Kaiser Tiger

4.6
536 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 536 people are saying
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4.5
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milennyum
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beer, heated outdoor patio! Thanks lots.

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Chanshelb
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere and was a great spot to eat before Bulls game

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vipresiak1958
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, casual place to hangout with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Went to watch the Football game on their patio and have brunch at noon. No one on the patio and a handful of people inside.
The game was on the tv but they said they could not turn on the tv sound outside only music. We asked if we could move to another table to be closer to the tv and they said no that table is set for 6 … huh there’s no one here and you can separate the tables. We asked if they had the game audio on inside and they said no they don’t do that.
Asked if there was an Oktoberfest beer she would recommend and she didn’t have any suggestions.

We had one beer and left. Too bad would have nice to try the food and sit out with a few beers.
I get they are not a sports bar but to be so unfriendly and uncompromising to customers seemed really odd.
I guess that explains why it was empty on a beautiful day.
Won’t return. Nice beer list. Huge patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, great experience

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CorrineC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Loud loud loud. Food was not good. Service? Well if a waitress running by and throwing a full bottle of wine on your table without opening it….not in a cooler…and 2 wine glasses with water in the bottom of them…is good service.? Then this place is for you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here after a Bulls preseason game. The beer selection is awesome and the staff is always cheerful and helpful. Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service and food were great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server, good came out quickly, great food! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was extremely rude. We had a large party of people and a couple people came late and ordered a few drinks at the bar. The waitress saw this and immediately closed out our tab. We paid and the waitress rudely tossed the credit cards back at the two people that split the bill aggressively and walked away. I usually love coming here but after tonight I will think twice about making another reservation.

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vipMarisaS
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great music with Tom on September 30th. The server was super sweet and gave us great recommendations. Bacon wrapped dates were awesome. The schnitzel sandwich and gaucho sausage sandwiched were very good. The only wrinkle on the experience was that I added on the OpenTable reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, and there was no mention of this even as we ordered dessert and I was expecting a little candle or something. The other wrinkle was the rude attitude of the hostess as we walked out and we say thank you and she looked at us and didn't even acknowledge us... But overall it was a great place, awesome music, and delicious food.

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MatthewL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaiser Tiger never disappoints. Fantastic spot all around- food, drinks, service and atmosphere. You guys rock- thank you for being such a stable and consistent go-to.

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vipKatydid
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I wish they would accept separate checks (like that’s did in the beginning) or at least accept cash payment.

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vipwe4food
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, friendly and casual atmosphere with an excellent beer selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was a bit strange there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were informed upon arrival, “A reservation doesn’t guarantee you a table.” Huh?! Isn’t that literally the purpose of a reservation?

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vipShannonM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They should probably email when people make reservations that they don’t have a shuttle to the United center anymore since that’s why most people go before events there

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MelR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and enjoyed some great beer and food. Their outdoor patio is big and can fit a lot of people while still maintaining a safe distance between tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The aioli with the fries was nasty but love Kaiser tiger!!!!

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SiouxPerFan1
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun surprise; great German inspired food and excellent beer and cocktails!

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vipKatydid
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina is an excellent waitress. Loved Rick King and Vance Kelly and the whole band. Best french fries!

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vipDineFuss
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Happy Gaucho at Kaiser Tiger

A weeknight dinner with friends at Kaiser Tiger is always a blissful moment. Particularly, when you order the Happy Gaucho, which is a spicy Argentinian chorizo with guacamole and sour cream. Personally, I love to add their pickled red onions for additional texture and acid, which makes this a jovial bite. Here the sausage is served alongside a sausage & cheese board and a beverage. What can I say — happy times! Delectable!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was a fun time! I really enjoy the atmosphere and it was great. My only thing was I felt like I was an idiot if I ordered something… like “it wasn’t the style.” That’s all, it was cool the service was great. I just think you know, asking any sort of question isn’t necessarily stupid…. Didn’t know the lowkey atmosphere was that snobby………

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service1ambience4

Waitress was so rude

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ChiFoodie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

No outdoor games like advertised - fair due to COVID but would've been nice to have this advertised/stated on the website. We had something like 5 waiters during our 2 hour stay - never knew who to talk to when trying to order another drink. No one seemed very happy to be there, a bit of a friendlier attitude would have been a nice addition

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Wavo
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience.
Plus Bacon the Kaiser cat was there (as usual!)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Cool place!

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vipKatydid
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
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
13 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
2 reviews
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!

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 536 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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