Located at the corner of State & Kinzie, the 10,000 square foot restaurant and beer hall sits in the heart of River North. Public House offers American fare with a smokehouse twist in addition to mouth-watering libations; house favorites include bar snacks, flatbreads & tacos, soups & salads, sandwiches & plates, multiple choice mac & cheese, and of course, burgers.
On the weekends, Public House transforms into a lively nightlife hotspot where locals and tourists alike unite to enjoy a live DJ, three full-service bars in addition to signature table tap booths, where guests can pour their own beer and shots.
Open 7 days a week, Public House offers a full lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night and weekend brunch menus, in addition to catering & events.
Served with carrots & celery; traditional or smoked. Choice of: bbq , spicy buffalo OR unbearable A Bull & Bear Fan Favorite
Fried Cheese Curds
tomato caponata, parmesan peppercorn
Blackened Chicken Sandwich
bacon, havarti cheese, avocado, lettuce, roasted tomato aioli, brioche bun
Great sports bar, cool hangout, but i wouldn’t go to be wowed by the food, it was somewhat disappointing. Ordered fries and a burger and the fries tasted like they were fried in the same oil with fish. I had to send them back! Burger was at most mediocre, pre-made patty burger. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating she saved the day for us!
Venue reminded of my days when i was in a fraternity, Loud music, and ok menu. Food was average with a limited menu. Service was very good
Nice atmosphere, not too crowded.
Food was good but the female waitress who helped us was very rude to us
The service was poor. Our waitress
The food and the Service are great. My fav are the Garlic Fries. The Public House is one of my Favorite go to restaurants in Downtown Chicago.
Great spot for NFL Sunday. Solid food with gameday specials, plenty of TVs, and a DJ that plays music during commercials. River North staple.
Our waitress wasn’t present half of the time our drinks were left empty and our food was cold and not correct. We came for the fabulous cake shake and it was really gross.. so disappointed
The food was great, but the service was horrible. Our waitress was rude and only came by our table one time.
it is ok...too many other happening spots in the area...
Great service, food, and atmosphere. Mac & Cheese with pulled pork was delicious!
It was a very nice venue and the food and service was also very good. The outside patio was open and also the windows were drawn so that fresh air could come into the inside as well. Overall great experience. Will be back.
Loved it here! Food and drinks were really good! The waitresses gave us a really good service. They kept coming to our table in a timely manner to see if we were okay or needed something. Definitely recommend anyone who hasn't been here try it out.
Great food! server Adolfo was amazing! great music and fun atmosphere.
Loved the food! Great place to hang out with friends
Good food, good drinks!
Food was soooo good! i had the wings and mac and cheese. Everything was great and the music was good too’
Service was wonderful and food was amazing. I highly recommend their garlic & parmesan fries.
Food and service was excellent!
The food was amazing
Service was off for some reason. Food was good.
Server barely came to our table, seemed annoyed
I would patronize this establishment again.
Food was good.
Great food, staff and atmosphere. I will definitely return.
Ate outdoors because of COVID-19. On a corner and was Very noisy with cars passing both cross streets.
Nice for a weekend get together. The chicken pest flatbread is a must try!
i would definitely go here again they just need more foods on their menu
Service was great, food was delicious - I recommend the garlic fries and crab Avocado toast!
Enjoyed a great meal and some drinks on the patio. Excellent service as always.
Only have an hour and a half there. Which we would have known before just given the check and asked t ok leave.... handent even ordered an entree yet because the appetizer took 45 min
I visited this restaurant a week prior to going again. Unfortunately the second time was a bad experience. I ordered a chicken nacho that had to be returned due to the chicken being, literally, old. When I brought it to the waitresses attention she said that it was pulled chicken as if I didn't know & as if it made it okay to be old chicken (it was dry & very hard). After having to return the dish the second time, I ordered a burger that I ate at home. The front door host wasn't friendly at all. The bathrooms downstairs are very scary, like someone is going to kidnap you. My fries were consistently burnt ans when we left the hostess didn't really want to say bye & looked away from us while saying bye. This was very disappointing & much different from my experience here a week ago.
Great service and food
Everything was nice except for our waitress. She was really short and not too enthused. I was determined to salvage my vacation and have a good time so after she brought our drinks I slipped her $10 and she became much nicer for the rest of our meal. I am a healthcare worker who has been dealing with a lot since December and I just wanted to enjoy my trip.
Dining out is a luxury these days. Public House must not realize that. My experience, start to finish, was inexcusably horrible. I walked out without eating any of my meal and will not return.
Megan was dope.
Service, food and beverages were excellent. Ambience was kind of quiet but it was expected as the current health restriction due to the pandemic. Still, I would certainly recommend it !!!
The food was Amazing!!! Some of the freshest, well seasoned food I've ever tasted!!! The Cakeshake was also amazing!!! The service & prices were perfect. They were very accommodating to changing our reservation to an earlier time. There was also no Covid tax nor service fee unlike another restaurant we'd visited that day. I can't wait to go back!!
We drive 4.5 hours just to eat the Southwestern Salad because we love it so much.
My companion and I ate outside on the patio. All the servers and assistants wore masks and provided paper menus. Social distancing of the tables was observed. I ordered the skirt steak tacos, my friend got the blackened chicken sandwich. We split an order of pineapple guacamole with seasoned chips. The quac was very good! It was chunky and definitely tasted fresh. My tacos were ok. I think the toppings overpowered the steak; next time, I would definitely ask that they are served on the side. The chicken sandwich looked delicious; according to my friend it was very tasty and messy. Remember to ask for additional napkins. The sandwich comes with fries and pickles and the serving was ample. I definitely recommend this place for a casual get-together with friends; and plan to return to try other items on their menu.
Friend visiting in town, we love public house!!! Always a good time.
Public House does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Public House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 265-1240.
Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.
Public House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://dineamic.securetree.com/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.