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Public House

231 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Live Sports
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Barbecue
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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
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Phone number
(312) 265-1240
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
David Blonsky
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Public House features a full catering menu for off-site private and public events.
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Cross street
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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.
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Public transit
Public House is located 2 blocks South of CTA Red Line"s Grand stop.
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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.
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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

Private Dining

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.

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What 231 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

A group of friends and I went to Public House for Valentines to get the cake shakes. The food was good, and the shakes were pretty looking. I don’t know that I would go again and pay $15 for a cake shake, but it was worth doing once.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

RonniH (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

fun place to dine with co-workers. Innovative menu.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Chicago Restaurant Week - good food. service was slow. lots of miscommunication. they did a great job of accommodating and making up for any issues.

AndB (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

JennB (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

intriguing (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Meal and service were good. Prices are reasonable.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Loved the atmosphere. Seemed to be filled with young adults. Beware they card at the door but if you have a reservation with people over 21 you should be ok.

Dave (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

This place used to be a favorite but the food and drinks have been disappointing my last three visits .

Johnelm05 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was bad from the valet, who scraped my car door to the bouncer who mis treated my teenage daughter, to our poor server who was rude. Would never recommend. Very limited menu, loud and below average quality food. Way overrated.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

Great place. Always my go to!

vipChicagoDiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

Always good consistent food with a good beer selection. Come here for business lunch and to watch sports good spot.

bk12345 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Reserved a booth for a big group and was not disappointed! We watched football and ordered a bunch of apps to share. Very fun atmosphere and quick service during a busy time. Will definitely go back!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food as usual.

vipaliW (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Good staple lunch spot in River North. Food is a little pricey for what it is - but very good none the less. It can be a little loud at peak hours. I recommend the Pulled Chicken Salad - it is great!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We reserved a table for 8 people a month in advance, then arrived and were given a table for 6. Miserable meal as a result. Wont go back!