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About The Ogden Chicago

A Chef driven sports bar two blocks from the United Center. Our food is always fresh and never frozen, and we use only the best quality ingredients. From our bacon cheddar minis featured on Chicago's Best, to our famous Cowboy Burger, we're sure you'll find something you like. Our menu features gluten free options and our Chef is always willing to work with any food allergies you may have. The Ogden is the perfect spot to meet before or after any United Center event. We feature 75'' HDTV's and carry all of the major sports packages.

1659 W Ogden
Chicago, IL 60612
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: noon-2am
Saturday: 10am-3am
Sunday: 10am-2am

Cross Street:
Adams

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 226-1888

Website:
http://www.theogdenchicago.com/

Entertainment:
Two blocks from The United Center The Ogden Chicago is your #1 destination before, during and after Blackhawks and Bulls games.

Catering:
We offer a variety of different catering options, please give us a call to set up an appointment to discuss your needs.

Parking Details:
We offer valet for all home Blackhawks and Bulls games as well as United Center CONCERTS. We also offer valet for special events at the restaurant. The Ogden is a short two block walk to the United Center (0.4 miles). Free street parking is readily available on non event nights and can be found on Ogden, Adams and Monroe

Public Transit:
Ashland #9 bus to Madison or Adams, Green/Pink line to Ashland/Lake, Blue line to Illinois Medical District.

Executive Chef:
Evan Sumrell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For all United Center events we recommend making your reservation no later than 2 hours prior to the game/concert. Allow time to be seated, order and get to the game. (don't forget about a little traffic too)

Private Dining

We can host parties from 25-200 people, in semi-private VIP areas, a simple gathering for friends, or an elegant dinner reception.Whatever type of party you’re looking to plan, The Ogden can make it happen.

The Ogden Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.6

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Waitresses were very pushy at the time we were seated at my table every 5 min then it got busy and I couldn't find her for the check. Once I did I had to chase her down to sign and retrieve my credit card.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

they ran out of the beer my wife and friend were drinking and came up with another alternative that was just as good ...went there to watch a ND game .. ZACH ws great .. and our waitress was on point .. def return there for a night out ..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Popped in before a concert at the united center. What a great decision! We ordered the animal fries (which were super salty but overall pretty good) and a couple burgers. The place was pleasantly full and very energetic. Perfect way to start out our night!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Joe and his crew run a good spot....I always leave happy!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service and drinks were super. Our food for was over cooked. We come here often and was the first time our food was not appealing.

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server was nice, but she was so slow it took 1.5 hours to finally get our food. We ordered a beer...10 minutes. It took her 20 minutes to come back and see if we wanted to order anything. Another 20 minutes and we ordered food. 1/2 hour later, we told her it had not arrived, and she giggled and said, "I'll go yell at them." Quite frankly, I think she forgot to place the order.

I ordered a cheeseburger with truffle fries. My entire plate was soaked with truffle oil. It was inedible. Since we had ordered some chips a guacamole prior, I just chose not to eat it. She took if off our bill.

We had been here previously for the Sunday brunch and I would not recommend it either. Food choice was small and you had to keep waiting for them to refill.

It's a great place before a Hawks or Bulls game, and the ambiance is really cool, but based on two experiences, we will not be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were there pre hockey game very impressed that we got a reservation for 11. All good. Accommodated us very well. Didn't know what to expect from the open table, you did well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good food and service-I like to go to the Ogden before Hawks and Bulls games.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fun, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Now my go-to for pre-UC events or to watch major sporting events. Food has nicely been consistent. The draft beer offering is usually on point. Keep up the great work!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and atmosphere as always before and after the Hawks game. My phone died and one of the servers hooked it up and got me plugged in for a half hour.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

There were kids at the bar off to side. They were running around and screaming for an hour. The waitress kep t forgetting are drink orders. Very unprofessional.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I give this review with the following information: We were there on a Sunday following Cirque du Soleil at the United Center and there was not a whole lot of people there (it was about 4:30). The beer selection was fair, the buffalo chicken wrap I had was outstanding, but the service needs a little tweaking. It wasn't awful, but with no one else in the place, I expected to see the server a little more often than I did.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Bruno mars pre-concert with my kids

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Noise level was unbearable. We waited over an hour for our food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good place to go if you are going to an event at the United Center. It is walking distance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Went here prior to the Bruno Mars concert and was promptly seated. We were given great beer recommendations and the food was served quickly and tasted great. Great spot to go before an event at the United Center.

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

First time at the restaurant. Food was very good but it was extremely loud. Very hard to carry on a conversation.
Love the fact you can leave your car with the valet and walk two blocks the United Center. The valet was only $15.00.
Would go back again and the cheese burger was to die for.
Do need to carry Rieslings Wing though.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 13, 2017

It's never a good sign when a bar is mostly empty on a Saturday night in Chicago.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Fun, lively atmosphere w great drink and beer selection! Came here before AND after a show at United Center. It was close, convenient, and open late! Enjoyed the open, couch type seating around perimeter...cozy and relaxing! Food was typical "bar food" but decent! Would recommend and definitely come again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

we got there and the noise was so loud had to have the seater repeat a very complicated "we have a limited menu // and we don't have 1/2 of what is on the limited menu and that anything we ordered, (AKA appetizers) would take at least 1/2 an hour to serve" speal

We had to hunt down a server to take our "limited order" and luckily waited only 15 minutes for nachos and wings

food was ok nothing spectacular and the noise form the TV and blasting music was so loud we couldn't have a conversation

definately not up to par --- too bad -- its super close to the united center and could be a great place before the games!

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Went before a concert held at the UC, as it is a very close walk. Lots of tables packed close. Extremely loud; difficult to have a conversation unless your lungs are powerful. Having some sound absorption in the walls/ceileings would help this place. Tons of TVs. Facilities were good. Food was good (the burgers were large, filling, and tasty). Also some drink specials were available. Overall, a good place to go before games/concerts if you can handle the noise.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Some parts were great, others not so much. We had reservations and our table was available right away. The server was nice, but had way too many tables to give the right amount of attention to them. Right away out of pinot grigio of any kind. Pretty popular wine type to be out of. Plates we were done with never got removed, missing multiple condiments after food was 'run' to us. Food runner did not bring condiments. Couldn't see server, walked back to kitchen and asked for condiments. They said they'd bring them, never did. Told server, she punched it in for food runner, never brought. Had to wait over 10 minutes for condiments, now food is cold. Walked to get extra ice that was requested and never brought. 4 hostesses standing there doing nothing, you'd think they could assist floor with plate, empty glass removal. Such a beautiful restaurant and atmosphere to not have enough staff to give top notch service. Don't really blame the server, there just needs to be more supportive staff, or server needs less tables at a time. She was always kind when we could get her attention. I guess I would recommend if you are just stopping for drinks and a snack, but not necessarily for an important meal.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent place to dine before a game or concert at the UC. Very reasonable to valet there and it's just a short walk to the venue. The food was outstanding. Definitely opt for the nachos with pork. You will not be sorry.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good food and cold beverages! We had a lot of fun visiting and eating there the other night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I had never been here before, so I feel a bit bad leaving a negative review, which I very rarely do. But I was so disappointed.
My husbsnd and I made a reservation before the Queen concert at the United Center. We got bad traffic, called, and said we would be 10 mins late. The lady on the phone was SO nice and said it was no problem at all. She was so friendly. I also loved the valet service--drop car off and head to concert--that was great!
We headed in and ordered two drinks and two appetizers. It was busy, but people were leaving to head to the concert, which started in one hour. We ordered at 7PM. At 7:42, we still did not have our appetizers?? We told the waitress we needed them soon. She said they'd be right up--still nothing. FinAlly, at 7:50, one of our appetizers was brought out by a server. Our waitress came and said the second one would be up soon--after almost an hour (and these are chicken strips) we tell her to bring us the check so we can eat quickly and lay. She brings the check, we pay--still no food. After paying, we tell her we can't wait anymore and we will hVe to leave. She tells us she is sorry, but makes no offer to refund us for food we did not even receive after almost one fully hour. That should have been a no brainer in my opinion.
As I said, this is my only time there and I liked the ambience, but can't leave a great review when I paid, didn't get me order, and was not offered any make up for that. It was disappointing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The Ogden is a perfect place for a pre-United Center event meal. Perfect location, great pub food options, signature cocktails, solid beer list. And you can valet park for the evening and walk over to the United Center. Service was wonderful - hostess, waitress, and parking attendant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

it's a little pricey, but the food is excellent and the portion size is huge so you can split both appetizers and meals. Great for pre and post United Center events. easy valet parking, too. Overall GREAT operation here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Was there with a few friends to watch a UFC PPV. Theres no cover charge which is a plus and there was plenty of seating. The place is very nice with a good size bar and seats next to a fire place. Will definitely be going back

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

My pre-concert " go to" location for drinks/dinner. Consistently good good and service.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Neil Diamond Concert

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Ran out of 2 types of beers I wanted to try.. Bummer...

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Sports
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

One of the best places in the city to watch a Blackhawks game, good bar food and very exciting place.
Television screens everywhere you look and they put the sound on.
Sean is a great front end manager also

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We love the Ogden!!! Great food, service, and friendly/helpful staff! Great for pre and post Blackhawks games!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Hawks game

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We made reservations here before a Blackhawks game. We opted to try the brunch buffet that included beverages! However, we couldn't try all the buffet had to offer because the trays were constantly empty. Even though I would wait for them to be replenished, there was a lag time, and I don't feel you should have to wait at the buffet to have it be refilled. My friends did not get to try everything the buffet had to offer. While conveniently located to the United Center, we will try a different place for a tasty brunch next time and skip out on the Ogden.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great service & great food before a game at the United Center

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Burgers were good. Although, menu is rather sparse...not many choices. We ordered the Mac and Cheese balls...which were recommended by the wait staff...they were dry/just okay/little flavor. Speaking of wait staff, our waitress went on long trips or something before she would return to our table. Twice, we had to ask other waitresses to find her. Additionally, she looked to be just going through the motions. She had little interest in providing a smile, efficiency, other. On the whole, if it were not for the other staff who helped with delivery, service would have been 1 star. It is a very nice sports bar. But, I wouldn't go for a quiet date there...very loud. We were there for a pre-Bulls game dinner. Crowd varies from an age perspective. I wouldn't have thought it super-expensive. But, on the back-end, valet parking was $15 + Tip additional. (He parked across the street - we could see the car.) That's when the overall price of the experience migrated from $$$ to $$$+. I mean, it was only burgers and beers after all.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Dinner with my nephew before the Hawks game. Excellent service. Great nachos & burgers. Never felt rushed. Place gets crowded closer to puck drop so get there early.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The Ogden Restaurant is a GREAT spot to have drinks and dinner before the Chicago BULLS and BLACKHAWK games. It also has an excellent craft beer menu.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Took a buddy for dinner here (his first time) before the Hawks game, and if it wasn't busy enough just because it was prior to one of their home games, the NCAA tournament was also going on, so they had games on the monitors. Enjoyed the food and beer, and despite the high volume of people and activity, our server Laura was always checking on us to make sure we had everything we wanted.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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