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About Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Chicago

Located on the corner of Grand and State in downtown Chicago right on the Red Line (Grand Stop). Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery has become a destination for award- winning handcrafted beers, quality American cuisine and friendly energetic service. Rock Bottom is the perfect place if you're looking to catch the big game on one of 23 flat screens, enjoy a cozy dinner with friends, get up-close and personal with one of the country’s best skylines. Did I forget to mention our beer is mighty quaffable?

1 W. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brewery, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
SUN 11am - 1am
MON 11am - 1am
TUES 11am - 1am
WED 11am - 1am
THUR 11am - 1am
FRI 11am - 2am
SAT 11am - 2am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 755-9339

Website:
http://www.rockbottom.com/chicago

Public Transit:
Rock Bottom is located right off of the Red Line at the Grand Ave. stop.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We’re Happy to Help with all of your private event needs please contact:

Director of Catering

Dieter Schindler

Phone (312) 755-1677

Fax (312) 755-1678

E-mail rbchicagoparties@sbcglobal.net

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Private Dining

This recently renovated private dining space is perfectly located between our main floor restaurant and third floor rooftop terrace. Five different rooms are available to accommodate you're corporate function, wedding event, business seminar, holiday or birthday party! Our rooftop is also available.

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
Great Beer (14)
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Happy Hour (7)
Live Sports (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good experience... Loved the Chicago Gold

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The restaurant was so loud that no one at our table could hear anyone speaking. We asked to be moved to the other side of the restaurant (which was more than half-empty) but the hostess said she could not move us. Our waitress must have been employed at Dick's Last Resort before working at Rock Bottom because she brought a hearty serving of snark and inattentiveness to our table. Three times I had to go looking for her. It was a less than nice meal.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food here wa unexpectedly good and truly friendly and top notch service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My dish, Chicken Fried Chicken, was extremely salty; nearly inedible. I️ should have sent it back but we were in a hurry. Our other dishes were average. The place was cold. There was no hot water in the men’s restroom. Very unlikely to return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our service was horrible !!! Our waitress was rarely seen....we usually had to flag down someone else to ask for basic service then our waitress would appear .... She may be the exception ....the other served seemed attentive abs energetic....ours sucked....so we spoke with the only toll we had asset trying to discuss it with the manager who seemed to busy, by leaving no tip...paid cash exactly to the penny....hope she gets the message

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food! Awesome beer! My wife and I would came back when we are in town.

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Met a friend here when I was in town for the day. Super easy to get her from the Redline L stop. Ironically it was happy hour so great value for a beer, appetizer and a meal. Would def come here again!

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I chose this place for a co-worker "drinks and get to know each other". We were seated quickly, the service was good, the food was good and the drinks were as well. No complaints here. I might add that I appreciate the ease of making a reservation for 10. That was the tie breaker between which place to choose and you guys won simply because it was easy to make a reservation. Will definitely be back in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Have eaten here many, many times. Menu is varied and can handle a wide range of family desires. Wait staff service can be so-so, as was the case for Sunday lunch this weekend. Other times, service has been fine.

One challenge is that you have to watch your bill. I've frequently received e-mailed two-for-one specials, %off options. For Sundays in football season, bloody marys, for example, are listed as $5 for anyone in the bar (no coupons needed). I was charged the usual price of $9.99 instead. In all cases, I've been able to iron out the bill easily, but it wouldn't have happened without my checking. So, food is good, but keep track of your bill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We visited both Thursday night and Saturday night and service was awesome both nights, but especially good on Saturday night (Katie was our service I believe!). We visit Rock Bottom Brewery every time we come to Chicago and will be back in January. It is quite loud but its great to watch sporting events, taste or drink beer, and the food is great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fun
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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great Burger!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Disappointed. Pre- marathon tradition usually excellent food. It was very subpar. Pretzels were hard as rocks. Chicken Mac was dry, not creamy at all. Chicken sandwich was rubbery. We will be creating a new tradition somewhere else from here on out. Will not go back & wouldn’t recommend it.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I love that this is a brewery/restaurant that's so kid friendly. It's a comfortable, predictable place to go. And the rewards program is a draw... they give out a lot of rewards which makes it worth coming here for midweek meals. I like their nachos too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The atmosphere was great! Service was a little slow but not bad. Had one mix up on our order, received vegetables instead of mashed potatoes but they promptly brought out some mashed potatoes when we told them. All the food tasted amazing!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

First time Danicola has waited on us here, the service was great. Beverages stayed full. Away checking on us, but not obnoxiously over doing it.

The menu has a lot of options. I always enjoy the food here.

Yes, it is a little noise, but this is a sports bar on a Saturday night. Having lots of TV on baseball and all the college football gsmes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Burger came to table very burnt and when sent back took an extremely long time to get a new one. No one apologized for this and instead it seemed it was an inconvenience.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food great service loved our waiter Dave.. our daughter had a great birthday lunch..

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a rooftop reservation when we arrived they said they don't take rooftop reservations. Went to the rooftop waited an hour for a table. Limited menu bad service. Then was told by open table I never showed for my reservation.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a great dinner here! We will definitely be back the next time we are in the Chicago area.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Live Sports
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Work rvebt

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had some people visiting from out of town and was really excited to bring them to Rock Bottom because I used to work for the Lombard location and have always loved their food. Our server Greg was the least personable person I've ever met and seemed to have no patience for our questions. He walked away twice while taking our order and kept looking over his shoulder like we were taking up too much of his time. I understand he was busy but we had questions on the menu and we were his table as well. He wasn't the one who dropped off our food and didn't check in on us until he dropped the check. We had needed refills, mayo and bbq sauce but never received it because he never checked in on us. I was mostly embarrassed to have brought people here because I had been raving about how great RB is, well at least the Lombard location is always a solid choice. When he did finally come for the check he just apologized saying he had other tables and they needed split checks and he was really busy. Again, I understand being busy but he hasn't really attended to us anyway so it would have been nice to not have to wait an additional ten minutes just to leave because we couldn't pay. The food is always great, thankfully, but will definitely not be returning to this location.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food took a little longer than average for a lunch party of 5.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great lunch. Great service. Only issue was the conditioner was not working.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great enchiladas and superb service from Katy!! I will definitely return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

When searching Google for "rooftop restaurants," Rock Bottom Brewery came up. We were on a girls trip and planned to visit this place. Come to find out, it was within a block of our hotel and the plan was even more perfect. Unfortunately, once we arrived on time for our Open Table reservation, we found out that the rooftop seating did not apply to our Open Table reservation as the rooftop is first come first serve. We noted in our "Special Requests" option on the Open Table app that we would like rooftop seating. There was an option to choose that allowed contact between me and the restaurant, but I did not receive anything stating that the rooftop accommodations could not be made. Thankfully we were able to get a table within minutes because a table was leaving. The service was good, but I feel they may have been a little under staffed. We waited a little longer than normal to be waited on, so by the time we were asked for our drink order, we had our whole meal order ready. It also took longer than normal to receive our checks and then to receive our cards/money back. Overall though, we realized the server was very busy and the setting and food made up for any waiting. We will be back and we will recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our server was James and he did an amazing job. The food was of very poor quality and we did not enjoy it.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I made a reservation for 7:30 for a bachelorette party of 8 people. We arrived early and the hostess said she would get us when it was 7:30. In the meantime, she said we could head over to either side to hang out by the bar. So, we went to the left bar and were told we could sit at a table while we waited. 7:30 came and went and we still hadn't been called. A server came by and we asked about it. He said the hostess assumed we were staying at the table we were at and gave away our reservation. We were then told the hostess was working on getting our table ASAP. After a while longer I went up and spoke to the manager. He said he was getting us a table. He asked if we wanted a low table or if we wanted to stay at the high table we were at. I said we want a low table. He finally gave us a HIGH table on the other side of the restaurant. We would have just stayed where we were had we known we were getting the same, if not a worse, table on the opposite side. We were finally seated close to 7:45/8. We ordered drinks. The waitress brought everyone's drink except mine. In maybe a 15 minute span she came by twice and told me my drink would be right out. In that time, the Bride in our group had ordered a second drink and received it before I ever got mine. We had to wait about the same amount of time for a pitcher of water. We also said we were ready to order at one point, instead she took another drink order and left so we had to wait even longer to order. After ordering we waited quite a long time for the food and realized that we needed to be at our next destination very soon (per reservations. If we didn't make it I was going to get charged $300). Our food came and my order of mac n cheese was cold and the chicken was not fully cooked. I did mention this to the server and she said she'd take it off the bill. We were able to eat quickly and she split our bills and we got out on time. Overall, I wasn't happy with our visit.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Our server was excellent and there was a ton of options on the menu to choose from! Great beer selection and good atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

All was Great, felt sorry for our waiter who was all alone with to many tables. She really did the best she could . Someone finally sent her help to take other tables and hostess came over to clear tables. Nice to see team work !

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Hello. My husband and I came to the resturant last Saturday for lunch. We had great food and drinks. But we sat at the table for 15-20min before anyone served us. It was NOT busy as at and there were a lot of wait staff. We also waited a while for or bill and second round of drinks. But I've been to this place many times and I've always enjoyed it, it just seems the wait staff could be a little more attentive to their tables. Thank you

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Set upstairs on the roof patio, with the weather nice it was a perfect setting

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Our waiter was terrible!! Food was partly cold and when asked to have it rewarmed or remade it was still cold.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

our food was cold, then we did not get appetizer plates we had to hunt for our waiter.
they did not come around to check on us. Food was decent taste but not what we expected.
too busy or the hour was not right.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

It was our first time at Rock Bottom and we had a great experience. Our server Greg was super nice and took out time from his day to have full conversations with us, not just bring us food. He even offered us free samples of their house made beer to try. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very comfortable and fun! Definitely will go back again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

If you make a reservation online for a table of 8, please don't wait till the guests arrive there to let them know they will be sitting separate in booths:|

On a good note, the bartenders upstairs on the rooftop we're nice and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Loved the rooftop and the food. Music a little loud for a lunchtime conversation.

Tags: Casual
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Interesting beer options. Mac & Cheese was good, but my entree wasn't that great. I had the chicken with the ale sauce. The chicken was too chewy and the sauce was just slathered on. I would only return for the beer.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fun, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great for predictably consistant no-frills bar fare with good beer in a super convenient location. Had a reservation for 4 at 5pm on a beautiful Saturday evening in June. We showed up on time and were seated immediately. I was surprised at how empty the restaurant was (had been here several times before when it was packed). Menu was typical bar fare. Our party ordered a burger, a pizza and enchiladas. It was all served promptly. The food was nothing remarkable (expected) although the onion rings were better than most. The beer was good. Our server was courteous and responsive. We were seated in a section which had a lot of TV's (would be great for a game). Overall, I wouldn't expect anyone to be blown away by the food here, but that is not the point of this place- it is straight up bar food at a fare price, and it's location (about 10 feet from the Grand Ave Red Line station) can be helpful if you are on a tight schedule.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Server offered great service but seemed a bit slammed with tables. He was the only one working in our section.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Restroom is inconvenient fir me, I have a really bad leg. Elevator is really slow.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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