Funkenhausen

4.8
579 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary German
Funkenhausen is a modern beer hall that serves a soulful mash-up of Southern and German flavors in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. The on-tap selection of German beers offers a full expression of styles, while the wine program focuses on food-friendly, under-the-radar gems from the world’s German-speaking regions. Overhead beams and globe lights create a funky, modern beer hall effect.

Support Funkenhausen during COVID-19

Offers

  • Treat yourself!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

    Happy hour available from 5-6 pm! Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 579 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
RM
RyanM
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, we loved the unique choices. Everything from the food to the service was exceptional.

DF
vipDineFuss
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is a real treat to the public and the ham biscuit at Funkenhausen is a step above the word treat. Crispy potatoes along side a fluffy biscuit topped with thinly sliced ham, pimento beer cheese, mornay sauce and an over easy egg (chef’s recommendation) with a drizzle of hot sauce will have you grunt in pleasure while eating. Anyway, if you are brunch fan this is a must try. Exquisite!

K
Kiki
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot! Really inventive menu and great fresh food. Will be back to try more things and get a beer in a boot glass!

GS
vipGrantS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service, and atmosphere! Thanks!

SD
vipSabineorDavidP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this restaurant is great as it is at most restaurant we eat at. The real Gem of this place was John our server. It's been many years since I seen a server with such professionalism accuracy and passion for the place that he works at. The reason we showed up again to funkenhausen was because of John and will be the reason we will be returning. So my recommendation is to request John as your server and I hope you have as good a time as my wife and I have had and will have in the future at this fabulous Chicago restaurant.

EL
ErikL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This place was wunderbar! I just knew from the moment me and my girlfriend walked in that this place was going to be the one. We connected and enjoyed dinner here so much, that we may have looked in apartments across the street. The menu had many items you could not go wrong with, so for the majority of our selections we went with our server recommendations. From our first bites, everything was melt-in-your-mouth and full of flavor. Our two favorites out of the six dishes we got were the Surfenturfen & Heirloom Tomatoes. But everything we had from start to finish, is much worth coming back for and much worth you trying for the first time! Highly recommend and I promise you won’t regret it!

JR
JayR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to option! Always a great meal and experience.

A
Ashleyc
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had loved this place! Pricey, but delicious and the service was great. Will be back for sure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Got seated at the bar and the bar tender decided to ignore us for 20 min after drinks were served. He made eye contact with us a couple times and decided to look away — and no he wasn’t busy making drinks. He was more attentive after we made a comment to the host.

We love this neighborhood gem but were really taken aback by this unusually bad experience.

BR
BridgetR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, as was the food and atmosphere. It was relaxed and fun, and each of the staff seemed focused upon providing the best experience for their diners. We will be back, and soon!

JT
vipJulieT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fusion of southern and german cuisines. Excellent service and comfortable environment both inside and out.

K
Keith
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Everything we ordered was delicious and we will be going back.

MH
vipMerylH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great beer options! Service was great, food came out quickly.
The broiled oysters were excellent, as was the spaetzle. Don't bother getting the zucchini 'schnitzel' - so not worth the $$

T
Tess
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels a kind of like they plopped a Bavarian beer hall into the Chicago hip dining scene. Very friendly fun vibe. The food is an adventure, and although you'll be tempted to order a beer, their wine list is awesome! Try a dry riesling...

KJ
KristenJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Loved everything - from the drinks/food to the thoughtful service.

BG
BrunchGoer
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fascinated by the idea of mashing-up German food, beer hall vibes and southern cooking. It was delicious and the atmosphere was lots fun!

CR
ChelseaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wildly delicious, the service was so friendly (including sending a few free dishes our way), and we had the best time catching up with friends while stuffing our faces.

S
vipSpecialk
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are looking for a bit of Germany with a side of funky, then you should check out Funkenhausen. A nice selection of beers and cocktails. The beers are served in glass boots, which is fun. We started with the Surfenturfen and the Spaetzle, which were both delicious. My SO had the swordfish and I had the schnitzel with a side of the sauerkraut. Everything was well prepared and delicious. I don't know what some of the other reviewers were eating, but we were stuffed. The schnitzel was bigger than the plate. The desserts were also good and substantial portions. John, our server, was fantastic. Looking forward to a return to Funkenhausen.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth it! This place is phenomenal

MC
MattC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting, food and service was excellent again, Will be returning for a third time at a minimum.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Small portions (mussels)
Schnitzel was burnt and could not cut

PR
vipPRudnick
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Food came quickly and was delicious! Stand outs are the eggplant schnitzel, oysters, pretzel and spatzel! Skip the pork schnitzel and fries…the other dishes are so tasty!

JG
vipJenG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place!! Great food and service! Would highly recommend!

EH
EvelynH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall I really enjoyed my visits (3x). All of my visits have been during happy hour and the deals are great. The burger was a little salty but I think it’s due to bacon and dijonnaise (both times I ordered it). I ordered pretzels 2x: 1st time delicious and buttery 2nd time a bit over cooked and a bit dry. I ordered mussels and they were good but I have had better. I love the vibe, wait staff and drinks, definitely worth a happy hour visit.

GJ
vipGillJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. There is always something new and creative on the menu, and I’m always blown away! So glad to have Funkenhausen so close…cause the cocktails rock too. And the service…somehow they make attentive professional service easy and fun.

JT
JohnT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic. Really enjoyed our server as well. Will definitely be back soon. Wow. New favorite restaurant in Chicago.

SH
SaraH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing dinner with friends. The bartender and hostess staff were also extremely friendly

SM
SusanM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday celebration, party of five. We had superior service by John and others. The food was great....we ordered about 10 side dishes and shared. Eggplant shnitzl and the pork shoulder we SO good. We will be back!!!!

D
vipDelicious
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funkenhausen was amazing! The food was delicious, lots of options, and really nice staff. Our waitress, Lauren, was amazing! We wanted schnitzel and didn't realize they didn't have it at brunch, but were so satisfied with everything else we ordered, it didn't matter! Thanks, Lauren!!

NB
vipNBNole
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great change of pace!

MF
vipMissFabyPants
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and really enjoyed their drinks! Loved their happy hour and the peel and eat shrimp were scrumptious!

CO
vipColleenO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food, great service. Wonderful beer. top notch.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends outside. Food was delicious from appetizers to dessert. Great beer and drinks. But the service made the evening. We had a wonderful, fun server and the support staff are just as good. Highly recommended. We’ll be back soon.

J
Julie
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic! Staff was beyond amazing. Our server was top notch and everything we ate was delicious.

EG
ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and a very enjoyable evening. Delish food and drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff is lovely but we won’t be back. For us the concept of the restaurant isn’t very strong and would be great as a less pretentious German restaurant with sausage and beer and other good stuff. Super expensive and we left still hungry

H
vipHappy
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hopping inside, mellow outside. Delicious food and drinks both places. Everything prepared creatively, in combinations that work. Ribs were classically delicious. Very friendly and considerate server.

LB
LaurenB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really friendly and prompt service on a busy Sunday brunch.

DB
DaveB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good. My favorite spare ribs in the city. Incredibly spice rub and white bbq sauce. Tried the short ribs, and was blown away. So many things on the menu would not typically catch my eye, but things like the baked oysters are incredible. Never missed on this menu.

r
raquelw
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience! Food was very interesting with creative combinations of flavors. Tasty and savory

FAQs

Funkenhausen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 929-4727.

Funkenhausen is rated 4.8 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

Funkenhausen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.funkenhausen.com/gift-cards.

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.