Kaiser Tiger

4.7
380 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Kaiser Tiger opened in May 2014 and has already been nominated as Best Bar by Time Out Chicago and named America's Number 1 Beer Hall by Jetsetter. Sausage, Bacon and Beer are the specialty at this bi-level indoor and outdoor space. Soft baked pretzels, gourmet sausage and unique bacon dishes are on offer along with a killer list of 24 craft beers.
In winter you can play Ice Curling in the beer garden.
This is the second venture by the guys who brought you Paddy Long's Beer & Bacon Pub in Lakeview.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 380 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just came to have a drink before dinner and will continue coming back, one my fav spots in west loop

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Server was not friendly

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CassandraB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The ambience of the huge outdoor patio was truly tranquil for in the mix of downtown. The food couldn’t be more bland and basic and was extremely disappointing. We had 2 cheeseburgers, mac and cheese, side salad, and the cookie dessert. Burger patty was next to flavorless. Mac and cheese tasted like a roux that missed the finishing touches of actually adding the cheese so hmm buttery flour. We then decided after multiple fails how do you mess up an iron skillet chocolate chip cookie? Well if you want to know just make reservations because even that was disappointing. Our waitress started off ok. Nothing special but pleasant. Halfway into our meal disappeared someone else took over yet we saw her still working. Other side note the patio has a cat. I don’t mind animals I mind humans touching the cat or it’s food and water then touching my food and drinks. I am severely allergic so that was the nail in the coffin for me. The beer and drink selection was nice although it is hard to screw up a beer order. Bartenders were the best part of the whole experience and we just interacted on the way to the restrooms. We sat down and thought this is going to be such a great dinner.... and left going wow that was very disappointing. Has potential just needs some serious adjustments unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience with the live music!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing patio. warm in 40 degree weather and the band was ridiculously good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the crazy weather “tornado warning” Linda went above and beyond as our server. We were still able to order on the patio while Wizard of Oz weather was happening. Thank you Linda!!! YOU’RE THE BEST!!

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AmandaM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pork schnitzel sandwich! We were served very quickly, and it was a fun, lively atmosphere outside

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MarilynC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food on their heated patio. Lovely time for my birthday. Will come again!

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jmc1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super professional and staff is clearly following a strict protocol for Covid, which I truly appreciated! Also, their heated, outdoor patio is amazing and the food is clearly made to order! I love this place!

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beergeek
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaiser Tiger gets everything right - great beer list, fantastic food, wonderful staff and a gorgeous space. They also get pandemic protocol right, taking all the steps necessary to protect staff and customer health and safety as much as possible. One of my favorites.

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Julie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not recommended. I can find the good in any restaurant it was tough to find it here. It was an outside place and was very warm which was great because it was a cool evening. Good beer list but very expensive cocktails. Waitress talked about how good the vegetable stew was - it tasted like soggy vegetables covered in tomato sauce and seriously needed spice as there was no flavor. My boyfriend’s burger was decent but it was $13 on the card – I have to order a side.

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BenWhofleck
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Put simply, everything we ordered was mediocre. It was nice to eat outside and service was great, but, of the three sammich entrees we ordered, none were finished nor brought home to eat as leftovers.

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vipElizabeth
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor patio with heaters for the colder nights

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Alexis
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They have live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays which are a great way to make things feel normal. Food was good, but service was sparse. She didn't come back often and had to flag her down anytime we needed anything.

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LeonaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They immediately make you feel welcomed and safe with their Covid procedures. Staff is super nice and always checking up to make sure you have everything you need! We didn't eat, but would definitely go back again soon. The beer garden is sweet and there's heat lamps!

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vipSallyP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was fine overall.. big issue is that they only serve bottle water and charge you a 1.00 a bottle. That is ridiculously expensive for water when I have no other option.

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Kailey
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, Kaiser Tiger will always be a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great heaters!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

COVID safety practices were well executed. Food was unremarkable. I ordered a cocktail and it was disappointing, small glass with a big paper straw and absolutely no complexity to the drink. Tasted like soda water for $13. I understand this is a beer place but I thought I’d take a chance. The server was polite and attentive. The best part of the experience was the cat laying outside. I’d come back to pet the cat but that’s about it.

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CEO93
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very filling and tasteful. My girlfriend and I left holding our belly’s

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vipMarsha
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place to go for good food, good drinks and safe practices. The staff are kind, supportive of safety protocols for everyone. This is definitely a place to go!

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StaceyH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC! Best outdoor patio in the city -- especially during Covid times. There is so much space and they are SO safe about their service. Highly recommend!

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vipDrMark
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

One person ordered water and our waitress brought us five bottles of water. She didn't bother to tell us that we were to be charged. Food came out in minutes but that proved that no attention went into its preparation. We went because it was a recommended outdoor dining location. Personally, I would have rather stayed home and eaten my own cooking. The five of us ended up at another restaurant for better food and booze.

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CaseyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, great beer garden and live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and beer are great. Their beer garden is really nice. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Although Covid-19 protocols forced the dining experience to be outside. The restaurant did everything they co d to make the experience a good one. Great food was the best highlight!

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Samza
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great space, solid service, good beer selection. Strict mask policy enforcement, which is great for staff and diners. Food was quite disappointing except the fries. The curry ketchup and the side of curry sauce were the same. The "grenades" appetizer was overcooked, dry and flavorless. The schnitzel was dry. The German egg noodles are over cooked, not chewy at all, it tastes like mush in your mouth. All of our appetizers and main dishes came out at once despite the server telling us she would stagger them. I won't come back here for dinner but I will come back for beers and fries.

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AliS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor patio for dining during pandemic. I would return.

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vipVaivs
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great beers, great at social distancing! Highly recommend it!

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vipSueJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great music. Chill atmosphere.

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vipSebastianPorter
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Huge pretzel was one of the worst - hard as a rock- no soft center. Even the busboy agreed. Yuck.

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Monk
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a beer and food. Gotta get a local beer and fries with curry sauce! Sausages and the bomb are great also!

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outandabout
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beer selection was ok, not stellar. Food was the same. The ambience is great and the staff was very friendly.

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JessicaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the patio and the bands. This time I got to pet Bacon, so complete success, really.

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vipHansG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bomb is always fantastic. Great beer list.

If I had to spend the rest of Covid in a beer garden, this would be the place to do it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, amazing service! Thanks Laura!

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vip2016AHV
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Disappointed. We were looking forward to the outdoor dining. Calling the sausage “bratwurst” is technically wrong. The sausages are finely ground with a rather hard unappetizing casing. Very greasy, spiced up hotdogs. They work well in the bun and the selected garnish as they hide the many flaws. Trying to chef up to justify the price? We tried many of the selections and really the only decent food item was the Bretzel.
The outdoor space is nice. Go with the beer and a bretzel.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The outdoor patio was great!

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Adam
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio garden was nice, they had some live music in the background.

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Ashley
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Music on the patio! Very open and Covid19 friendly!

FAQs

Kaiser Tiger offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 243-3100.

Kaiser Tiger is rated 4.7 stars by 380 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.

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