The Black Barrel Tavern

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
7 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
We are excited to be bringing our newest concept to a wonderful part of the city, the West Loop! Updated Americana and Brunch fare served in a sport-friendly meeting place with craft beers, signature cocktails, and a kitchen open until midnight.
What 7 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
DS
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They just opened a few weeks ago and this was our first time there. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. We ordered a dinner salad and a hamburger with fries. The hamburger and the dinner salad were both very good. Fries were fine, not outstanding, but we did eat almost all of them. Service was very good and our water glasses were never even allowed to be only half full. We also spoke with one of the managers who wanted to make sure we were enjoying our meal. As we told him, the service and food were great, but the noise level was more than we wanted on a night out, even in the West Loop. But perhaps the 20-somethings all liked it. We will probably go back, but more likely for lunch or a less crowded and (hopefully) quieter weekday evening.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here and loved it even more. Food is amazing, great variety and everything is great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been eagerly awaiting the opening of black barre

Z
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun new restaurant / bar! Food is really solid. Great add to west loop

MA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Loved the apps! But our waitress was a little rude. She seemed annoyed the entire time.

RA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Thry are in a tough spot replacing a long time neighborhood favorite, beer bistro so I give them an A for effort. Food was fine, like most bar food you come across. I had a cocktail that was decent as well. Im just not sure they hit the mark on the “upscale sports bar” they tried to create. Its nice but I wouldn’t consider it upscale. I would go back to watch games and drink. Tons of tv’s all over. I imagine on Sundays they’ll have all games on, which is nice for fantasy football and gamblers like me.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot in the West Loop. Food was very good especially the Meatball appetizer.