphere was great. It is a small.place and when the music started up it made it difficult to talk to people at the table
Have wanted to visit this restaurant for several years. So finally made it but was big disappointment because it is really a bar that serves bbq. My bad. This is not a kid friendly place as it has lots of foul language patrons talking loud. If you go, do not accept any pub type tables near the bar as they cram you in and it is difficult to have room to eat. We ordered the famous spare ribs and baby backs which are served with a rub and little or no sauce baked on. You get to pour it on cold like ketchup. I don't like this practice for my ribs but am sure many people like it that way. Flavor was just Ok . The wait staff was very good and friendly. But we waited for some time for a table even with rsv and when we got the text our table was ready , the hostess looked confused and quickly put us at any old table she saw. It was by the bar unfortunately. Won't go back but can cross this off my list . Been eating ribs for many years but this place does not make the cut.
Celebrating a birthday with a group of 5 girls. Arrived early for our reservation and we were seated right away! Serving the brunch and lunch menu. No one was disappointed. And we were all stuffed! Waitress was so kind and brought out a birthday treat!
We come once a year for our annual Chicago girl's trip and we always have such a great time! Bub City has never disappointed!
This trip (3/3/18) was our absolute favorite. Our server, Lauren, was amazing!
Like a high class country bar The food is very good and there is an extensive drink menu.
Great Bloody Mary bar with everything from mini grilled cheese bits to bacon. Fried pickles were very good and the fried chicken sandwich was amazing as well.
The Live music was great and the food was tasty, would recommend!
Great drinks, loved the whiskey shots and bloody bar. Food was delicious! Service was great and we loved the live music during brunch.
We had a great time.
Amazing fried chicken!
The Bloody Mary bar was incredible and loads of fun!
My mother’s purse was stolen from the restaurant and the staff there acted like it was no big deal. They offered no apology, horrible customer service. They took no responsibility or was pathetic to our situation.
Great food & live music!
My wife and I tried this place for the first time and were very impressed. We made a reservation luckily, otherwise there is no way we were getting a seat. This place was PACKED! from the very moment we got there until the time we left it was shoulder to shoulder with a line out the door. Must be good right?! IT WAS! We only ordered appetizers but they were both amazing!! We shared the buffalo bites and loaded fires and they were both ate in their entirety. I tried a delicious whiskey at the recommendation of a man name Brad who I will get back to shortly. We didn't stay long enough to see the band but we weren't in a very ideal seating location for that either way. We were seated in a very high traffic spot so we were constantly being bumped or talked over by other patrons. That aside we had a wonderful time here and will absolutely return to try more of their delicious food and whiskey. Ok back to Brad, I presume he was a manager of sorts. He was so unbelievably helpful, and welcoming. He more or less acted as our server too, ours was mostly non-existant. He spoke to us in length about the menu and gave me an incredible bourbon recommendation. He touched our table several times throughout our visit and before we could leave he left us with several gift cards so that we would return. He apologized for our seating location and thanked us for coming. This really stood out to us. We did not complain once, even to each other, about a single thing. We were really enjoying ourselves and those things were just background noise to us. So thank you Brad G for your incredible hospitality. We will without a doubt return and I intend to suggest Bub City to all of my friends.
Waitresses were extremely rude and pushy. Bad vibes.
Great food!! Assistance of staff was very accommodating
Fun atmosphere ! Live music was great! Good food and good service. Location close to hotels and shopping too!
We ordered a full rack of baby back ribs, a pulled pork entree, and sides of Brussels sprouts, spoonbread, and sweet potatoes with marshmallow for two of us plus 2 young kids. We all agreed the food was delicious, every dish, but I feel the value is a bit lacking for 2 reasons. First, the sides were undersized for the prices. I'd say they each serve 1-2 people. Second, a thirty dollar entree (ribs) comes with nothing except a slice of white bread (WHY does every BBQ place insist on this, and call it Texas toast to make it sound interesting) and a miniscule baby portion of cole slaw? That's really not cool, or standard among the many BBQ places we've eaten. You normally get to choose 1 or 2 sides as part of the entree. There is also no kids' menu, so the restaurant is family friendly overall but the pricing is not. Finally, our server was very friendly but there were many moments we would have liked to flag her, or anyone, down but there was literally no employee on the entire floor to wave at. We had a good experience overall but the value and service could be improved.
Didn't love our experience. It was loud, the menu has nothing helpful of any kind. The minimum calories was 2000 for anything - most were more. Hate that.
Terrible wine choices. This is Chicago. There should be more than "white" or "red."
Great experience with consistently good food and excellent service.
The luncheon menu Pick your meat and three sides, is a great value. The fried pickle appetizer was excellent, as was the brisket sandwich.
We visited to eat, drink and watch the Super Bowl. The food was not bad, but was not great either. For average taste, I'd say a bit overpriced. Drinks were also on the expensive side - though they were good. Service was also average. Overall, nothing really horrible to mention, but nothing great either. The evening was meh - but the bill was definitely more than meh. I would not recommend. In Chicago, there are many more options that would leave you more satisfied.
We enjoy a lot our visit to Bub City. Everyone were very kind and friendly. The only thing I do not like is that tha restrooms were located in the darkest spot of the place and you have to pass through the kitchen.
Great service, surprisingly the BBQ was dry.
We went to Bub City for Restaurant Week. We were so happy we made a reservation. The portions were bigger than most restaurants during Restaurant Week. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. (We had the ribs and salmon.) The pie for dessert was not a hit with us though.
It's a fun, energetic vibe.
Terrible date, but the food was good.
We went for Restaurant week for lunch & The food was excellent.
Nice atmosphere and service was great, just wasn’t crazy about my food.
Excellent lunch specials. Great service.
The food amazing and service was WONDERFUL ! This is a great place for lunch ,dinner or even carryout if you work in the area.
Great spot. Great food. Tons of beer. Great Bloody Mary bar on weekends. Fried Chicken is great. The hashbrowns are awesome, we got them with burnt ends, highly recommended. You wont find a much better meal for this reasonable of price in River North.
I love this place, our server, Lauren, was awesome! She was always smiling, friendly, and attentive even though they had a packed house.
Food was quick and great, we had fried pickles, Mac and cheese and boneless wings.
Recommend if you want a fun night out with friends.
Great service great live music great bbq love it. Keep it up
Food and menu very average.
We got buffalo tots for an app which were very tasty. I got the brisket sandwich and was not impressed. It was cold and mostly fatty. The house beer from moody tongue is good and pairs well with about anything
It was overall good, nothing special. The restaurant also wasn’t very crowded but the service was very slow.