Old Town Pour House

4.8
171 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
At Old Town Pour House, you will find the energetic intersection between one of the most extensive craft beer selections in the country, and made-from-scratch American fare with brilliant twists. In our kitchens, our passion for unique and flavorful cuisine matches the focus we have on our expertly curated line-up of micro-brews on draft, wine by the bottle or tap, and specialty cocktails.

Guests can expect a vibrant, upbeat atmosphere in the heart of Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood. The inviting interior lined with custom-milled woodwork harkens back to classic bars of the past, paired with modern amenities like a number of flat screen TVs, including 2 wall-mounted 103" behemoths. The space contains 3 distinct bars, a grand staircase to a dramatic mezzanine level, sidewalk cafe, seating for 180+ guests, and a private event space. The attentive, knowledgeable staff elevates the experience.
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MattW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, very good food and service. We've been before and we'll go again. Lots of different really good choices for different kinds of eaters too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch, food was super good and bloody Mary’s were great! Not bottomless.

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AdamK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, Covid friendly, good wait staff

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KarenD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon, good food and helpful service....

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good happy hour deals. Mediocre service

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NeNa
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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vipCB312
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Date night. Went to play Music Bingo!

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StephanieD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, server was very attentive in all the right ways not overly pushy or annoying. Great place watch a game, good food and drinks.

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PamP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a light meal & a beer. Service was great & food was good. Tables amply spaced. Loads of giant screen TVs. Great place to drink, dine & watch sports. Very Covid safe!

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RoxyMom
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Always good beer selection, and awesome food. So sad that is was so empty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I was very satisfied with the service. Food is amazing drinks are reasonably priced. The manager is noticeably active in the restaurant. I will be visiting again especially on Football Sundays #BearDown

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Came for the Bears game. Great wings, lots of TVs with all the NFL games on, cool vibe, slowish table service but we weren’t in a hurry so it was fine

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Kory
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better place in Chicago for a football Sunday! Staff is always great, food and drinks are awesome outstanding TV setup, never overcrowded

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amandag
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, good food. Loved the ambiance. Prices for food and drinks were also reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday!

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NeNa
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great customer service. They never disappoint.

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GrantR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was just really really not good and I was super disappointed. Felt like it was microwaved cafeteria food served on a nice plate. Will not be back for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Popcorn chicken was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for 4. Great job being in compliance with CDC guidelines. Team was friendly and helpful. Food was also delicious. Thank you!!

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VEGAS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great reopen! Social distancing and kept the patio sanitized. As always the food was delicious.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Location, food and service were great but it was just too loud. We had a 5:45 dinner reservation and the music was at the level it should be in a club. We had to shout in order to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Food was great. Just disappointed our waiter forgot the birthday desserts we ordered at the start of the meal. Disappointing for our guest who was celebrating a bday but we could not wait longer as we were heading to an event. Noisy - some of our group commented on this - but expected in my opinion.

Old Town Pour House
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi there, thanks for visiting Old Town Pour House! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Staley

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice experience, food, and service. My wife and I were in town for a few days and we’re going to a comedy show nearby and we’re recommended to Old Town Pour House by Zanie’s.
It was a nice combo.

BJ
BJohnson
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Lunch time - too loud for a business meeting I would expect loud music during the evening hours, will choose a different location next time.

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ClairB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The overall ambiance of the restaurant was very fun and upbeat. The food was average, fine for the price. Would recommend to go back again for a good selection of beers and to watch a game, not so much for the food.

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MarissaG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Some good food options for Old Town if you're wanting to grab a bite before hitting the town -- the filet mignon sliders were awesome. Service was a bit slower, but that's to be expected for a Saturday night.

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vipseymourfoodie
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We stopped here before attending a show at Second City (Grinning from Fear to Fear: that was 5 stars, by the way). It was basically a high-scale sports bar. Food and service was very good.

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JosephH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found the Old Pour House via reviews and the food, service, and ambiance did not disappoint! I enjoyed it enough to head there again for a second time the same week... and the experience was equally enjoyable and the food as good.

Old Town Pour House
Responded on June 26, 2019

Hi Joseph, I'm glad you enjoyed your experience at Old Town Pour House! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Staley

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CarollP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent but, the noise level was unbearable. The volume was too loud and the base vibes gave me bad sensation on my ear drums. We had hoped to have a conversation with our friends but that was impossible. Just a shouting event. We left ASAP for another place to relax over cocktails. Not returning, or going to any of the Bottleneck businesses. You should rethink the noise levels.

Old Town Pour House
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hi Caroll, I'm sorry to hear you had a frustrating time at Old Town Pour House. Thank you for providing your feedback, I will relay your comments on to the management team so we can use these details to provide further training and support. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback, and hope we can show you that we utilize your feedback to improve! - Staley

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vipKarenK
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service and ambiance. I’m not a beer drinker but my buddy liked what he chose and the selections. They had a good wine list too. We only had an appetizer, chicken wings, which were very tasty.

Old Town Pour House
Responded on June 3, 2019

Hi Karen, I'm glad you enjoyed visiting Old Town Pour House! Come back again soon :) - Staley

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HappyHourDiner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1/2 price apps at happy hour are great and appreciate the simplicity of $2 off any drink during happy hour. Food is always delicious.

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vipLyndsayB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to grab some food and a couple beers during the NCAA games. Always happy with the food and despite it being busy the server (Chad) was in a great mood and did his best to accommodate despite the crowd and ultimate wait on our order. Glad I made reservations because it fills up quickly! We’ll be back!

Old Town Pour House
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi Lyndsay, I'm so glad you had a nice time at Old Town Pour House! I'll pass your compliment on to Chad, he'll be happy to hear it! Come back again soon! :) - Staley

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vipMRHChicago
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good experience at this classic Chicago restaurant. We were in hurry to get to Second City for a performance and they were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was terrible. Noise level very high even though there were very few people there. I had the fish tacos and my daughter had the fish and chips. Both of us think the fish had turned. Neither felt well that night. Drinks were all ice and very little of anything else. Very poor value for the menu

Old Town Pour House
Responded on January 16, 2019

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at Old Town Pour House. Thank you for providing your feedback. I will relay your comments to the management team so that we can offer extra support and training to our team wherever they may need it. We hope that we can show you our ability to improve based on guest feedback. - Staley

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

no complaints

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MeganK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Amazing bar. The service is awesome. My spouse had some difficulty’s with his order,the staff addressed it quickly and professionally.

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vipjqc88
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was okay, water always got refilled but seemed to take a little long for our food. More than 30 min for a wrap and salad. Food is definitely overpriced for how much (or little) you get

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MBoston
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was unusually slow, which is sad considering we were one of only three tables occupied over the lunch hour. Food came out lukewarm, and had clearly been sitting for a while given the cheese on my flatbread pizza had cooled and solidified. OTPH is a great venue, in an unbeatable neighborhood location. Unfortunately there's a reason why tables are always readily available.

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vipccfromchicago
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Libby was amazing! Loved her jokes and quick wit!

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Old Town Pour House does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Old Town Pour House is rated 4.8 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Old Town Pour House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/bottleneck-management-group/.

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.

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