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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.

400 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue

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

Cross Street:
Kinzie

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 265-1240

Website:
http://www.publichousechicago.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
Public House features a full catering menu for off-site private and public events.

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.

Public Transit:
Public House is located 2 blocks South of CTA Red Line"s Grand stop.

Executive Chef:
David Blonsky

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Live Sports (9)
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Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great Beer (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 4 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Meal and service were good. Prices are reasonable.

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great place. Always my go to!

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food as usual.

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 (Chicago)·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!

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 (Chicago)·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!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fun place to watch football and have a few cocktails. Service was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We loved their Poke and Salads! Service was great and food tasted awesome.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service and ambience , good for an after marathon get together.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Public House was an enjoyable scenery for after-work drinks with co-workers. Reasonable happy hour deals, good service, accessible location, and a little noisy but made for a vibrant environment. I would recommend to others!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Very impressed with the environment!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food and service were great. Very loud and would get table outside next time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went here for a sunday brunch and to watch the Bears game! It was great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Drinks were delicious, I had the Pink Basil. My Pesto flatbread was also AMAZING! The service was a little scarce, but it was pretty busy for a late Monday night. They had run out of mussels and brisket when we got there which was disappointing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our server Carolyn was awesome. Apps were good but the brisket sliders were pretty dry. Will def go back for apps and drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had a great time I took my boyfriend out for his birthday I will definitely return soon.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was good, great place to watch a game. Waitress was a complete dud. Inattentive, lack of any human emotion whatsoever. Will still go back, but would moonwalk away if she was our server again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. Unique and traditional food choices with incredible flavor. Cool space that isn't loud makes it easy to enjoy conversation.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

it's a bar, and you get what you expect with dinner at a bar. it's in a good part of town, the food is above-average for bar food, but it wasn't anything i would go out of my way to tell people about.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We sat outside on a beautiful Sunday for brunch. Wow the food was ah-maxing! We enjoyed the crab cake Benedict and the breakfast sandwich. This was the best breakfast of our trip!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Sat outside and was just too loud

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food and service were excellent! The gluten free menu was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A "lively" little spot. We got a table near the bar and got a solid view of the games playing on TV. Solid food, and seems like a great place to go with a group of friends, grab a bite, and get a drink.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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