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About Old Town Pour House

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.

1419 N. Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
between Schiller St & Burton Pl

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 477-2800

Website:
http://www.oldtownpourhouse.com/chicago

Parking Details:
Valet Parking
Street Metered Parking

Public Transit:
Red Line Clark/Division
Brown Line Sedgwick
11 Bus Sedgwick & Evergreen
72 Bus North & Wells
156 Bus Lasalle & Schiller

Executive Chef:
Paul Katz

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
http://www.oldtownpourhouse.com/chicago/private-parties-pages-78.php

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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 .

Old Town Pour House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Business Meals (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 21, 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.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·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!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 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...

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Exceptional food and libations. Kate, Hannah, Brie--the whole cast-provide great service for the best sports-oriented bar in Chicago bar none!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Would never go back here. Spoke with someone about accommodating our bigger group multiple times & when everyone showed up there was no record of this and everyone was stuck in a back corner. So disappointing..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Great food and service! Accommodating to theater ticket timing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2016

This was the first restaurant we have visited in Old Town. We were not impressed with Old Town, but loved this restaurant. It was quiet at noon, but I would guess in the evenings this place gets loud and much more lively. The restaurant was clean, there was a wall of large screen Televisions, and the food and service were excellent. There is a large beer list.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Cheese curds were a great starter. We had the porkbelly burger and the grilled cheese with shirt ribs. They were both delicious & served hot. Service was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Super noisy, good beer selection, and decent food. Overall, it was ok, but would unlikely go back due to so many other places offering the same cuisine and drink selection in a better environment and ambiance.

Tags: Live Sports, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 8, 2016

Our waiter Alec was great. We ate outside and had a great meal. Inside was extremely noisy so we got takeout.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Extensive beer menu with above average bar food. Seems like a great place to watch a game with friends. Service was a little below average as they weren't that busy and we didn't see our waitress for almost 25 minutes from when we wanted to request our check.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2016

The place's ambiance is nice. Lots of tvs, plenty of seating with a nice atmosphere. Our waiter was fine...not particularly nice or special, did his job and was pleasant enough. We were a group of 8 for a birthday and no one did much to make it feel special. They didn't need to, but again it just sort of fits the theme that everything was...fine. We found a lot of the food to be bland. The meat loaf, the veggie burger, the chicken sandwich all weren't anything special, but the appetizers were very good. Lots of beer selections too. If you want yummy appetizers and lots of good draft beer, this place is nice. If you want anything more, I'd recommend somewhere else.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Our server, Maggie, was amazing. Cool vibe and very laid back. The food was excellent. I had the smoked wings that had such a great flavor to them on their own. The sauces were merely a bonus. I hate when restaurants slab a bunch of sauce on the wings turning it into a soup. These were dip as you go and amazing. The inside of the restaurant was very pretty and a lot of TVs. There was an upstairs portion that would be great for getting together with a group of people to watch a game. Coming back shortly!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on June 3, 2016

I typically never write bad reviews, but my experience at Pour House last night was one of the worst I've ever had in a restaurant. I'd like to premise this by saying it's a great spot to watch a game and grab some beer (they have 90ish taps), but the manager is awful. He is the classic power hungry guy who apparently doesn't know what customer service is.

The final round of the US Open golf tournament was on and they were down to the last three holes. I asked him if he could put the sound on before the NBA finals game started and his response was, "No, golf would kill the vibe in here." I wasn't that mad he wouldn't put it on, but it was the way he responded. He was very short and very rude. He could have just given a polite reason why he wasn't going to put it on, instead of being offensive.

I get it - golf isn't the most exciting sport, but I didn't ask to have the sound on for the entire tournament, just the end. I've been a patron of Pour House for years and have spent thousands of dollars there, so to be treated like that is unacceptable.

I let the previous situation go and chalked it up to him having a bad/busy day, but then it got much worse. After the NBA finals game ended, and after the ceremony (which they botched the sound for), he decided to put music on instead of the Cubs game. I asked to get the sound on and he was again very rude and said no.

I feel bad for the staff because they deserve a better manager. I have a degree in hospitality management and can't imagine having someone like him run a restaurant. I'll be having a chat with Chris and Jason (owners) next time I see them to see what they think about the situation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2016

Wouldn't go back for the food. Beer list is the only thing it has going for it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Great food and our server was great.
It was pretty loud but that comes with the atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the Pour House for several reasons! The crab fondue was fabulous! Will come back for that reason only! Ordering a salad for dinner where you customize by choosing the ingredients was great. My husband also enjoyed his hamburger. Finally, the ability to order 6 oz. beers enabled my husband and I to sample a couple of the craft beers without the need to order an entire flight, or only one serving of a larger size. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Great place if you want to go to a pub but still want it to be classy. Great food and drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2016

Good location. Late night. Iffy staff. Some attentive and some terrible. Be careful what you order some of the food is also terrible.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2016

We came here to watch the NCAA Championship. The downstairs was full and we were able to sit upstairs with plenty of TVs. Great service, great food and drink list.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 31, 2016

We visited the Pour House prior to attending Second City. It has a great atmosphere and the food was excellent.The selection of craft beers was large and the burgers were a sight to be seen. The Pour House would be a great spot to watch a sporting event!
I highly recommend the Pour House!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 16, 2016

Corn soup!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Big beer selection, food was good. I would go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2016

We had wonderful food and service. It was a "spring" day in February and the place was just hopping.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Been planning to come here for a while and finally did a few weeks ago. After that, came back every weekend for 3 weekends in a row! Old Town Pour House is always a good time. Service has always been great. We were once a little late for our reservation because of traffic but I called them and they were really nice and accomodating.

Servers are really helpful and patient with us and food is always awesome. Even the simplest dishes on the menu that you can find anywhere else are kicked up a notch and never boring. I have yet to try something I didn't like or appreciate! Definitely one of my favorite spots in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2016

I came here for the first time before seeing a show at Second City. While the food was overall good, I would recommend coming here more for how cool the restaurant looks with the beautiful wood work. When I walked in I was immediately wowed by how grand it is. It seems like it used to be a fancy hotel or bank. This would be a good spot for watching a sports game because there are numerous large tv's, the bar is big, and the sound was turned up when the Blackhawks game came on. Our food was good - we ordered the risotto and the pork sandwich. They also have an impressive craft beer list and tons of beers on tap. Overall good spot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2016

I went to Old Town Pour House with a few friends to watch the Minnesota v. Indiana basketball game. Overall, a great experience. We were seated in the booth area, and the noise level was very quiet. It allowed the group to talk while watching the games. Our waitress was fantastic as well. I would highly recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Good food and great service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Great place for dinner and drinks !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Wanted to find someplace new to eat before Zanies show. The tables were nicely spaced apart so no one had to move around when you get up. That may sound weird to have as my first point, but I hate have to move constantly when eating or drinking. I ordered the short ribs and it was a massive portion so will get a to-go box next time. Very tender and flavorful, served with shrimp grits underneath. The shrimp was a waste and didn't add anything to the dish. The grits were stiff and not creamy but worked with the ribs. Friend and I both had Moscow Mules which were excellent. Would definitely go back during the week.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2015

Between the beer selection, TVs and great food, this is a perfect place to watch the game, any game!

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