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About Columbus Tap

Columbus Tap features a less than typical beer tasting experience of local, regional and international microbrews that is perfectly paired with Midwestern influenced gastro-fare.

200 N Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30am - 12am

Cross Street:
between Wacker Drive and Randolph on Upper Columbus

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 444-9494

Website:
http://www.columbustap.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking $9.00 for restaurant and bar guests.

Public Transit:
CTA Bus & Train, Randolph / Michigan, Wacker / Columbus.

Executive Chef:
Atticus Garant

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining available for 5-150 people. Please inquire for our private offering menu options.

Private Party Contact:
John Gustason: (312) 565-6680

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Columbus Tap Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were there on a Thursday evening, just the two of us.
Very quiet, not busy. Our waitress was very good, made several good suggestions for the meal as well as other places for the next few days.
Great meat/cheese board to start. My halibut was very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was amazing!!! Our server was great. It just took a little longer than expected but was so good. I was less than impressed with hostess. She was nice but I was trying to change our reservation but was put on hold so long that I made to the restaurant to change the number in our party.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great spot to meet up with my brother while he was in town on business. Good variety even though it's a small menu. He's a vegetarian and was happy with the salad and rissotto, as well as the veggie sides. I also enjoyed the squash soup, asparagus salad, and charred broccoli. SO GOOD. Our waiter wasn't as attentive as I would have liked, but it was packed - even for a Tuesday at 630P. I figure there's a lot of conference traffic in the area.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Decent food, nice space. Drinks & food took too long. Overall a fine experience.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Service was horrible. Food sucked and prices were outrageous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great-especially roast chicken. Drinks on the expensive side. Not as cozy as it could be or the name conjours up. I faced a huge glass internal window and watched dozens of people exiting the hotel lobby.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Absolutely miserable. The hostess was rude and the waitress was rude.
Very hostile. Not sure what set them off. Had to get the food runners to reorder drinks . Only saw our waitress when taking our order and when she brought the check. Don't waste your money!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food. Great environment. Liked it a lot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went to Columbus Tap for a casual dinner. They have an interesting menu with some unique combinations. My chicken was good, although a tinge dry. My husband's fish and chips were not very good. Very bready and he was not happy with it. The waitress was very friendly although she never inquired why my husband did not eat much of his meal. I hate to leave a not great review, but maybe it will help the restaurant improve.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

China can after a series of very elegant quiet venues with excellent gourmet food selections, the restaurant was a disappointment. We did know that it was a gastro pub, the name for which sounds very unappetizing for starters, And because we had a nice formal dinner at a fine dining establishment on Friday night this week we decided to walk over for a more casual dinner on Saturday. It was just shocking to see how the interieur was deliberately dummied down to this cracked tile floor, loud place with pretty much ordinary food. Most of the selections we had were excellent and were the waitress recommendations. She was excellent. The fish with the fish-and-chips was soggy and mushy… the only real criticim we would have.Just a disappointment8ng experience.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was reasonably good. We all had steaks (of different kinds) and they were excellent. It is a bit pricey having to add all the veggies and potatoes separately. The cocktails were alright but again a bit pricey and the one glass of wine I had costs $20 which was quite a surprise to me. Our desserts were a little disappointing - it seemed like they forgot the white chocolate/Grand Marnier sauce for our ice cream sundae (or if it was there, it was undetectable); the server did eventually bring some more sauce and it was good. I'd probably go again if I wanted to eat at the hotel where it is located (The Fairmont), but I don't think it would be a destination for me if I wasn't staying there.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

During the busy lunch hour it took a while to get a waiter, but from then on he was excellent. The lamb burger is fabulous!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very limited menu, and not many gluten free options. But what I had (salad) was good. Beware: like every hotel restaurant in the Loop, incredibly overpriced.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good selection of drinks but there was Limited food menu

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great food, amazing service. Overall we were very pleased with everything. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to try somewhere new.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Experience overall awesome except the first drink I order Moscow mule was horrible. The waitress took it back recommended another and all was well. Food was delicious and as my husband likes it pipping hottt! Would definitely recommend it

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Berlin)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The climate was cold as always. The food was delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Absolutely incredible burger! Spend the extra $2 on bacon as it may be the best two dollars you ever spend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

great spot for business lunch, roomy, food was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I'm a very easy going and forgiving guy who generally doesn't leave bad reviews, but I want to spare someone a couple hundred $$ on a lousy experience. For the price the food should have been MUCH better. The Outback steak house would have been better AND half the price. The room is also very acoustically loud amplifying the staff's incessantly loud voices and laughing. The two bartenders and the waitresses at the host station were carrying on behind us the entire time like they were 100ft apart in a crowded room, except there were only 2 other people there. That should have been our clue when we walked in. We had to constantly lean into one another to have a conversation. Not the nice Mother's Day dinner we had hoped for. Will not be back, unfortunately.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Wow. Columbus Tap blew my expectations away with food selection, preparation and flavor. We ordered a variety of options, including the avocado toast, burnt broccoli, pretzel, and the burger. I was blown away by the flavorful preparations of everything we ordered. Service was very good, and our table of 5 enjoyed probably best meal we've had in Chicago. Beer selection was excellent, as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Thought prices we too high. It was more of a diner atmosphere. Not what we expected. We decided not to eat, so not sure if the food was worth the price. They did have a nice selection of beers so we stayed for one drink and went elsewhere for dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Mostly specialized in beer but some nice wine options. Relatively new and nice ambiance

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 23, 2017

This was cute. Service was good. Really pricey especially the drinks. Not sure I would rush back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2017

WOW! We've been here a few times and really love the food and service. This time we went with my family on Presidents day. They easily accommodated our group including two little ones. Our waiter, Moe, was fantastic. Everyone really enjoyed their meal and time in this restaurant. Thanks Columbus Tap, we'll be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2017

My boyfriend and I participated in restaurant week and experienced subpar service. There was some confusion with our server concerning our appetizer order, so our first course not only came out wrong, but it also took almost 20 minutes and our soups were room temperature. The entrees and desserts came out quickly. A few bites into dessert I started experiencing an allergic reaction. I'm not aware of any allergies I have, so I was surprised and just wanted to know what was causing it. Our server didn't seem too concerned, but said she would check with the chef. Another 20 minutes later the chef came by, went through the menu items we ordered, tried his best to guess what could have caused it. So $85 later, we left the restaurant pretty underwhelmed by the experience. I guess an allergic reaction isn't important enough for a manager to stop by.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Great ambiance.. great food and drinks. Great for an after work get together.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Nice place to have lunch - but service was a little slow. Great food and prices are good for downtown Chicago. One odd thing, and it could be because I'm from a smaller community, but they don't accept cash!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2016

The food was fantastic, everyone mentioned how good their meal was. The issue, similar to most other reviews, revolves around service. The waiter was nice enough but not as attentive as one would expect, and he messed up one of the orders. We came in when it was not that busy and it filled while we were there, but it seemed like the waiter struggled with addressing simple tasks. Great food, below average service. Go for the food and Beer, if you don't have high expectations for service you will be fine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Great selection of beer. Good food and great service!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Good food but slow service. You will wait so go if you have time. It is quiet and has a good beer selection.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2016

The food is similar to any gastropub.
They did add toppings to the entrees, which were not listed on the menu. This is frightening for me, as I have food allergies.
The staff was accommodating in uncovering the 'mystery' additions and noted that their menu should be updated.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2016

It was solid food but a little pricey for the offerings in my mind.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Good food and great service, but prices are quite high. Not surprising for a hotel restaurant, but for those of us who work/live in the area it makes it difficult to come here often when there are more affordable options within walking distance.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We went for my son's birthday. A special dessert was created just for him. The waitress was very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 13, 2016

My guess is this place will soon be replaced....while staff was friendly, attentiveness was lacking...but on to the food.....3 people ordered the lobster carbonara...I was one of two who ate only a fork or two of this bland dish. The dish was totally unseasoned.....just really unremarkable place where you can drop $131.00 for two and walk away hungry trying to kick yourself.....

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Made a reservation for 11:45 AM. Showed up a few minutes before our reservation and the doors were locked. We knocked on the doors for at least 5 minutes with staff ignoring us. Finally, when someone came by, they indicated that they weren't opening until 2PM. Annoying.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Beer pub attached to the hotel. Low on atmosphere.
Great hamburger albeit expensive. Good selection of beers.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We were attracted due to its menu and location, and we went back the next night because of the food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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