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LG's Bar & Kitchen, Chicago, IL

LG's Bar & Kitchen

4.4
4.4
115 Reviews
$30 and under
American
LG's is a modern Irish American Bar & Kitchen in the heart of Old Town, Chicago. Offering evening meals, weekend brunch, and a variety of daily food and drink specials, LG’s Bar & Kitchen is the premier hotspot on Wells Street. Carrying a diverse selection of craft beers and cocktails, we pay particular attention to our Irish roots and love of Irish whiskeys. Diners can enjoy a variety of globally influenced dishes that are approachable, yet delicious. With an expansive TV selection, guests are welcomed into the best gameday location in Old Town. When the lights go down, LG’s features the best DJs in town, spinning all your favorite tunes. In the warmer months, LG’s has a full pet-friendly patio. We at LG’s like to say, “come for the food and stay for the party!”

Our weekly events include:
- Bingo Night on Wednesday at 7pm
- Trivia Thursday from 7-9pm
- All Day Happy Hour on Friday 12pm-7pm
- Brunch on Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-3pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–2:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–3:00 am Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 888-9368
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Hot spot

  • Chicago

    Healthy

  • Chicago

    Hot spot

115 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The servers and bar tender were fabulous and super attentive, the host seemed to have an attitude and kind of rude.

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  2. Kmartin

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to watch March Madness. Service was great. VERY loud with a DJ in the afternoon, hard to talk.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with my young nieces and there was a live DJ. The host/manager was so kind and turned off the speakers by our table. We really appreciated his kindness!! Also, we all loved our dinner.

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  4. MelissaF

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, beautiful ambiance and fantastic service!

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  5. Geo1

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They had a nice menu, a good variety, and the food was really good. My vegetarian friend got the half sandwich and soup and was even exceptionally happy with it. We just all enjoyed it. They have some specialty cocktails, too, really just a few extra-special things plus items for the less adventurous in the group. For ambience, it's more sports bar than anything else, but that's what we were looking for. I will advise anyone who wants quiet that this isn't the right spot. We were only just able to converse with each other. But, again, that's what we were looking for and thought the place was just perfect for our needs. We loved that it was decorated for Halloween, too. It was just kind of a fun place.

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  6. MelanieP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love LG’s so much, I’ve never had a bad time there, the staff is always so nice and food + drinks are great!

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  7. TinaCrnk

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was absolutely terrible. I’ve been going to LG’s for years and this was the worst experience by far. Probably won’t return. Our server was not polite, friendly or even slightly accommodating. We asked for a few special requests, one was asking for the mimosas to have the orange juice on the side or even just no juice, and she would not offer that even though they have done this many times before. She also would not let anyone modify their food orders, which is crazy. My friend asked to add sausage to his omelette. They had sausage on the menu but would not add it to the omelette. Even though he was willing to obviously pay extra for it. In a city full of great restaurants, you have to be accommodating to customers or you will never survive. This server just seemed like she didn’t know how to use the computer system and was unwilling to even try.

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  8. KathyT

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch. Great service, delicious food and fun tunes.

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  9. Katie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Apparently the place turns into a club at 9:30. We went there for a football game at 6:30 and once 9:30 struck - without having the place full, they took away our table and chairs. They turned off the game and ushered us out. Won’t ever go back. The music was way too loud and we asked for it to be turned down - they didn’t. Our waitress forgot about us and never asked if we wanted a proper meal - when we finished our apps. We had to flag her down twice for my beer and then just went to the bar to get served. Horrible experience.

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  10. Mattie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Considering the noise level of the music we asked to be seated on the back … didn’t help Barely saw our server & his timing was terrible as well as the slowest ability to place order into his palm pad The fish we wanted was off the menu … the very reason we chose LG

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We were the only table in the restaurant and the music was blaring so loud we couldn’t talk to each other. All the staff were huddled in the back of the restaurant away from the speakers! We asked the waitress and manager four times to turn it down. They did not. On top of that, the food was less that tolerable. Too much shiracca sauce on everything! Terrible. As if the chef only had one seasoning. Not going there again.

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  12. SethR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for brunch with a variety of food to choose from. They also have a great music playlist too!

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  13. sammy

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    great drinks and food. service was prompt and attentive.

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  14. AllisonW

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty good experience, will be back! Highly recommend!

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  15. FaithT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    awesome! staff is lovely, and the food is great! loved the DJ!

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  16. MonicaD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, drinks and service! Had a vegan option for me other than salad.

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  17. Marissa

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great happy hour specials. The moment the clock hit 10pm (their closing time) our glasses were basically taken out of our hands by the busboy.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here before The Second City Comedy Club. It was extremely lively and the food was wonderful. We sat at a high top, which was okay. It wasn’t an uncomfortable high top table setup.

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  19. JennyB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sooo much yummy food! Fantastic service! Clean, trendy, fun atmosphere with great music. It was a little loud for conversation and $200 for a 4 person lunch is a little pricey. Overall I would go back.

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  20. GwennaB

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This has been a favorite place. We love the Andersonville location. The noise level.. very intentional.. was outrageous and booth seats actually vibrate to bass noise. This might be okay at 10 pm but not at 6 pm. Such a beautiful place with decent menu but clearly they do not want any locals. We won’t be going back.

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  21. mcanady

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Excellent pub ambiance. Highly recommend.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was extremely salty and service was subpar. Would not go again

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an 11am brunch reservation and arrived at 11:01 to the front doors locked. We tried waving down the staff inside (who didn’t see us or ignored us) and then waited out front until 11:10 when they opened the doors.

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  24. foodwineDvine

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed. The place was very quite for Sunday lunch/brunch. While our server was kind/good, the rest of the experience left much to be desired. We ordered the hummus appetizer which came out quickly. It was good and very large. We barely had 5-7 minutes to eat it when the rest of our food came out, so we ended up taking it home with us. Fortunately, we brought a cooler and ice packs with us because we planned to buy something else at another business that needed to be kept cool while we went to our event. The rest of the food was mediocre at best. French fries were soggy (my husband NEVER leaves French fries and he left most of them), my "toasted" bread was warmed and soggy. I used the restroom when we got there and there was no soap in either of the dispensers. I informed one of the employees who said it would be taken care of. I used it again before we left (40 minutes later) and still NO soap - 1 hour after opening and on a slow day. They definitely could have taken care of this. So many other options on Wells St., so I would avoid this one.

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  25. SteveDickMoz

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were the only table of people in the entire place, so I thought perhaps the food quality was the reason for that. However, the food was pretty decent. Maybe it was because the music was barely even playing. No volume, poor brunch atmosphere if you’re looking to have fun. It’s fun at night to party at LG’s, but don’t go for a Sunday brunch.

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  26. RosieG

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I like they have tasty and healthier options. And, the staff is really nice — esp this one server. So nice when people are nice!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and vibes

    1 person found this helpful

  28. JosephH

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was horrible. Restaurant was empty and the service was ridiculously slow.

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  29. mabelsc

    Chicago

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m so disappointed they don’t have the full Irish Breakfast anymore.

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  30. Anand

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sweet potatoes fries were great and the thin crust pizza was good. Lots of tvs everywhere and nice candles at the tables. Would go to again for a bite before second city show

    1 person found this helpful

  31. LizzieG

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a super cute place and the service was amazing! It was a week night and it was quiet, not sure about the noise level on a busy night. It was great food and friendly service; we will totally return.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. KellyM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service- Christian was very attentive, witty, and helpful. We will be back for sure!

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  33. Nora

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service!

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  34. Myreview

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great gluten free menu!!

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  35. AmyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, ambiance was enjoyable for a Saturday brunch, and our server was really great in helping us decide between a couple of different dishes! Highly recommend.

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  36. Doodle

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place to go for yummy food and a fun atmosphere. The noise level was a bit loud but overall great time!

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  37. BrettR

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty, and they sat us in a more private area since the brunch crew was loud and we were with parents. They also provided a complimentary desert for the birthday at the table (and sang!).

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  38. Csharrow

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation before a show for 6:30pm - I think we were right at the time they switched from restaurant to bar. It got really crowded and all the tables around us were actually broken down and removed, which made us feel kind of awkward. The food and drinks were great, but the service was really slow. It took another 20 minutes after we finished eating to get a check, and then 15 after that to actually pay.

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  39. KathleenN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Unbelievably loud. Couldn’t have a conversation with the thumping music added on top of noise level.

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  40. JonH

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner at LG's Bar before walking to Second City. Our meal was delicious and the gluten free options were plentiful and appreciated. The interior has beautiful dark wood and unique spaces for eating and drinking.

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FAQs

LG's Bar & Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 888-9368.

LG's Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for LG's Bar & Kitchen

1525 N Wells, Chicago, IL 60610

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Old Town
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–2:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–3:00 am Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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