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.
We made a reservation on a Saturday night. We ended up waiting about 20 minutes for a table, but didn't think anything of it. It was a busy night and we just grabbed a drink at the bar while we waited. Once our table was ready, the server sat us and we were immediately brought a round of drinks and fried pickles on the house for our wait. We weren't upset and never asked for this, but were completely impressed by this gesture. It was excellent customer service. We will definitely be going back.
Fantastic vibe, great service and superb food. You gotta check this place out when you are in town!
the food should be hotter and the beer should be colder and turn the country music down so you can have a conversation
Always delicious food and great service! Just very disappointed to see that they don’t have live music on Sundays anymore and they also took away their Bloody Mary bar. 👎🏼👎🏼 those were my favorite reasons to go there for Sunday brunch!!
Excellent service, and delicious food. The portion sizes are pretty large!
We were a table of 8 out for a birthday. The location we were sat at was horrible. Stage was not very visible and it was directly off the kitchen. I cannot say how many times we were almost knocked over by staff and guests. When we complained we were yelled at by THE STAFF. The staff should have cleared the crowd standing and blocking the route to the back instead of shoving up against us to get by. It WAS NOT worth the $500 bill.
Great location for BBQ and having fun with friends.
We gave us our table 15 min late which is mothing and they offered us several appetizers at no cost. Outstanding service. Very professional and polite.
My only problem was that we sat right next to the door and people who were waiting for a table kept leaning on our table while we ate...like even resting their arm and leaning back on the high top. We were there for my husband's birthday and he had never been before so this was his first experience. We tried to let it go but then another group of people came in and almost circled around our table making it seem like we were being watched. We didn't feel like we could talk or relax because we were rushed to get out of there so other people could take our seat. The food was great and our waitress was not bad but I think they should make the people waiting stand closer to the door and not allow them to roam the restaurant and walk around. We almost decided not to order and leave but we tried to stick it out.
My roommate and I went here because we wanted a place with a fun atmosphere for dinner and drinks! we compared it to a country version of Buffalo Wild Wings. We got the buffalo chicken strips with waffles fries and a pitcher of the pomegranate (or some other fruit flavor) margaritas and everything was amazing!
Nachos that were rated great by the Tribune were awful. Mostly BBQ sauce on chips & meat was scarce & not good quality.
Loved it. Our server was great, love the bloody Mary’s and the food was amazing.
Great restaurant. Gave it a shot on Valentine's Day and was not disappointed. Service was great and the food was outstanding. Our kids liked it so much they begged to come back the next night. Will definitely be going back on my next trip to Chicago.
Got there on time for reserved seating and was seated right away. Wait staff was incredible. The place was packed but didn't have to flag anyone down for another drink or to place food order. Had the BBQ Bristket Nachos and they were really good. Smokey meat, plenty of cheese and the spice was due to jalapanos that could be avoided if not desired. The Band was engaging and talented. Great night!
Best brisket in town hands down
Great atmosphere for a group dinner. Food was good and selection of beer was great!
it was an awesome experience
The amazing bloody bar that is the main reason I go is not there anymore? Super sad and disappointing.
Great service and fabulous drinks! Always a great option!!
Disappointed with menu changes -- No cobb salad+ other changes - Don't mess with a good forula
Great FOOD!!! Nice amount ..well deserved..however the service was slow.. took well over 15 mins before we were even look at...work on the staff to be more attentive to your customers you never who is waiting.
The brisket and pulled pork were fantastic! Great atmosphere. Will be definitely returning!
We have been coming to bub city for years, and I’ve always enjoyed the experience. However, they recently made substantial changes on their menu which will limit our future visits. In an effort to simplify their menu, they have removed nearly everything that we eat. Including, their supposedly famous fried chicken. It was particularly weird since all of the staff members were wearing T-shirts promoting their fabulous fried chicken. If you want simply ribs or brisket, With minimal ability to customize or change sauces this is your place. Kind of breaks my heart, as the place still has a lot to offer.
The menu for rib specials on the table "hadn't started yet" and we ordered fried chicken sandwiches that came out luke warm. Fries seemed like they had been fried a while ago. Would not recommend to a friend.
We went for the live band playing that night and we had a great date night! The fried pickles were delicious and beers, well, they’re always good.
This was our first time to Bub City, the food was amazing , on top of that our friends band was in town , Reckless Whiskey, so we felt right at home !!!! Service was amazing !!!! We will be back soon with friends
No meat and 3 for lunch was a disappointment considering that’s the main reason we come for lunch.
Food and service was great. The only tip that I would give is to not have the bus boys troll and keep asking if they can clear your table. It was a little pushy and there were open tables.
This was an awesome time! Get the big platter!
Great food and love the live music.
The service is fantastic and the food is usually pretty good. Looks like they underwent a menu change and took off my favorite items so that was a bummer. Plus they got rid of the bloody mary bar and raised the mimosa prices. Still a good spot, but may not so much for brunch any more.
Pastrami was godly!
NYE at Bub City was so much fun! It wasn’t too crowded. We ate at 8:30pm and the band came on around 9:30pm. The service was excellent. I’d highly recommend for anyone who likes country.
We selected Bub City because it was one of the few locations in River North that still had open tables on New Years Eve at the 11th hour (well, more like 3 pm hour). At our table the food got high marks in terms of value and taste. It’s not the greatest bbq you’ve ever had in your life, but it’s very good, the service was fantastic, the vibe is awesome, and we had fun!
They no longer offer their Bloody Mary bar and the menu has changed. Meh....
always a terrific night - love this place! Recommended for a great night listening to county music
The food we had was ok but for some bizarre reason the lunch menu has far more choice than the evening menu. Must admit I have never seen that in a restaurant before. Really disappointing as so many better options were not available to us. As a result we won’t be returning. Bonkers decision made by the restaurant management.
The menu was limited and centered on meat. Vegetarians had the option of one salad and a Brussels sprout side. In my opinion, fried pickles don’t count, although technically they are vegetarian. Our server was attentive. The space was inviting and decorated for the holidays with colorful string lights.
Food was decent though I got the feeling that they get a crowd that likes to be out the door in under 30 minutes. I was told my chicken would take 15 minutes, as if that's a bad thing. For reference, this was a Friday night.
Food was really good. Kids and adults alike enjoyed their meals.
You can order delivery directly from Bub City using the Order Online button. Bub City also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bub City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 610-4200.
Bub City is rated 4.5 stars by 1443 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.