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About Old Town Social

Old Town Social keeps it simple: We're a sports bar, with awesome beer and really great food. Watch your favorite teams on one of our 23 TVs (including private booths with their own televisions), while digging into our award-winning house-made charcuterie and gourmet bar-style food along with craft beers and cocktails. It's all the essentials you need for a solid night out.

On football game days, we're all about Iowa (NCAA) and the New England Patriots (NFL).

455 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 5pm-2 am
Saturday: 11 am-3 am (brunch served from 11 am-3 pm)
Sunday: 11 am-2 am (brunch served from 11 am-3 pm)

Cross Street:
Cleveland St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 266-2277

Website:
http://www.oldtownsocial.com/

Catering:
We offer catering! Please email info@oldtownsocial.com with any requests.

Parking Details:
Neighborhood meter parking readily available.

Public Transit:
CTA Brown Line: Exit at the Sedgwick stop and head north to North Ave. Proceed west to the corner of North and Cleveland.

CTA Red Line: Exit at the North & Clybourn stop. Upon exiting the station head east (right) and proceed 4 blocks east past Larabee until reaching Cleveland.

Executive Chef:
Jared Van Camp

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Old Town Social can accommodate all your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (312) 266-2277

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our spaces and menu can be customized to suit events of any style. Email info@oldtownsocial.com for more information.

Old Town Social Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (274)
Neighborhood Gem (226)
Vibrant Bar Scene (225)
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Fit for Foodies (180)
Hot Spot (140)
Great for Brunch (120)
Great for Outdoor Dining (89)
Late-night Find (86)
Romantic (68)
Great for Lunch (62)
Special Occasion (57)
Notable Wine List (32)
Kid-friendly (30)
Live Sports (11)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Great Beer (7)
Quick Bite (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Good fried chicken and waffles. Outstanding Bloody Marys. Solid beer and wine lists. Easy to get into for brunch.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Our server, Rachel, was really nice and attentive. The food was amazing and the bloody Mary bar was definitely a hit. We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I planned a farewell dinner for a friend at Old Town Social. We had 9 people but we were accommodated nicely. The drinks and food were all good. Staff was friendly and was able to split the bill between all nine of us. Loved the vibe of this place. would recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We arrived for a res that took place immediately after a private event. The ambiance was obnoxiously loud, which you'd expect on a Friday only that it never leveled out. That and the shocker of a very limited late night menu after 930pm made it hard to enjoy the meal my friends and I had planned to have. The service was impeccable, I'd just wish that we were warned ahead of time about the limited menu and blaring music.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The waitress was great! We had such a good time. It was the prefect start to a night out.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Great spot to watch the game!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch spot. Went on new years day for the pajama event. Had a great time and staff was great for being new years day, because I was hungover for sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2016

One of my go to places for fireplace drinking and small bites.

Tags: Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We loved it! The setting is wonderful , all fireplace, wood and cozy lights. The food is very good and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Bustling bar, good for younger crowd. The food was good, we loved the appetizers. Our waitress was very inattentive and made an overall great place a little bit lacking.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2016

The "Brisket Sandwich" was three burnt and tasteless strips of meat. No sauce. Dry toast. And half a pickle. All disassembled on the plate and I guess I was supposed to put it together? Why the hell would something be labeled a sandwich and then I have to become the sandwich maker? It was EXTREMELY (I can't stress this enough) EXTREMELY overpriced for how low of quality the it was. I will not be returning and will not be recommending it to anybody.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Went to after a comedy show, great energy. A perfect place to grab a drink or dinner.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Food was good and reasonably priced. Very loud bar atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great for drinking.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The service, food, drinks, location and price of menu was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2016

We had a wonderful time at Old Town Social. The staff was great, and even the manager came over to our table and was very kind and helpful. We enjoyed the food, the TVs and the atmosphere in general.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2016

We brought a group of people in for dinner with a reservation for 8 only to find out they did not reserve a table for us. We waited for quite some time and got little help. We had to leave after waiting for 30 minutes. Very disappointing and we most likely will not return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2016

We enjoyed our ladies night out!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Never got my 100 points which would have given me 5,000 pts. Open Table not good with keeping track of points and redeeming points.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Arrived 15 minutes before our reservation slot - they did not have a table for us. Waited for over an hour, a walk-in party of 3 came in during that time and were seated immediately. Hostess did not seem to care, and at that point we left. Was rather disappointing. Will not be returning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2016

I've always been a fan of Old Town Social, but I moved from Wrigley to Old Town in September 2015 and have been a frequent visitor at OTS. It's right down the street and I absolutely love the ambiance, quality of the food, and menu options. Patrick is our favorite and he always makes sure we're taken care of! The service is great - this is a great place for a casual brunch, or for a date night :) I also LOVE the fireplace in the winter. I've gone here for NYE a few years ago, casual meals with family & friends, date night, and had my birthday here with friends (in 2013 and 2016 .. just realized that! lol). But if I'm going out - it's quick, convenient, great quality, & I can always count on having fun at OTS. Everyone I've taken here loves it too. Some of my menu favs include the sweet potato fries, veggie burger, kale & pear salad, and the brownie. Easy to say that I'm a big fan :)

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Food was delicious but slightly small portions. Great environment although the lighting was a little bit dark. Had to shine our phones for extra light to read the menu. Would definitely go again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The food was excellent and the service was excellent and it was a really cool place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 9, 2016

The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday night. The food was okay for the price, we got an appetizer, which was tiny. Seems like it could be a cool place, we may have just hit it on an off night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 8, 2016

arrived early. no problem. seated in a nice quiet room. entertainment in the main room. service was very good. portions were just the right size. only problem was 1 too many wines put on the bill, but was easily fixed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2016

The staff couldn't have been nicer. One person in our party was not satisfied with what she
ordered. The waitress was very quick to apologize and bring her a menu so that she could choose another entree. She also sent over the owner (I believe) who also was most attentive in rectifying the situation. Not only was the original dish removed from the bill, but they provided an additional discount as well. Their outdoor sidewalk seating area is charming. The restaurant itself, though, tends to be a bit noisy with really blaring music.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Showed up at 9pm for our reservation. About 3 staff members just looked at us as they walked by, while we waited to see the hostess who was talking with her friends at the entrance. Seated and took 20 minutes to get orders in, didn't get our food for an hour. There were about 1/8th of the tables dining. Food was cold, drinks were weak. This is a bar, not a restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2016

We came here for dinner and drinks before going to a show at Second City. Really enjoyed the pretzel bites, fried pickles (very small portion), mini hot dog appetizer, and tacos! It was very quiet on Saturday night at 6:30.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2016

They marked our reservation cancelled even though we showed up on time and had dinner as planned. That was annoying.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Just a really nice restaurant with great bistro vibes and cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 9, 2016

Very energetic on weekends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Very accommodating to our special dietary needs. Great place for lunch/dinner before a show! Or to watch a game.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Really cool atmosphere .. Great music for Mother's Day brunch . Cheese plate was great .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Old Town Social's menu was surprisingly delicious. The execution of of every dish was right on the money. Basic fare, such as chicken wings were rendered in a fashion consistent with a very good sports bar. The English Burger, among other themed burgers, was excellent. The English Burger was well prepared with Stilton cheese, an egg bread bun and other fixings. The fish tacos were prepared with talapia, a subtle red sauce, cilantro, and some sort of peppers among the vegetable components of the taco. I had a goat cheese cheese cake for dessert. It had a fantastic crust and delicious blue berries in a sauce. The meal was thoroughly delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 5, 2016

This was a great place to go before Second City. Fun atmosphere and good food. The staff was great and 3 couples had a fun time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Can't beat this neighborhood spot for a night out or to catch the game in a upscale, trendy environment. Try the duck wings and something off their lengthly drink list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 18, 2016

The reason I gave the service a three b was because the waitress was good and tried to compensate for the kitchen which was slow. The turkey burger was beyond well done, the pretzel bites were hard and the tacos were burnt and dried out.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2016

We were looking for a relaxing atmosphere on a busy holiday in the city. OTS was great! We watched the NCAA games and had great food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Great brunch. Great drinks. Will return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2016

Love the drink menu!! The H is my favorite!

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