Permanently Closed - Public House

4.7
552 Reviews
$30 and under
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAlyssa
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this sports bar! Perfect place to watch games, enjoy drinks and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

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!

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williamh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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

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Elizabeth
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the city! Has a diverse menu of great food and beverages

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, not too crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was good but the female waitress who helped us was very rude to us

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The service was poor. Our waitress

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ChrisC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMitch
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for NFL Sunday. Solid food with gameday specials, plenty of TVs, and a DJ that plays music during commercials. River North staple.

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Hanna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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

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vipMurph
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience2

The food was great, but the service was horrible. Our waitress was rude and only came by our table one time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

it is ok...too many other happening spots in the area...

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MelissaB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere. Mac & Cheese with pulled pork was delicious!

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FitzgeraldC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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Alejandra
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StephanieV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! server Adolfo was amazing! great music and fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Great place to hang out with friends

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VictoriaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food, good drinks!

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vipLindseyT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was soooo good! i had the wings and mac and cheese. Everything was great and the music was good too’

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SheetalK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and food was amazing. I highly recommend their garlic & parmesan fries.

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vipDougJ
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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vipRhondaS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing

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GarrettW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was off for some reason. Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Server barely came to our table, seemed annoyed

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MinTaviaT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would patronize this establishment again.
Food was good.

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KeshD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff and atmosphere. I will definitely return.

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vipGabyG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate outdoors because of COVID-19. On a corner and was Very noisy with cars passing both cross streets.

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vipAnisha
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice for a weekend get together. The chicken pest flatbread is a must try!

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ClarissaE
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

i would definitely go here again they just need more foods on their menu

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious - I recommend the garlic fries and crab Avocado toast!

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vipEricP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal and some drinks on the patio. Excellent service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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

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KiwannaP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipAlonzo
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipERC3
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was dope.

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Permanently Closed - Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 265-1240.

Permanently Closed - Public House is rated 4.7 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

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