Kaiser Tiger

4.6
509 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.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 509 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKatydid
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Because of an overnight rain forecast, the roof was closed and so were the back doors. It was warm an extremely humid on the patio. That was rough.

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WilliamE
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food, beverage and service are exactly what you want and expect! I’m looking forward to returning again soon.

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vipPita
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The back patio is huge and nice and spread out plus there is not loud music playing so you can enjoy your conversation. The wait staff was super sweet and attentive. We went for lunch on a lazy Saturday and stayed for 4 hours enjoying drinks and a variety of plates we shared. Great burger and salad!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Rachel was amazing!! There was quite an array of different dishes offered all quite good. As diverse menu so was the people dining. But telling us after we eat and drink they don’t take cash was stupid at least inform us that your still using protocols from when covid was in place. Eventually people will realize those protocols should be in the past. Overall Cool place to hang and ask for Rachel she rocks!!! Say hello to the Cat!!!

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vipJudyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I’ve been to Kaiser tiger before and had a wonderful experience which is why I went back. My cousin and I wanted to sit outside. We had two choices, The front with a few wood benches and tables or the back with many more tables and chairs. The back was much more put together and a live band was playing. It reminded me of my days going to bars with live music. It was profoundly loud and was not amenable to anything other than shouting conversation. Even if not talking, it was still very loud for the enjoyment of food. We opted for the front and could still hear the music quite well. The problem with the front: wait service was excluded. We had to go to the bar to order our own drinks, food, then dessert. It wasn’t made clear to my cousin to leave an open tab and we ended up paying for all three parts of the service separately. Somehow, the kitchen staff didn’t take it upon themselves to separate our appetizers from our main course and they were all brought together. While I would think from my long experience in dining that they would automatically be separated, no one had the wherewithal to even ask. My dinner ended up getting cold. A minor issue, our plates were not removed in between dinner and dessert. Together, we contemplated the concept of tip. Should one tip the same with no wait service. Being that we had to go back-and-forth to the bar to order everything, we both thought yes. I did not pay for the first two portions of the meal but when I went to get dessert, I noticed that 20% was automatically marked off. My friend said he would never go back for this kind of service. The food remain good although I thought the appetizers were pricey for what we got. My cheeseburger was just fair but that may have had something to do with it temperature.

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Krisand
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor space was perfect and service was timely.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food and drinks were great. Nice space, good music. Server seemed to think we were just there for drinks and hardly ever checked in on us, so we had to wait a while just to put our food order in. Would return but hopefully the tall gentleman checks in more often on his tables in the future.

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Andy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Got the veggie stew. Came on a 1 inch deep plate. Had little flavor. Don’t get it. Beer was good though.

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AaronF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Hopefully bocce comes back soon! Great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great German pub food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food and service were both very poor. Would not recommend going to this place.

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SabineM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good German-inspired food, nice atmosphere however staff not very enthusiastic to serve

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vipLexFiji
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Go hungry, portion sizes are big. Try the bacon wrapped dates, they are awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Servers and the host were VERY RUDE and not very accommodating! We were seated in front outside patio - we had to come in the bar, place our orders and bring our food outside. We had to clean everything like it was a fast food restaurant. Food was just OK and not a dog-friendly restaurant!

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JoshH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good experience, the staff were friendly and would offer real opinions on options on the menu. Food and beer selections were excellent Prices weren't too much higher than you would find in similar places. It was a bit loud due to a cover band, but they were not bad, quite talented actually, it just made conversing with the people at your table difficult.

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Emily
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lack of variety

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worty
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice patio, great beers, friendly staff, excellent live music.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Chicago! Kaiser Tiger has a great outdoor space and amazing meat dishes. Excellent option for am evening out in West Loop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We informed restaurant ahead of time about birthdays that were never acknowledged. Our food order was never entered or brought without us completely reordering from the waitress. A promotional person was there passing out beer glasses and the only thing bussed on the table were those with old empty cups left. When we asked to divide the check, the waitress told us most people just take care of that themselves and told us she didn’t have time to divide our bill because it was very busy. We were very disappointed because we brought 7 people from out of town to celebrate and the experience was not enjoyable unfortunately.

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Maura
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have such a wonderful experience at Kaiser Tiger! It has become one of our go-to spots to bring visiting family and friends. Food and drinks are great, we love Bacon the cat, and the outdoor area is fantastic in all seasons.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and fries

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CharaB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location try different beers, great variety of draft!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Would have liked to eat outside as music and atmosphere indoors was loud and reverberating in empty feeling space. The server was terrific, cheerful snd very efficient . I think her name was Rachel. Food was delivered correctly and with little wait and she took the time to help with beer menu. Very young crowd.

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JessicaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the band jukebox heroes, loved the ambiance, loved Bacon the cat. Thought the cheese and sausage board needs a bit of work on the sausages

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Anonymous
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends had a great experience. The Music was great, there was live music. Everything was great.

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JimR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome , as usual.

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Breanna
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Decent food. Great list of beer options. Most places don’t offer Stiegl Radler so I was happy they offered it here!

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vipYomtobA
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Everything was good, we have seen this place a lot when we walk the dogs and want it to give a try.

The hostess was friendly and the waitress and bar man. But the security guy was very RUDE and gave us a speech about why we need (foreign visitors) to have American id and that it was the last time he was letting us in. So as good as the whole service and food was this incident was for us the doom of this place.

Hope someone from this restaurant read this review and does something about educating this particular guy on reading and understanding other nationalities ids.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for happy hour. Awesome appetizers and a great beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot - Great crowd - Great music and environment

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AnnaG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kaiser Tiger. We only had drinks on the patio but it was a lovely afternoon with great service. We’ll be back!

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vipCorinnaB
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great roofed outdoor space

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MasonV
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink options on the brunch menu, enjoyed the service and atmosphere as well!

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YaelS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good outdoor space and drinks. Service wasn’t great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun celebrating their 7th Birthday with a Crawfish Boil and live music in the beautiful Beer Garden!

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Irma
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. The price reflects the drink/food quality. There was a live performance and energetic customers. I gave the service 3 stars because of our server who wasn't the most responsive to our table. The hostess however made up for that and the managers did address the situation. It was at a high volume time so I was understanding of the employees. I appreciated the concern; I would return and invite friends. Great experience ;)

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vipKatydid
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite music place of mine. Good food and great music and service. Pleasant servers.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaiser Tiger was very accommodating when I had to modify my reservation, and sat us in a great booth outside per my request. Our server was actually just the bartender, and although our section was technically self-serve, he took our order and helped us out anyway. He was super knowledgeable and patient, and even gave our dog some leftover bacon. I can’t recommend this place enough, especially for a big group!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating fiancé’s 30th bday

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Phoebe
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun spot. The Live Band was great, service was incredible, food was great, drink menu catered to every taste preference. Definitely would visit again!

FAQs

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

Kaiser Tiger is rated 4.6 stars by 509 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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