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About Primebar Chicago

Located in Chicago's Loop neighborhood, Primebar is a modern day ale house and your go to destination for cool food, local brews, and great cocktails.

Our kitchen specializes in contemporary American fare, serving up a delicious array of mouthwatering appetizers, garden fresh salads, two-handed sandwiches, and signature specialty entrées.

Behind the bar, we offer an outstanding wine list, local microbrews, and a slew of hand-crafted specialty cocktails. Primebar is an ideal retreat for your next lunch, dinner, or cocktail gathering.

155 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Cross Street:
Between Lake and Randolph

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 884-0000

Website:
http://www.primebarchicago.com/

Catering:
For catering inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at events@primebarchicago.com.

Public Transit:
Close to Merchandise Mart and Washington/Wells stops.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For event inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at events@primebarchicago.com.

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Details
Mon - Tue 5:15PM - 6:30PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Wed - Thu 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Fri 6:15PM - 9:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 8:00PM

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Private Dining

Our distinctively urban interior and customizable floor plans, make Primebar the perfect venue for a seated dinner or a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception.

Primebar Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (20)
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Business Meals (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Good for a Date (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Live Sports (6)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Good solid choice for business lunch. They get super busy so make a reservation! Tacos are great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Large restaurant, casual atmosphere, very good service. This meal was on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was not busy, which was great for conversation. The prior meal there was after work in the loop, had to wait for a table, but was still able to have a conversation. The menu had good variety. The food is solid.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We were going to the Opera, had a 5:30 curtain. I arrived a little early, they opened at 4pm. The rest of our party was late, tied up in traffic. They were very efficient and attentive and we were on time for the performance. The food was very good, with appropriate portion sizes. And they had Krombacher Pils on tap!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Limited menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best spot near the theater district

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Horrible service, no one paying attention to table

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I'm sorry I don't remember his name, but our waiter was the best ever!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Came for the diverse menu, stayed for the amazing 80s rock playlist! Great food, drinks, and service! Will be back!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Found this place on Open Table as I was looking for reservations for 8. It kept popping up first on the list so I thought I would give it a try. The restaurant itself was dimly lit was great for an evening meal, the noise level was a little high but not as bad as some and they had plenty of large dining tables for larger parties. The food was great and the prices were even better. I feed 8 people for a little over $200 not including tip. That included dinner and drinks. I was really impressed. I would have come back before I left for home but had to try some more places. LOL

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Business Meals, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food and wonderful service. Recommend the street tacos. I had tuna and were very tasty. Good for client lunches and after work happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent excellent meal! They must have would be the tater tots either Full Throttle or just as a side. The next best I would say to order would be the beet salad it's awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Appetizer (Queso Dip) was good, but the steak salad I ordered was a bit on the fatty side and difficult to cut. The acoustics are loud, and can be difficult to hear others speaking.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the bento box lunch specials - big fan of the variety

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great spot for special occasions. Had two birthdays to celebrate and Shelby delivered.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The perfect pre-theater spot, and more! Great spot for viewing sports. They take reservations too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

While I understand it was a Friday night during happy hour and our server did have a lot of tables, the service as a whole was not very good. She was not very friendly/energetic (and I understand everyone has bad days). But we had to ask to get water after ordering our second drink and then had to ask two additional times just to get it. It was the same situation when we had both ordered a side of ranch with our meal (it took asking three different times before we finally got it). After we got the ranch, it had an odd, almost chemically taste to it making it difficult to even eat. While the food wasn't bad, I ordered my sandwich as a wrap which was just ok (the sauce was all at the bottom in the last couple bites and the cheese was pushed off to the side so it was not incorporated into the rest of the sandwich). I would come back here for a drink on a Friday night if I wasn't in a hurry, but not sure if I would rush back for the food again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Bar service was less than stellar. Ate at table, did not check in so may show up as no show.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was slow and disorganized. Hamburger undercooked. They did fix it quickly and it was tasty.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very good food, very good service, I didn't realize how loud it was going to be, though. I'm glad we were sitting in a corner, away from most of the other diners, because it was hard to talk to my friend. I didn't know it was a sports bar, though - and sports bars are known to be louder. I should have done research on it before going there.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The seating, food, and service were all perfect. I wii be back again soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Busy place! Friendly waitstaff. Delicious and creative food, with a diverse and interesting menu! We had a great dinner.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Description should say its's a sports bar because that's what it is... Food was very ordinary, nothing great! We were in town for a convention; and every other restaurant in the area was packed. Primebar was almost empty. That should have been our first clue.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wide variety of good food and drink options. Not too loud for convo. Good crowd and plenty of TVs.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Live Sports
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Serivce and drinks were wonderful. Food was "eh". Would sit at the bar next time and just get drinks and maybe an appetizer.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great service! I mean really great, the waiter was super attentive. And the food was great too! We had a few drinks and dinner; no complaints here.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Server was fairly rude and not very attentive, drinks are overpriced but good, same goes with the food.

Crab cakes were severely under-cooked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

It was great! Good options and great service

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

The salads here are absolutely the best. The beet berry is outstanding

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Good for, great atmosphere. Good staff. Would go back again and also recommend to others.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I love it the employees where very welcoming and helpful will recommend anyone to Primebar Chicago

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were there at 6 pm on a Saturday night and we're the only group (6 people) in the restaurant, a few people at the bar at first. The bartender was our server and was very slow, and we felt like an inconvenience. The food was excellent, but that was about it.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice sports bar, I was just looking for a romantic evening, not good for that.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Hadn't been there in a while. Ended up being glad we picked Prime Bar for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 28, 2017

It was our first time at Prime Bar, which we found on Open Table as we searched for a place to eat on the walk back to our hotel. Food was much better than expected from a "bar". Service was quick and friendly. The hummus appetizer was excellent! Would not hesitate to recommend. Actually did so that night to a Chicagoan that hadn't heard of Prime Bar.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food is atrocious, the only reason this place stays open is due to it's convenient location for business lunches.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Awesome proximity to the Cadillac theater. Huge space so it didn't feel too loud or too crowded. The ceviche was ok, but the sliders were really good! There are fancier options but I thought it was well priced and there were a lot of menu options.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

It was empty for a Saturday night. Food was ok nothing outstanding. I did enjoy the Flourless chocolate cake. Its proximity to the Cadillac Palace made it worth the trip.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Restaurant was okay. Nothing wrong with but nothing memorable. For dessert we had carrot cake which had a distinct freezer taste. Disappointed. Close to theatres which is why we went. Would not recommend but want awful. Very average.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My friend and I ordered the crab cakes and pasta pomodoro to split. The crab cakes were very delicious, but the pasta was just okay. The sauce was very watery and bland.

The service was also just okay, my food came out 5 minutes after all of the other food, and we had to keep asking for more water.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Pretty slow lunch service.

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