Up North Ale House

4.5
141 Reviews
$30 and under
American
OPEN FOR INDOOR DINING!

Clean, socially distanced dining room, ventilated with recently installed the iWave Air Purifiers. High ceilings, moving air, and plenty of PPE and sanitizing to make you safe and comfortable!

Discover a local restaurant that offers the best of food, fun, and drinks. Up North Ale House is excited to welcome you and your guests to a casual dining experience you’ll come back for again and again.

Lead by a team with over 55 years of combined experience in the foodservice industry, we've developed a bar and restaurant for all occasions. Whether you're looking for apps, pizza & wings, or our delicious Prime 16oz ribeye steak, we have it. Visit us to play games, enjoy handcrafted cocktails, and grab a bite to eat with all your favorite people - and be sure to check our Facebook get the latest news!

Contact us today to find out more about Up North Ale House, or to discuss your reservation needs. We’re here to help and excited to serve you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 141 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu with a lot of choices. We enjoyed our meals and the drinks were great. Server was nice and polite. I am disappointed that the host marked us as a no show when I specifically told her my name and reservation time for 6:00pm when we showed up at 5:50pm for our reservation.

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ktmatrix
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Newer place, with prompt, friendly staff. Tables are modern and not bad for a regular stay. Draft list was nice but confusing, however staff was able to explain quickly. Food was great and promptly served. Plenty of TV screens inside but not full "sports bar" effect. Outside area looked nice but we didn't eat there. Overall, a good place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! We will definitely be back.

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LeslieB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for a sandwich and cocktail. We all had different sandwiches and dessert (chocolate bundt cake) I’d come back for dessert alone as it was sooooo good. Reasonable prices.

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KarenE
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food chocolate martini was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never heard of this ale house before and we were trying to watch the UFC fight. This place was able to takes with a reservation. The food was delicious! AMAZING WINGS! The drinks were very good as well.

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Jill
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual place. Good food and drinks.

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Melinda
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The $5 margarita special was very good. The steak tacos were nothing great. I won't order them again. The service was very good, and we did not feel rushed.

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DanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will go back! Outside Patio is Great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 7 women. We made a reservation and they did a great job getting us seated on time. The food and service was excellent. We will be back!

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LadyT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had out of town guest. I knew we would enjoy ourselves. We did!!!

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Lauren
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came for lunch on Father's Day, I had never been here before. The food was delicious, cocktails on point, service was great. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and his children celebrated Father’s Day here and everything was great! The service was impeccable and the food was tasty. If we are ever in the area again we will most certainly visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family restaurant! Nice up-to-date atmosphere! Kid friendly but not “kiddie”.

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joselynw
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! We got steaks and they were cooked perfect and the lobster ravioli was amazing!

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sushiexpert
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was very good except the music. Too loud and too many genres. Van Halen after Frank Sinatra?! Come on! Find a genre and stick with it.

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vipluvAZ
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outside patio could use some sun shades. Food was good. Appreciated that they handled my special request to only use red peppers and no green peppers in New York Streak Grilled Cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and meal

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CarolynN
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent server due to being so hot they set us up inside.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at UN. A lot of drink and beer choices. We will be back with others to enjoy!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was fantastic!

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RedbirdParent
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining area was great! Note to Manager.... If you lower the music just a bit, people wouldn't have to yell to be heard. ... The burgers are PHENOMENAL! Cooked just the way you ask for. We also ordered the Giant Bavarian Pretzel- what a great presentation!! If you are a fan of beer cheese sauce, order two sauces. One is not enough for one person, let alone for four people. The service was outstanding. Our server, Erin, was attentive, personable, and was always refilling our water glasses. We found this place by accident, but will now be frequent guests. WELL DONE!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating of our large group, great food

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vipDebbie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was just so so. Nothing to bring me back. Good selection of beers though.

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Wink
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipkccodinner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was good overall - I got the spicy crispy chicken and it seemed like parts of it were over fried. There was a lot of noise going on in the restaurant, there was a party of 16 behind us who decided that having personal conversations right next to me without masks was a great idea.

MH
MelH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great, service was a little inattentive.

SF
SueF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will have a great patio as soon as weather gets warmer!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Mother’s day

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great!

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rverrips
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian, our waiter was excellent - Very friendly (and funny) and his food recommendations were "spot on".

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was real slow.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went here last minute due to not a lot of availability this particular evening. The food and service was actually better than we expected, and it was an overall good experience.

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janski
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son & family treated me to dinner for Mother’s Day. We all enjoyed our food. The steak sandwich & burgers were delicious. Our server was great & attentive. My 2 yr old grandson loved the ravioli. I would definitely recommend this restaurant & will come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Leafing of the salad I wasn’t impressed by. Side of any sauce even for WINGS is .75. Kind of outrageous if you ask me.

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Sledgwick
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and at a good value.

AO
AlisonO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Hair was found in my food and nothing was done except grabbing it off my plate and bringing me a new one. (This should've been comped). The other person in the party got charged an upcharge and received the wrong sandwich. Service was slow and clueless.

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JenniferS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good, and it was nice to be able to eat outside. The servers were nice, but the service felt a little slow for what appeared to be a not very busy Mon night.

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SteveK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service and food and cocktails were great. Cant go wrong going and plenty of options on the menu

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Up North Ale House using the Order Online button. Up North Ale House also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Up North Ale House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 946-6494.

Up North Ale House is rated 4.5 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.