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Columbus Tap

4.2
4.2
206 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Columbus Tap offers a quintessential Windy City tap house experience and a fresh Midwest-focused menu that flirts with seasonal and regional ingredients, created to pair perfectly with the restaurant's unique and extensive beer selection.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 565-6644

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    William Schultz

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining available for 5-150 people. Please inquire for our private offering menu options.

  • Private party contact

    John Gustafson: (844) 830-6060

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    between Wacker Drive and Randolph on Upper Columbus

  • Parking details

    Self Parking available across the street at the Aqua Tower

  • Public transit

    CTA Bus & Train, Randolph / Michigan, Wacker / Columbus.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. WU

    WalterU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moe are waiter was awesome. So knowledgeable of food & beverages.
  2. DP

    DeniseP

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite spot for lunch. I love the salmon salad. The service is also friendly and wonderful!
  3. D

    Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service at Columbus Tap is absolutely the worst!! We sat at the bar for over 20 minutes and finally got greeted then asked for menus and were handing a beer menu with a QR code to scan for the food menu. Then the bartender walked away and guess what???!!!! The QR code would not work on either of our phones and we waited at least another 20 minutes until we could get someone’s attention!!! Just deplorable!!! Do Not waste your time here nothing there was worth it!!!
  4. J

    Jolthammer

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My steak was overcooked. I think their burger is better then their steak. Pretty good beer selection.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Pésimo servicio y la mesera muy grosera, nunca lo recomendaría, aparte el lugar sucio
  6. SF

    SeafoodFan

    Chicago

    98 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Christmas Eve & I felt bad for the single waitress. Some food good, but fish & chips, fish, underdone & greasy.
  7. IF

    IrvineFamilh

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Would definitely come again
  8. I

    Italianguy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was fine. Nothing more nothing less. Coffee was fine. Not great. Service was fine not great. Ditto with food. Would I go back? If I had to meet someone at the hotel, sure. Special trip? No.
  9. JF

    JimF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing!!!!! Elisabeth G was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food on the menu. We will definitely be eating at the Columbus Tap on our next trip!!!!!
  10. J

    Jolthammer

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in the area, and this is one our favorite standbys when we want a close, dependable dinner.
  11. DG

    DonnaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Noon reservation; seated at 12:10. No server until 12:30 and placed our order. Ended up leaving at 1:10 because our lunch break was over but our food never came. If they don’t have the staff to handle a busy lunch rush then don’t fill all the tables. Close half the restaurant. Your employees cannot succeed in the current environment and you are ruining your reputation
  12. RS

    RachelS

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The branzino was absolutely amazing!! Also highly recommend the orange crème brûlée… was perfectly balanced
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Unfortunately, our server seemed to be very overwhelmed and was somewhat rude. I know everyone has bad days but they did not introduce themself, seemed frustrated that we didn’t know what we wanted to drink, appetizer, and eat within 1 minute of sitting down, and did not check on us after food arrived until we were done eating. We needed refills on drinks but were not able to get their attention for the entire duration of the meal. I’m assuming this was a one-off and just a bad day for them. Otherwise, the food was great and it’s a nice spot.
  14. CM

    CynthiaM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    . We were in Chicago for a half marathon and 5K. Stayed at the Fairmont booked dinner reservations at the taphouse. Lobster mac & cheese was amazing, brussels sprouts were delicious and pretty much everything was yummy.
  15. W

    Will

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Would have liked to see more choices on the menu. The food we did order was very good and I thought the price was very fair. Overall I'd like this place to succeed and want more people to try it out.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Moe the longtime server for CT is so valuable to the ambiance of this space!! Food is always consistently good.
  17. AR

    AliciaR

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The overall ambiance of this place is good - they have a good menu selection and of course lots of beers and cocktails to try which was our main reason for coming! The service was super slow - so it was hard to try all the wonderful beer selections we wanted. The food was just okay. Definitely a pricey experience. We paid about $650 for a table of six people. Not bad since there were many drinks had, but the entrees felt expensive for how they ended up tasting. We had dinner at 7:30 on a Friday. There was a live band we didn't know about that played about three songs and then (thankfully) stopped. It was so loud, we couldn't talk. We must've caught the tail end of their show - just keep that in mind. It was alright, but I'm not sure I would go back or recommend to someone when there are so many awesome Chicago spots.
  18. S

    Susan

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Salad was over-dressed but Mo the server was excellent
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was okay. We went for breakfast and it was very overpriced for very average food. My husband ordered the oatmeal and the waitress asked if he wanted berries with it. After he said sure, we see she charged him for the $10 berry bowl entree. Wasn’t the end of the world but spend your money elsewhere.
  20. b

    bluebird

    Chicago

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Went here for lunch and enjoyed the salads and the service so much, we decided to go back the next day again. Service was not as good as that previous day, but the salads were still very good.
  21. AL

    ALR1

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salads are fantastic. We had the chopped salad and added chicken and the grilled salmon salad. Both were excellent.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was alright, but took about 10 minutes for someone to seat us even though no one was there & the bartender did not even know the drinks on the menu.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good is delicious, and our server was phenomenal (as he always is).
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food. Our server was prompt and got us to our show in time!! Highly recommend!
  25. J

    Jugos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Nothing special !!!!! Waste money and time !!
  26. BL

    BusinessLunch

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food is solid (nothing spectacular or unique), which makes up for the incredibly subpar service. Clearly still trying to recover from covid issues with staffing and quality services. Very noticeable. Just like everything in downtown area, the prices are off the charts unreasonable. $17 for a cheeseburger? Lol.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a really good time and so did my date
  28. DP

    DinerPatron

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Mediocre food and high prices. Only go for the convenience if you're staying in the hotel. Otherwise I'd go elsewhere
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Veronica provided outstanding service. The ambiance is wonderful. The crispy Brussels sprouts were delicious, and the beer list is excellent.
  30. IF

    InternationalFoodie1

    Denver

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We stayed at a rearby hotel who had no option for sit-down breakfast. I found Columbus online. The place was not busy (thankfully), very comfortable, high quality food, pro waitstaff. We were recommended a place nearby that, at breakfast, have throngs waiting for a table. I call it a feed lot. One one a half blocks away is a superb breakfast option. Lavanzza Coffee. Columbus has its own entrance near the entrance to the hotel. Highly recommend.
  31. l

    luvseafood

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. I asked to wrap my partially eaten lunch. He took it back and said they threw it out by mistake and were remaking the meal. So they gave me a new lunch. Excellent waiter.
  32. PZ

    PamelaZ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    So conveniently located in the hotel we stayed at. Perfect for dining before taking in a show in the theatre district.
  33. LL

    LorraineL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant was busy on St Pats day but the staff was efficient and the food was great. Had a great time
  34. U

    Unique

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    They are unfortunately understaffed
  35. M

    Marcia

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    VG Old Fashion. Fish and chips delicious. Friendly people.
  36. HL

    HollyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and food prices were fine. Drinks were very pricey. Sad to see not many customers anywhere downtown.
  37. K

    Kcustomer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Walked in and was never acknowledged by any employee . After 30 minutes I decided to get food elsewhere.
  38. RP

    RichP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, except for their special french fries, which were so so. Everything else, wonderful. Very good salads, burger, turkey club and drinks.
  39. SH

    StevenH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Really poor service at outrageous prices! To be fair, we complained and the Manager did provide us with a significant discount, but $27.00 for one drink- really? (And that price was nowhere to be seen on the drink menu)
  40. J

    Jolthammer

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar. Food and Service were great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Columbus Tap offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 565-6644.

Columbus Tap is rated 4.2 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Columbus Tap

200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Wacker Drive and Randolph on Upper Columbus

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking available across the street at the Aqua Tower

  • Public transit

    CTA Bus & Train, Randolph / Michigan, Wacker / Columbus.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    William Schultz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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