Burger Bar - South Loop

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RESERVATION POLICY: Please note that all members of the reservation must be present before we are able to seat your party. We are only able to hold your table for 15 minutes past the reservation time. Seatings are limited to 90 minutes.

Burgers are definitely the name of the game at Burger Bar Chicago. Try our original stackers - like the Wild Bill (bison burger with arugula, goat cheese and tomato chutney on a pretzel bun) and our Firehouse (1/2 lb. patty topped with pepper jack, chorizo relish and guajillo aioli) - as well as alternatives like the amazing Veggie Burger or the Turkey BLT. Of course, the beer list will blow your mind too. With a huge, ever changing craft on draft selection and many more in bottles and cans, come enjoy one of the best microbrew selections in Chicago.

And after your meal? How about a delicious shake like our Chocolate 3-Way or our Banana Nutella, which round out your stay just right. See you soon!
What 237 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wait staff were great with our large party and multiple bills

CD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

customer service overall could definitely be much better. All patrons should be treated with respect no matter ethnicity or sex.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome burgers and awesome selection of beers!

N
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to go with a group for lunch or after work. Good burgers and nice selection of beers.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our son’s 3rd birthday. As always the food was amazing, beer selection great for everyone and service was attentive. There is a reason we love coming here!

B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday lunch with a college friend, the service has improved greatly, bravo! Door is always great. Thank u

MV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Not as good as we expected

WA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The burgers were very good, but the food was only lukewarm. Should have been hotter. Service was fine, the place was clean and the atmosphere was good.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I enjoyed the food at Burger Bar immensely. The jerk wings, fried pickles and Mac and Cheese were phenomenal. I also had a whiskey sour and that was pretty excellent. The staff was ready for my large parties reservation so we were sat on time. My waiter did take a while to get everyone's order and didn't get back to our table often enough to take second orders but to be fair it was semi busy.

Overall, it was a good experience. My advice would be definitely make a reservation, make sure your party all arrives on time, and try to be ready with the waiter comes to the table or you may be waiting for them to come back for a while. If you are trying to converse, not really the spot. The noise level is high. Not a quiet dinner but definitely a good one.

NW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impossible Burger was delish (and I’m a meat eater!)

CP
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

If you want a good burger and a beer (or even a milkshake) it's a good place to go. It was a little too much food for me but my college students (who were all non-traditionally aged) really enjoyed it! Nice location right on S. Michigan just down the street from the Chicago Hilton.

SS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good burgers, price is slightly higher than expected, but the quality and service offset the high cost.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing burgers and wonderful staff. Frickles were fab!

c
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

3 of our 6 burgers were undercooked, waitress visited us maybe twice. Have been here before and had no issues so maybe this was a 1 off but I also heard it was closed down for a while for sanitation purposes.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Poor service and overpriced burgers. Went on a weekday night and we were one of 6 tables in the whole place. Should’ve known better.

R
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Was seated promptly by good staff. Order was taken quickly and menu was thoroughly explained. Had the pork belly appetizer without the kimchi. Was very well cooked and tasty. Built my own burger (no bun) with a side salad. I ordered a medium burger but it was more medium-well to well done. Meat was tasty but a little dry. Toppings were good. Wait staff took awhile to get me my check so luckily I was not in a hurry. I would go back and try some other items.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food but burger was a little disappointing. Service was great though!

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best burgers Iv'e ever had. Irish born waitress was more than friendly and kind. Went there before Peter Frampton concert which was hot that day . Air con could have been a bit cooler but besides that small complaint we had a very enjoyable time there.

PW
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavor on the burger! The chips were crispy and not greasy. The variety of beers is super!!! Came back the next day it was so good.

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The burger was fantastic!! The sweet tater tots was delish!!

WW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We have been here several times. The food and drink are excellent. The bartending and wait staff are also very nice and attentive. However, service from the kitchen has been a little slow the last few times we were there. It seems to take a long time (up to 40 mins) from the when the order is put in to when the kitchen actually delivers the food! Other than that - no complaints!

DC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Were going to a show at Soldiers Field and this location was great for dinner...unfortunately the experience was not good. Our service was very poor...slow, forgot our appetizer order and when it finally arrived it was horrible. We ordered the chips and guacamole/cheese and it was so bad. Burger was also just “ok”...expected better.

SB
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Everything we tried to order they were out of. Portions were small and not filling. Everything was over priced. Wasn’t worth my time, energy or money going to this place. Manager was also RUDE!

SM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super cool restaurant located near the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium. The food was well priced for how large the portions were and how delicious it was! We both had “the” bacon cheeseburger which had the thickest layer of aged cheddar I’ve ever had, delicious! We also had the regular fries, sweet potato tater tots, and the fried pickles. Everything was amazing!! Would definitely go again next time I visit Chicago.

n
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The burgers were OK, but nothing special and way to expensive. Charges for basic hamburger staples such as lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, barbeque sauce and all the options was too much over the top.
3 beers and two burgers should not have been a $90 meal cost for 2. Sorry but we could have gotten the equivalent at Portillo's for $30.

GW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone working was absolutely amazing! They managed our late, last minute reservation of 7 with ease and skill. Food was excellent and cocktails were great, so reasonably priced and a great spot!

NC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service and sides are good but the burgers were not great for the price. My bison burger was charred in the outside but pink (like I ordered - medium) on the inside.

Our kids did enjoy the food from the kids menu.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day. Server was phenomenal!!!

HP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers and a nice vibe. Only suggestion would to be more variety such as salmon for those who are more health conscious

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

If you love burgers, this is the place to come. Make your own with all your favorite ingredients and you will truly enjoy this joint.Great traditional french fries. They serve late lunch, which is very helpful for travelers. Not always with your watch on sight.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment was welcoming and comfortable. The food was good too. I would go back again.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Shout out to Burger Bar for not only good burgers but a great server who made us feel like we were dining in a 5 star restaurant on my brothers birthday.

AA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music. Super relaxed vibe. Very welcoming staff and best burger I've had in Chicago

CA
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Creative options for burgers, good selection of appetizers. Everything was perfectly cooked and tasty.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best burger places that I’ve been too. Their poutine was delish!!

D
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, the service was great, and the wait was not bad at all. Both burgers at the table were cooked perfectly to order, and overall it was a great experience.

JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the burgers I've ever had! The appetizers were fantastic too. All that said, it was a bit expensive.

TG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! I will go back the next time I’m in Chicago

M
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pommes sind leider nicht bei Gerichten dabei, dswg. eher teuer. Schafften es leider nicht separat abzukassieren.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great overall. Service not so much. Waitress kept coming to the table every 3 minutes asking if we were “doing okay” the entire time and asked if we were still working on our meal at least 4 times. I’m guessing her shift was going to end soon and she needed to get us out so she could leave. We paid and she was nowhere to be found right after.

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