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.
Sat 10:00AM - 3:00AM
Sun 10:00AM - 12:00AM
Close to CTA Brown/Purple Line stop at Merchandise Mart
Close to CTA Red Line stop at Grand and State St
Host your next private event at Bub City and treat your guests to an authentic barbecue experience. Our unique atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive service will ensure your gathering is one to remember!View Private Dining Details
1st time as a dine in guest; food and ambiance was good. But, I thought the waitress could have been a bit more friendly. She wasn't rude, just underwhelming ; perfunctory.
Had a great time with good food & service!
Food was great. Service even better, even on a busy night. We split nachos and a platter. Platter had the brisket (so tender and flavorful) and pulled pork with beans and Brussel sprouts. Nice long beer list with some unusuals so it was nice to try something new.
It’s a good place to go grab a bite and a beer
Only disappointment was live music doesn’t start until 11PM on Saturday.....why not have a set for dinner, as well? Excellent service and management, though.
The food was wonderful. The brisket is a must have. It's a busy place,loud but not too much. You can have a conversation. Multiple T.V. what ever your sport. Staff friendly and efficient.
Great time, fast service!
Great food and area!
We had a very nice family dinner, our waitress was very attentive, food was delicious as usual!
Very good food, very tasty and fresh. Reasonable Price points
Absolutely horrible. My wallet was stolen out of my purse while we were dining. Management had it all on camera and was extremely rude and uncooperative when we asked for help. The security does not care about customers safety at all. Terrible food, awful experience & I would never go back.
The service was terrible.
Awesome evening at Bub City! Sitting outside listening to a live band, drinking really good beers and beverages, eating killer BBQ, appetizers, and ridiculously delicious desserts. The place itself has a warm vibe and our server, busboy, and manager all had beautiful energy. We will be back!
Great experience. Great live band.
Had a fantastic server, pleasant and funny on top of things!
Fun dinner with great food and amazing entertainment. Perfect after a long day to sit back and just enjoy the band while eating.
Mother's Day brunch was perfect at Bub City. I would definitely recommend Bub City for brunch on the weekends, usually on Sunday they have live music which was perfect!
Our server wasn’t the best. She was fairly rude, however we did not let her ruin our experience. The restaurant was so unique and a great atmosphere.
Great Bloody Mary bar
Amazing wings as always and the Brussel sprouts were Killer good. I love this place!
Nice brunch with live music on Sunday
Bub City is okay. Drinks were a little on the high side compared to other places in the city. Food was good but nothing special. Appetizer plates were dirty.
I went there after work with a friend. The vibes were nice, the food great, and the service fantastic. When we got there, the valet attendant was friendly and very careful with my car. We started off with the wings and the Strawberry Lemonade. Our main dish was the ribs and pork shoulder. Such a great time. I would highly recommend.
It was a beautiful day and we sat outside. The Mac and cheese is awesome
Had a great experience last night of this barbecue place. I ordered a sampler platter which way more food than one human should possibly eat. However, I managed. The barbecue was tasty and the sides were very good I have baked beans which were very flavorful the cornbread is wonderful and the Buffalo tats do not disappoint. Overall I would come back here for good barbecue and Shiner Bock. My only disappointment of the night was that the menu on OpenTable says they have burnt ends and the menu at the restaurant does not have them. Waitress informed me they have been discontinued. If in River North and in the mood for barbecue, this is a solid place to stop
They didn’t have a menu item that I usually get for a hour but otherwise a great experience
We went here for a group meal (7 diners). The food was great, delicious and authentic BBQ. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Before dinner we sat at the bar for a couple of drinks. The bar staff were more than happy to go through their selection of beers and whiskey. Overall a great dining experience.
Perfect place to unwind, hang out with friends, eat great food and enjoy live music. Love this place — always a great vibe with really friendly service!
We were in town from Ohio, celebrating 2 birthdays and meeting up with a Chicago friend. It was a first time for all of us. The food was phenomenal and prices were fair. Meals are definitely shareable! Our server was helpful and fairly fast but also seemed to be a bit curt and short with us; not overly friendly. I would definitely recommend it and go there again.
Laid back fun with great adult beverage options and swanky honky tonk music
consistently great food and good vibes. awesome customer service. always a great time! highly recommend for friends and family getting together. also, great place to have the kids tag along! highly recommend.
Great food and service
Love the pulled pork with Mac and cheese!
Service was okay, the waitress seemed a little rude and didn’t check on us often enough. I ordered the Chipotle Mac & Cheese and it was way too spicy to eat (and I like spicy food). Their food is usually very good. The service has never been the best but the food usually makes it worth it.
One of the best BBQ restaurants we've been to! Will be back!
Food was good smoked barbeque! My chicken was perfectly smoked, tender and juicy. Sometimes hard to achieve in good ole bbq. The live music was awesome.
The food was great and so was service no long wait for food
Had read about this place in Chicago magazine and wanted a casual but delicious dinner. This place is casual, but the food is just not good. You'd get a better meal at a chain in a suburb. The bbq meat tasted blah and the sauces were not good. Bathrooms are in the basement and not clean. We couldn't get out of hear fast enough.
Good live music & good service. I liked the valet service and the front staff made it seem safe.