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7:00 PM
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Old Town Pour House

131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great Beer
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon. 4pm - 12am
Tue-Wed 4pm - 1am
Thu 4pm - 2am
Fri 11:30am - 2am
Sat. 11:30am - 3am
Sun. 11:30am - 12am
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Phone number
(312) 477-2800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Katz
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Cross street
between Schiller St & Burton Pl
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Parking details
Valet Parking
Street Metered Parking
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Public transit
Red Line Clark/Division
Brown Line Sedgwick
11 Bus Sedgwick & Evergreen
72 Bus North & Wells
156 Bus Lasalle & Schiller
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Special events & promotions
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Host your next party in Chicago's beloved Old Town neighborhood. Spacious and sophisticated private and semi-private dining is available throughout the restaurant, in our mezzanine area, and in our downstairs private party space for groups of 10 - 125, and up to 300 guests for a full buyout .

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What 131 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ccfromchicago (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Libby was amazing! Loved her jokes and quick wit!

vipJSMAZ (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

AWESOME menu, staff members,
beer selection, and ambiance!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Went in with high hopes - didn't meet. Liked the spacious atmosphere of a nice old town bar, but even with our reso our party of 6 was seated in the cramped back by wait staff. Server was uninformed and not helpful. Sharables were yummy; entrées meh; cocktails decent; LOL to 90 beers on tap - first 4 ordered were out w no recommendation on next up.

Solid 3 choice again for restaurant decor, atmosphere - would go back for happy hour but not for dinner - wait staff really needs to improve as guests are really not cared for. Music was early 2000 jams, didn't match vibe.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Love that you can make your own flight from a list of MANY beers. The filet mignon sliders were absolutely fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful evening. Came at 7:30, nice and quite table for 7. We're all older than your regular clientele, but had great food and fun.

Tennismatch (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Pour house was the perfect spot for a meal right before my family and I attended Second City to see some improv. at 8:00 pm. We made a reservation on Open Table for 6:15 pm on a Saturday. We got there on time, the hostess asked about our seating preference, and we were escorted to one of the booths along the wall. There were food choices for everyone and the place was lively without being obnoxious. The server was friendly, polite and attentive without being overbearing. The place is modern, upscale without being stuffy, architecturally interesting, with a lot of beautiful wood paneling. There are televisions on the wall however they do not detract from the modern upscale feel of the restaurant. The restaurant feels comfortable and inviting and attracts an energetic, polite and attractive crowd. My parents who were from out of town appreciated the choice and commented on how great the place was. It was an overall positive experience and we would definitely go to Pour House again and would definitely recommend it!!

Tommy (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 30, 2017

Great location. Good food. Extensive beer list. Good for a bite before a show, a meet up with friends/co-workers, a casual date, etc. Not too pricey and not overly busy on most nights...

OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
2.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Way to expensive .... we only had a flight each and ended up with a 55$ bill!

vipjmsh (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Food's always great but Melanie and Genevieve also always provide meticulous, impeccable service. Give it a try.

Claire (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

We requested a less noisy area through Open Table, but the staff person put us in the middle of the room. We asked for a quieter place, and he put us way in the back, but the noise level was still way too high. We were going to leave, but not enough time before the theater. Will say the food was very good. We will probably go back, but not at night

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

Great venue in beautiful building with gorgeous windows. It was just so cold inside!

vipKenj (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2017

Food was pretty good but the service was terrible. I seriously doubt that I will be back.

vipTastey (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

The food is really good. The service was great, the server was really nice and attentive. A new find for me in the neighborhood.

vipjmsh (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Kate, my server, and Melanie the Manager were 4 stars as usual Great dining experience.

MariaR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2016

Went around 8 PM on a sunday and the place was quiet which was good. Service was great and plates were great portions. Must order calamari and pretzels as starters.