Up North Ale House

4.5
99 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 99 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my boyfriend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The waitress was extremely helpful and nice, she checked up on my party often. The food was tasteless(lacked flavor) and the drinks were not tasteful either. I ordered a burger and I feel like they micromanaged the amount of fries to serve with the meal too much, I may have had 15 fries with the meal and that’s kinda skimpy in retrospect. Great people and ambiance but lacking in good quality food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Seated a hour late and the bartender was rude

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Meli
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super fun night out! I was bummed their fire didnt work outside but its a nice patio and good menu!

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ArtistRed
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a great time and as someone not venturing into indoor dining as much, this provided an excellent outdoor patio space as an option. It also provides plenty of spacious indoor seating for those willing. Our server was excellent as well!

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cpete
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly excellent waiter. Made it a fun outing and the food was super tasty!!

MM
MaryM
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Very attentive! Food was freshly prepared.

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vipTimP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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samlovesfood
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a good place to hang out with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a burger and a beer. The service has been amazing both times we’ve gone. We will 100% be back again. The spicy chicken wrap has a kick, beware you’ll be warm after you finish it but very tasty. Jalapeño burger was amazing and we also liked the Southwest Burger. Great job, looking forward to returning!

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time....we will be back. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Although I’d like to see a different specialty cocktail menu put together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive and helped us decide between a few dishes. Just get the burger, they were really good. Cooked to order and the right flavor combinations. We had the Jalapeño Burger and it wasn’t too hot, very tasty. Will be back again soon.

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Demite
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just went because it was the only place where there wasn't an 1hr wait. Ordered a Black and Bleu burger. IT WAS GREAT. Loved the food, loved the place, I'm glad there wasn't a wait and after eating their food i don't know why. Definitely will be back!!!

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vipJEPDiner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I wished I stayed with the traditional pub fare. Ribeye steak dinner was nothing special.Service exceptional by entire staff. Appreciate the social distancing. Other guests entries of pub food was fine. Will return and try pizza and burgers.

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vipTinaV
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Huge beer selection. Perfect place to watch a game or just enjoy a meal out.

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Crutch
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall, the Ale house turned out pretty well. It wasn’t too crowded and the service was great.

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Ginger
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, our server Kaitlyn was great and food and drinks were delish!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A fav spot for date night or family dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was great and so was the vibe 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was great - that pretzel!!! So amazing. Staff was super friendly, place was really clean. We will definitely be going back!

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vip3saK73
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date night with my husband.

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tableforsix
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be out again

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Farahope
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time diner at restaurant, read reviews that gave the service poor ratings. Due to limited choices for decent indoor dining, decided to give it a try anyway. Our server was so kind and attentive throughout our entire meal. The grilled wings were delicious! Our entrees were okay, but the service definitely made up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent dessert, great service. Will likely come back.

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vipStantheman
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Place was rocking when we arrived. Had a 5 minute wait for our table. Food and service were great and we were pleased to see the spacing and continuous cleaning activities in place. This is one of our favorite places.

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DrFeelgood
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, it was easy to book a reservation 5 minutes ahead. However, when it takes at least 10 minutes for your server to arrive with water, that's an issue. I literally had one leg and bun off the chair ready to walkout. However, when I looked around there was a general paucity of servers. Luckily as I was putting my jacket on, the waitress came, and she made up for it with her attention to detail and exemplary service. Eshrat had the Caribbean whiskey burger 🍔 and I had the seafood ravioli and they were both superb! Thank you for the good food and times and I highly recommend this place! 🔥 💪

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DonnaY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there only one other time and it was late and it was just ok. This time everything seemed stepped up. We will go back there again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be going back often. They did a great job in offering safe indoor dining during the pandemic.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Glad they are open. I especially enjoyed the cheese platter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we tried this restaurant! We really enjoyed their food, drinks, service and safe indoor dining

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food was not good

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PattyE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Nice bar area. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Wings are our go to here and they never disappoint. Specials are always delicious also.

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TracyW
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from service to beverages to food. Socially distanced and very safe!

CM
CindyMcD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Music was a little on the loud side.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

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vipMarkT
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was well below average. Would not return.

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LeaP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Not good. The food was awful, my wings still had hair/feathers on it. They did refund our meal since they saw we didn’t eat it though. Service good- product bad

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CindyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is nice. Waitress was very attentive. Nice selection of beer.

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Jarv
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in town!

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 99 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.