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About Public House

Beer aficionados will pledge their allegiance to Public House, a 10,000 square foot beer-lovers paradise featuring beloved American fare with an upscale twist, unprecedented multimedia capabilities, and mouth watering libations.

With 100 beer selections and featuring Dineamic Group's signature table tap technology, which includes 12 table tap booths with 2 types of beer and liquor on tap, Public House is home to one of the most extensive – and impressive - beer lists in Chicago. A third table tap will allow guests to pour chilled spirits of choice. Public House will thrill your taste buds with a menu featuring American favorites with tantalizing twists including beer-infused dishes, house made sauces, flights and bites, food and beer pairings, and superb sweet treats and desserts.

400 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am

Weekend Brunch: Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cross Street:
Kinzie

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 265-1240

Website:
http://www.publichousechicago.com/

Entertainment:
The hop heaven features an unprecedented selection of multimedia capabilities that would make Steve Jobs blush. Ceiling operable windows and an HD video wall to a 27 plasma television spread and laser holographic key board technology. Public House also boasts a photo booth, gaming machines, full Disc Jockey capabilities and a concert quality sound system.

Catering:
Public House features a full catering menu for off-site private and public events.

Parking Details:
Public House offers Valet parking in an indoor garage for $14. Street parking also available in addition to a self-park garage across the street.

Public Transit:
Public House is located 2 blocks South of CTA Red Line"s Grand stop.

Executive Chef:
David Blonsky

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

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Located at the corner of State & Kinzie, beer aficionados pledge their allegiance to Public House, a 10,000 square foot beer-lovers paradise featuring beloved American, smokehouse fare with an upscale twist, unprecedented multimedia capabilities and mouth-watering libations.

Public House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (5)
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Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I had been wanting to try Public House for a while now, and my fiance and I finally made it over there this past weekend. It was DELICIOUS! I had the breakfast burrito with house potatoes, and he had the chilaquiles - we love to try different brunch places and the breakfast potatoes are among my fave in the city! Want to go back and try the pancake stacks - saw some of those on our way out and they looks great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Public House was a great brunch spot! Creative menu and very tasty. Went there for brunch with a bunch of girlfriends will visiting Chicago and would recommend this spot to others visiting the Chicago area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We were promptly seated at our reservation time. There was someone at the table immediately to take our drink order. The food was amazing. The deviled eggs and calamari appetizers were our favorites, while the mac and cheese variations required the group to order more! The staff was very attentive, friendly and helpful with suggestions. The House Cocktails are innovative and great tasting.

All six in the group agreed that this was one of the best eating experiences in Chicago during our stay.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We chose this restaurant because our family was going to see Aladdin at the Cadillac Palace Theater, and wanted something close. I went online to check the menu and see what it was all about.....the menu sounded good, and there were a lot of options for alcohol. I booked the reservation, and everyone had a great time - food was great too!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Quick Bite
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 4, 2017

I ordered their chicken burger it was delicious. Hand cut fries too!! Yummm. The cake milkshake is a must for desert!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Public house was a really cool place to go while in town, the service and good was great. Went for lunch and it was not too much of the bar scene but would definitely be fun at night as well!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Standard pub food - think lots of fried stuff
Very very loud
Extensive beer list

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Thank you for taking such good care of our large group!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Good food but they messed up our order. My wife ordered the chicken tacos. They brought carnitas. My meal arrived and hers did not arrive until I was done. Then when the bill came and both of her tacos were on the bill. After I complained they removed both of her tacos but it was annoying that we could not eat together.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We went for the Cake Shakes and they were literally eye candy but the taste was just "ok."

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Good food and fun scene. Good for watching sports and good brunch.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Just had a business lunch here and the service was outstanding! The food was great as well (tortilla soup was fantastic). I would come back here anytime.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Our group of 6 had a great time, delicious meal and outstanding service. Additionally, the staff was wonderful, they helped accommodate our family member who is handicapped. Thank you, we will return!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Food took a really long time and our party had to be split up into two booths, but the food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Staff was very attentive and accommodating for our group's needs. Great experience! Food was delicious, we particularly enjoyed the cheese curds. Awesome drink and daily specials.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2017

I loved the food. However i was disappointed the ginger/lemongrass bowl was not available. I was also not happy with our server (Krystin) she did seem to want to assist with comparable options to the boel i wanted . When i asked if it could simply br prepared without the lemongrass ( the missing ingredient) she seemed annoyed. When we inquired about up charge to add shrimp to a meal she snapped she didnt know and would have to ask the chef. Since she is the person that speaks to customers i figured this would be common knowledge and not first time request.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great place for brunch. The food was quite tasty with an interesting drink menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Overall the atmosphere was intimate and had great service. My friend and I only went for the cake and shake, which we split. We had the seasonal red velvet but felt the cake was too dry and not at all worth $14.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Great Sunday brunch. All of the food we ordered was superb! Great bloody Mary's as well. Highly recommend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Menu looked amazing. Our food was good. Not great but would certainly recommend and go back again! Loved the sweet potatoe tater tots. We got the vanilla cake milkshake. Beautiful! Again the flavor was off and the cake was dry. 4 star for presentation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Went for restaurant week. Didn't order the menu but food was just ok. Cake shake is awesome!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2017

My experience was very nice. Great Server. The food was tasty, but my Mac and cheese was soupy not creamy.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We love brunch & everything was fabulous!

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Love this place! Menu have a wide variety and service is good!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Went to try their restaurant week offering. It was good

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Food was average, just fancy bar food really. Had thought it would be better based upon the reviews, so that's why I felt compelled to write a review. I would compare this place to Chili's or TGI Friday's. The service was OK, nothing special. Server refused to split our check which made it difficult for a business dinner, so I would not recommend this place to any business dinner groups that need to do expense reports.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Our waitress was awesome and the food was great!! My favorite part was the Vanilla Cake Shake. :) We'll definitely be back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2017

After hearing such great things about the Public House from my Chicago friends, I was really disappointed. When we first arrived there was a guy at the door checking IDs and he was pretty rude about asking for ID and needing it to get inside. My friend had lost his ID that same day, so I told him that my friend did not have his with him, but we had a reservation. He made a scene saying that's fine, you can get food but you cannot drink and then proceeded to follow us both in to the hostess stand where he made it known to everyone around us that we shouldn't be served any alcohol and to make sure that our waitress knows. This was totally embarrassing.

Our waitress was friendly enough and did a good job checking on out table. But I was really most disappointed in the menu. It's really just bar food. Nothing special. I ordered the fried pickles and the chicken sandwich and they were fine, but I expected much more from all the hype this place gets. You can find much better food in Chicago and in the River North neighborhood.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 8, 2017

We were recommended to have brunch here as it was right next door to our hotel, the Kenzie. We were so impressed by the menu and the food was really top notch. The piece d'resistance was the Bloody Mary with a loaded skewer. WOW! This was the best Bloody Mary I had ever tasted! We will be back for sure!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Went to watch Tennessee basketball and they were very accommodating. Love the ambiance and the food was spot on.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2017

This place was HUGE. Maybe we went at a time that wasn't too busy (Tues 1:45 lunch) but I feel like we probably didn't even need to make reservations. Decor and atmosphere was awesome - I would consider having parties here. Really clean and nice environment and tons of flat screen TVs showing sports or news if that floats your boat. Noise wasn't loud at all, my friends and I had a great time talking comfortably. Menu was very diverse so no matter what you're craving, you'll be satisfied (pizza, burgers, tacos, salads, mussels, fish, mac and cheese, etc.). Also, they have incredible cake shakes for dessert. Kind of pricey so I wouldn't go a lot but definitely for special get together occasions!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2017

my wife and I stopped in for an early dinner. food was very good, service was good noise level a little loud but I am 62 years old so consider that. looked like everyone was having a good time. prices are reasonable.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The food was alright. We waited for almost 40 minutes for our food to come out. I wouldn't go back to this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2016

One star because the manager put a #Freshii company party of 10+ in a table for five right next to our table. Therefore, they were standing practically on top of our table. It made it difficult for our server to get to us. It also made us feel as though we were backed into a corner. The only thing emergency could see was people standing and talking loud. We reserved a table because we did not want to be seated at the bar. We had two tables one for our kids (table of 5) and another table for the four adults. Because of the company party we could not see our kids. This made our experience very unpleasant it took away from what should have been a very good meal. We spent over $400 total but felt like we were in a overcrowded bar.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2016

The food is really good. But it is not the same as the service. The service was terrible. The supervisor or manager that come to the table to ask "how's everything?" NEVER smile. Also, the server is rude. It is not a rush hour, there are still few tables that is empty but it seems that she just want to get me and my friends out from there. If you want a service, I suggest you didn't go there. But the food is good though.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Good as always but food was off today

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2016

First time there ,very impressed with the overall experience!!
Found it to be a High Energy Sports Bar! All the employees very polite and positive!
Great menu ,with many choices!
Will certainly go there again 👍👍

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Everyone except for the "bouncer" was great (for the most part) We made our reservation and they never told us that it was over 21 after a certain time. We arrived at our scheduled time and the bouncer told us our daughter couldn't come in. As we were leaving he started to get snippy. We spoke to a manager and after having to explain the situation we were allowed to come on and drop $300.. some things were comped but even after being threatened by the bouncer, management didn't bother to come over to even speak with us.. not quite sure we'll be back honestly

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2016

I went there to meet some old friends in town and we just wanted to catch up. They sat us at a nice private booth in the back and the noise level was great!! Nice and low so we could talk without raising our voices. So many places in that area are just too loud. The waitress was very attentive and helpful and their menu was fun. We ordered a bunch of items and just shared stuff. Will definitely go back!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Service was a little slow. Food was over sold. Waitress suggested brunch main dishes PLUS side orders of meat...way too much food. The main dishes were plenty, in fact, we probably could had split a dish. Everything was spicy, even for my husband who likes spicy food. It was ok, but prob would not go back.

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