Kaiser Tiger

4.5
551 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 551 people are saying
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Neigh
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was subpar. The pretzel was VERY stale. Bomb sandwich was WAY OVER seasoned and my salad had no flavor. Drinks weren’t good either

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place with party games available for your table. Outdoor area was surprisingly comfortable. Curling was alot of fun!

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vipTinaG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ice curling was great! Great place for large groups and extensive beer list!

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LindaV
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Day after Thanksgiving lunch with adult kids. Could not get on web site to get info on curling. Got to restaurant and had a reservation but had a crummy table and waited a long time for sever. Hard to hear her waited a long time for drinks and return to take food order. Manager came over to offer curling times but $70 for 45 minutes when there was no one wanting to use the ice? Come on!!
Food wasn’t that great, either
And we saw a mouse!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time here. The food was good and the staff was very attentive, polite, and personable.

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Beth
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great! Loved that it wasn’t your typical pub food.

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joshudan
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Kaiser Board and Goulash - both were delicious! We sat in the garden and even though it was 30 degrees outside we were comfy without our coats while seated. Perfect pre-concert/game dining with an easy walk to United Center. If you're lucky there will be either curling or axe-throwing available as well!

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vip60thBirthday
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok not outstanding

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StacyK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fast service. Went for dinner before a concert at the United Center and it was very convenient. Prices are also very reasonable.

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Bart
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very cold inside.
Ordered the cheese & sausage board and it came with TWO tiny pieces of cheese, two types of sausage, kielbasa and I think chorizo, and three pieces of toast.
The vegan stew would have been ok if it didn't have an overwhelming flavor of rosemary.
Servers were all nice and helpful.

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DouglasH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

When I arrived - I was told there were no tables available despite having a reservation. I was told I would have to wait 20 min or more. Only after I mentioned that this was unacceptable and sounded like a Seinfeld skit were they magically able to find me a table.
I will not be back.

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vipDavid
Chicago
154 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time on the patio. The staff was wonderful and we never waited long between when the server came back to our table.

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DavidM
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought everything was great, from appetizers to entree to beer.

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PatS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food, highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was horrible. Was told we had to wait for our table. Stood there for 15 minutes after our reservation. Wasn’t so - had been sitting there empty the whole time. Also Game had ended so there were only a hand full of other tables and the waitress would be Mia for 20-30 minutes at a time. Menu had very few options.

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milennyum
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Chanshelb
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipresiak1958
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, casual place to hangout with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 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
38 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

FAQs

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

Kaiser Tiger is rated 4.5 stars by 551 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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