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Good Measure, Chicago, IL

Good Measure

4.5
4.5
26 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Good Measure brings a refreshingly rebellious spirit to the edge of River North. Located just beneath the Chicago Brown Line stop, this retro dive is the place you've always looked for but could rarely find: A bar with amazing food, music, cocktails, and most importantly, an inviting atmosphere.​

Housed in what was once a turn of the century tailor shop, Good Measure pays tribute to the building's history, combining precision and craft. Design firm Siren Betty draws inspiration from the eras of Rockabilly and American Punk with classic checkered floors, vintage art, red neon, and studded leather barstools. In a soundscape made up of Naked Raygun, Fugazi, and Bad Religion (just a few of our favorites), partners Sophia de Oliveira and Chef Matt Troost will ply you with classic cocktails and cult-inducing dishes.

We invite you to come by and escape your everyday routine. You are welcome.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 600-9268
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Matt Troost
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    N. Franklin St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Right under the Chicage Ave Brown/Purple Line train stop, and steps away from the Chicago Avenue bus stop at Franklin.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

26 Reviews
  1. BenjamenJ

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great GF options

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  2. JessP

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get. The. Burger. Any of them. You won’t regret it! Great service and cocktails too.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect mix. Music, cocktails and designer bar food.

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  4. ChristianK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing, and very romantic but casual for the 1st time. The staff was very nice from the front door and food was excellent for a smaller location. I would def recommend to anyone and will be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute little spot. I'll be back again!

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  6. Jeannine

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bolognese fries...how I have missed you. Excellent service. Good drink choice. Simple menu, but well executed. Wish the biscuits were just a bit bigger because they are delicious. The highball machine was a welcome surprise.

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  7. Scott

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and staff are both equally outstanding. We will absolutely be back.

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  8. Vi93

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would be a great spot to grab a drink with friends, but the food was also fantastic!! Even the kale salad was a hit. Can’t wait to come back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, great service. There’s no place like it in River North!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It really depends on what you are going for. This is a bar with food that would be decent on a night out drinking. Not if you are looking for a restaurant with great food. Food was decent but nothing I would go back for. And I left with a bill that was just as high as nicer restaurants with better food.

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Google Map for Good Measure

226 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N. Franklin St.
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Right under the Chicage Ave Brown/Purple Line train stop, and steps away from the Chicago Avenue bus stop at Franklin.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matt Troost
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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