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.
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Hand Cut Fries
Dry rubbed, sea salt, parmesan garlic fries (+$1), sweet potato tots (+$2). Choice of three: cheddar beer fondue, foothill farms ranch, tomato caponata, honey mustard, parmesan peppercorn, spicy BBQ, white BBQ
The Burger* ^
american cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, garlic mayo, hawaiian sesame bun
Baja Fish Tacos* ^
Crispy mahi-mahi, citrus slaw, pineapple, habanero crema, guacamole. Choice of: flour, corn, lettuce wraps
Pretty much like a sports bar, tvs everywhere with the games on when we went. Atmosphere and vibe is normal for us, we are from bay area California so felt a little like home. Service was excellent, both our waitress and server kept us happy throughout our dining. Food was delicious. Had the flat bread, wife had the mac n cheese. No complaints whatsoever, will definitely come back if ever planning another trip back.
Love this sports bar! Perfect place to watch games, enjoy drinks and food!
Our server was so awesome. The place is very clean. Love the vibe. College football on the TVs. Live DJ playing great music at noon on a Saturday.
Always enjoy spending time here! The menu has something on it with innovative spins on american and pub food that is always so tasty. We always try to go to try out the seasonal cake shake as a boozy milkshake to die for!
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
One of my favorite places in the city! Has a diverse menu of great food and beverages
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.
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 4.7 stars by 552 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.