Funkenhausen

4.8
549 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 - 9:45 PM, Wed - 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 549 people are saying
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMissFabyPants
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipColleenO
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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Julie
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

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vipHappy
Chicago
59 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.

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LaurenB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really friendly and prompt service on a busy Sunday brunch.

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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.

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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

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DougT
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good, and we were seated immediately. Service prompt and attentive. My big complaint was the sheer cost of the meal. Knowing what we purchased, it just seemed overly priced.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food, thank you!

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RebeccaC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service were amazing! it was a very comfortable environment, especially in the age of covid. they did an excellent job of the social distancing. the food was delicious too and they were extremely accommodating for food restrictions. they went to far as to bring a special menu highlighting all the vegetarian items and modifications that could be made to the food. would highly recommend!!

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SpudSpinner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start, it was clear that funkenhausen means it when they say “southern hospitality”. Everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Plus, the food was delicious. Couldn’t recommend a place more!

JP
vipJeanneP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Outdoor seating had no heaters, served food at different times.

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vipKarenlee53
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funkenhausen is an experience you won’t soon forget. Some of the best food in the city. Not one course disappointed. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipDanielleM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome flavors. Salad, shrimp, smoked chicken and short ribs were fantastic. Great service.

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vipEater
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere.
Don't avoid the eggplant schnitzel, its great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a good experience here! We chose to come here with some friends from out of town and were fortunate enough to dine in time for their happy hour, which included some food specials as well as some good drink deals. We all shared the garlic pretzel, charcuterie board, chicken sandwich, chicken schnitzel, smoked potatoes, Black Forest cake, and strawberry rhubarb pie. They have a white bbq sauce that is AMAZING! Normally I’m not a fan of bbq sauce, but this was so worth it. Everything was DELICIOUS and our server was wonderful! The restaurant also has such a beautiful atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back sometime soon!

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DLinn
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funkenhausen is the best. No further explanation required.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for mothers day and they couldn’t have been more accommodating. I will be back

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itme
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and attentive service. Do not miss the spaetzle or rhubarb pie!

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PegB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I pinch myself knowing that Funkenhausen is in my neighborhood - unbelievably delicious food, gracious / genuine service, beautiful space and so much more. Congrats on the Bib Gourmand!

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vipcaferienne
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, nice outdoor seating (inside looked great, too), delicious food but a tiny pricey for the portions IMO. Don’t be afraid of the Alabama white BBQ sauce! Definitely get the spaetzle!! If you like a drink - get a boot ;)

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BeccaN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it! The food was delicious and the service excellent. Had a great time with our bartender, Ken (Fun Ken). We will definitely be back!

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SheilaO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates and everything was delicious

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vipaidzik
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Will definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. So glad to be back!

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vipBlairS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funkenhausen went above and beyond as we (surprise) celebrated a friends birthday. They did everything right but added in some fun surprises throughout the night, knowing that we were celebrating something special. We had such a great night there!

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Wanderlustkati
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious spin on German and southern food. Loved everything we had and the beer selection. Brought boyfriends parents with us and they thoroughly enjoyed, not too loud...yet great lively atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Jane
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great re-entry to indoor restaurant eating with friends! Food was delicious and we all felt very comfortable with the way the restaurant was operating. A perfect night out!

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RebekahB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food is expensive but it is next level and you’re getting what you pay for. Super fun to drink beer from the boots and our service was great. We haven’t been to the city for a couple years and this was the place we wanted to go in our one night in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing, staff was attentive and helpful! Ate outside on busy Chicago ave, but was still lovely!

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JRLA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Funkenhausen! The food, drinks, ambiance, and service were all wonderful. We really loved the swordfish. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun environment with good food, great service, and great music.

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KristinM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My local neighborhood hang. The staff are incredible and Sam is great. Love coming here for a quick bite and cocktail. The biscuits are fluffy squares of buttery, flaky goodness. The green salad was light and flavorful with the right amount of dressing. Main course was the smoked chicken - so juicy and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time, best chicken I’ve probably ever had. The server was super helpful gave excellent suggestions. All of the food was phenomenal. Great drinks too!

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vipColinK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service every time I go here! Highly recommend to a foodie

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vipMichelleH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ribs were the definite highlight! I would also recommend the spaetzle.

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MarianneB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funky place with great innovative food.
Keep up the good work. I’m slowly bringing all my friends to try your clever restaurant!

FAQs

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

Funkenhausen is rated 4.8 stars by 549 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.