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About Public House
Public House is the perfect place to watch any big game - with over 100+ beers in-house and a 30-foot HD video screen to catch all the action live.
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.
Chicago, IL 60654
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
$30 and under
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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.
Public House features a full catering menu for off-site private and public events.
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 House is located 2 blocks South of CTA Red Line"s Grand stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, 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
Great food and service. I would go back. The music was way too loud and there was only one bathroom for everyone. It didn't need the bouncer or dj, the set up is more suitable for a chill place, not a club. The owner needs to figure out what he/she is going for because people went there for a chill rest of the night (couples, people with their parents, and coworkers were most of the restaurant) based on what the website presented and didn't expect the loud music or bouncer. I went with my significant other and mother/daughter table next to us asked if we expected it to be so loud or expected to have our IDs checked.
Best burger in Chicago! Had lunch with a friend and the setting was just right for conversation and great food. Location on State Street in the heart of the city. Will look forward to returning next visit to the city. We enjoyed our visit, and restaurants like Public House contributed to our enjoyment.
We tried Public House for lunch during restaurant week. We had made a reservation but that wasn’t necessary on a Monday afternoon. The hostess was polite and seated us immediately. Our server came shortly after we were seated to take the drink order and explain the menu. She was friendly and attentive, but not overly so, throughout the meal. The wait staff were also exceptional at keeping our water glasses full and clearing empty plates. The restaurant week menu was an awesome deal and the regular menu looked on par with similar places in the area ($12-$15 for burgers and sandwiches). We had the build your Mac and cheese, which was Ah-Mazing — creamy and cheesy and a good size portion. I had the Baja tacos and my boyfriend had the burger. Both were full of flavor. The tacos had good balance, sweet and heat, but were a little small. The burger was cooked perfectly, very juicy. Dessert was mini cake shakes and we tried both vanilla and chocolate. The minis were a perfect small size to end a 3-course lunch. The cake sat on top of the shake. The vanilla cake was confetti and the chocolate was simple chocolate with white icing. Both cakes were good, dense (in a good way), and not too sweet. Personally preferred the chocolate cake. The milkshakes were flavored with porters based on the menu but they tasted like regular vanilla and chocolate milkshakes to me. Good though and paired perfectly with the cake. Highly recommend the full size ones. I saw the monthly special served (Valentine’s Day themed) and it looked incredible.
We arrived at 9:55 am, at 10:00 a guy came out and said their system was down, we asked if we could wait inside the restaurant as it was freezing outside, he laughed and said “you’re gonna have to ask the manager” he kept laughing and went back inside. A lady came out and let us in, we didn’t mind waiting but the personnel was rude and had an attitude. Our waitress was great tho and the food was good so that somehow made it up for it. Disappointed, as we were visiting all the way from Texas.
I treated four of my girlfriends from California to dinner at Public House. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic. The only downfall was that we had a child with us, (I called to make sure she would be allowed in and was told she would be fine until 9:30pm) we arrived at 8:00pm and were carded when we walked in the door. This automatically made us feel awkward since we had a little girl with us. She was welcomed in and had a great time after we were seated. Overall, it was a great time.
Perfect! My friends and I came for my birthday and enjoyed the whiskey/cocktails that were served. The only thing we didn’t appreciate were the gigantic TV’s. I understand it’s a sports bar so whatever, but it was hard to keep a conversation when people were getting distracted. Overall, I was pretty tipsy (in that buzzed feel-good type way) but it’s more of a pregame spot! Would have been awkward dancing with limited space.
I had an interesting experience. We ordered the vanilla shake. The piece of cake on top tasted weird, so we told her manager and they determined that garlic was spilled on the cake or something. So they took it off our bill and gave us a piece of good chocolate cake. Besides that situation, the food was great and the restaurant was cute. They handled everything well. Would eat here again.
Our waitress looked and sounded confused. We were a party of 6 so it's not like we were too many to handle. Her visits to the table were few and far between. The Belgium mussels were fantastic. Two of us had the Wygu beef brisket dip which seemed more like beef crumbs than nice chunks of brisket. We celebrated a birthday and rather than ask which dessert we preferred, which was the (pumpkin pie cake shake) she brought us chocolate chip cookies, at least they were warm.
The food was good - but the drinks were sub-par. The happy hour special Old Fashioned tasted like sugar & whiskey. We were also served well whiskey instead of the Knob Creek Single Barrel that we ordered, luckily they re-poured it for us. Both times though the whiskey was served in a wet glass. I understand being busy on a Friday night with after-dinner drinks, but a dry glass would have been nice - especially since we were siting in the dinner area, not the bar. Overall I had a fun time, and the food was good, but wished we had ordered different drinks or just stuck to beer.
Went there specifically because of the open table review of the cheese curds and burgers. We walked in and saw a table with the cheese curds and they looked amazing. When we ordered them our waitress said they were prepping them and they wouldn't have them for 30 min. We told her we would wait and ordered fried pickles. The pickles were good and the ranch dressing to dip them in was wonderful. I asked her about the taps at the tables and she said they are really "for the lushes" Pretty inappropriate statement. About 20 min later we ordered our food and asked that she just bring the curds when they were ready. She delivered our food and said they wouldn't have the curds at all for a while. The salads & burgers were good but all our French fries were over cooked and so crunchy that they were almost inedible. I tried to use my open table point money for our bill and the waitress was unfamiliar with how to use it. The manager tried to figure it out but he couldn't either but was kind enough to take 15% off our bill. Disappointing food and waitress. Not a place I would ever go to again or recommend.
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