Stout Barrel House and Galley

4.2
130 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Stout Barrel House & Galley, a refined chef driven “nitro pub” that will allow guests to experience true American comfort food. Located at 642 N. Clark Street in the River North neighborhood of Chicago.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Mon, Thu 4:00 pm–1:00 am
Fri, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm–4:00 am
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Phone number
(312) 475-1390
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Stout Barrel House & Galley has been completely transformed into a warm, inviting and comfortable restaurant where locals and visitors alike will be able to indulge in a unique experience, an extensive beer & cocktail program, and a second floor perfect for private events.
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Private party contact
Stout: (866) 295-0582
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Cross street
Erie
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Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 130 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great, casual bar food, awesome beer list, and enough TVs to watch any game you want. Highly recommend the maple sriracha chicken strips, grilled cheese sandwich, and skillet cookie!

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j
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Way way too loud. March Madness game volume so loud you couldn’t even yell loud enough to be heard by the people at our table or the wait staff. We ate and left. Might have stayed if the volume would have been tolerable.

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RB
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went around 5:30 on a Sat. night. Place was moderately full and got busier until fairly full around 6:00. However, most of crowd must have been stopping by for drinks only since by 6:45 the place was almost cleared out. It was very warm in the bar, but I suppose they know their clientele since most of the women were only half-dressed in spite of cold weather outside. Food was only moderate, beer choices adequate, service okay. VERY loud music made talking difficult unless you were willing to SHOUT, but since many patrons seemed more than willing to do so, the noise was extreme when the place was full.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a large group and during the badger game, we had a great server that was always available and got everyone’s orders right!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Badger vs Miami Orange Bowl. Google and Yelp search both reccomended this as a Badger Bar and it was GREAT

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a
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service sucked, girl had a major attitude and rolled her eyes at us for asking for a glass of ice. food was okay but there are better places to go to eat.

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f
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The brunch is really good here- make your own Bloody Mary is a great deal and really fun!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a co-workers going away party. They comfortably sat 15 of us, and our waitress Britney was amazing. She made sure we were well fed and kept the drinks flowing.

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J
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. The waitress was over talking to someone who I think was the manager while her tables are going dry on drinks. I was really looking forward to trying the short ribs. We decided to leave after our beers were dry for 20 minutes.

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DD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointing menu on open table was not accurate.

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service!

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CG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Was here last year and everything was on point, but on this visit, it wasn't up to par. Our server looked like she wanted to go home, and with NO ONE in the restaurant, she couldn't split the check for a few of us. Great beer selection and the food wasn't bad. Stay away from the soft pretzel as an appetizer, it was awful. Considering the number of choices for pubs in Chicago, it will be awhile before I'm back.

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Y
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a date with my bf! Food was good and great beer selection :)

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SA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my birthday lunch with friends. Love the comfort food and the Moscow Mules!

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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had show tickets at the nearby Chicago Theater, and chose Stout for it's reputation as a craft beer bar. While we had table reservations, we ended up sitting at the bar because there was ample seating available. We happened to get there during Happy Hour, which definitely proved to be valuable. Not only were the majority of their beers only $3.00, they had sliders and shrimp tacos for $2.00. All of the above were amazing! I saved the best for last, as their Moscow Mules (normally $12.00) were a paltry four bucks! While I"m not a Moscow Mule expert, I have had a few, and these were by far the best I have ever had. For a quick bite, especially during happy hour, this is definitely work a look.

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RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was my second visit to Stout. Love the Bloody Mary bar and comfortable ambience. We were seated by the open windows on a perfect breezy spring Sunday. ☀️
Every food item we've ordered has been great! Friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

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GC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Stout for drinks only a few times and always enjoyed it however I just tried their food for the first time and I was really blown away! I expected to get standard bar food but my sandwich was amazing and my friend's Salmon was delicious! This place does get very loud on Friday and Saturday nights when they're busy, but being able to reserve a booth so easily on here makes it great for groups of 6-7!

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N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the brunch menu, the college bar atmosphere, the bar is always full, the bive is felt trough the whole place .

Service is on spot for a college bar, very polite staff.

The only turn down ...

The plastic mugs used to serve the Bloody Mary...

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

The noise level was unbearable. Given, it was during the NCAA basketball tourney, but they were pumping in additional crowd noise. My ears hurt within two minutes of being there. The people were very nice, and we didn't stay to sample the food or drinks. Couldn't take the noise, had to leave

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d
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place was not crowded and we were seated promptly. In a major departure from most restaurants these days it was actually very comfortable temperature wise. Not too hot and not cold despite the dreary rain outside.
We started with the rum, blackberry, lemon, basil and soda cocktail which was outstanding. The Fried chicken was good and the smoked mac n cheese was interesting.

Overall a very nice experience!

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SM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Myself and two other friends made reservations for 8 people so we could come and watch a football game. I then emailed Stout to let them know and see if it was possible for them to allow the group to sit together a week and half in advance. The person I emailed was rude and then when I got to Stout the hostess was also rude. Do not want to go back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The hostess was very short and kind of rude. When we checked in she was less than accommodating in a basically empty restaurant. We brought in over 25 people and had the decency to make a reservation. A little more kindness would have been appreciated.

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RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The hostess was completely unprofessional. We entered the bar early on a Sunday evening and originally asked if they had any booths available for bottle service. She said no, which isn't a big deal, as it was crowded. However, there were several regular tables that were empty, so we asked to sit in one of those. She responded that they were all booked/full. Now, these tables were clearly open and didn't have any signs saying "Reserved," so we thought we'd check OpenTable to see if they really were ALL booked. I open it up, and there are literally open time slots (for a group of 8 at that) every 15 minutes. So we booked one, and circled back with the hostess to tell her we had a reservation. She could barely hide her disgust. When we told her, she responds, "YOU have a reservation?" and gave my boyfriend the dirtiest look. However, we had reservation, so we went to go prepare our table after her initial rudeness.

Once we sat down, the actual experience was fine. I won't speculate why the hostess blatantly lied, but whatever her reason, it's unacceptable and ruined my overall impression of the bar. The hostess is the first impression of an establishment. They should be welcoming and helpful. This woman was the exact opposite of that. It was not only disappointing but borderline offensive. Luckily we had OpenTable :).

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MA
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great bar w/ lots of space to sit & stand and large tables make it perfect for a large group. I hate cramming 5+ around an already crowded bar. Heated up a little later than I expected given the location--more 9-ish. Good appetizer menu--a little fried focused, but excellent. Flatbread was just okay. Good tag-team service kept food and drinks rolling.

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w
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Bloody mary bar is out of this word. A meal in itself!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to watch the Wisconsin football game (Big 10 Championship). Great crowd, great selection of beers, excellent service, super ambiance, lots of good quality TV's. Overall a fantastic evening.

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JC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 friends wanting a reservation at the last minute and we were so pleased. Great food! Salmon was excellent. Flatbread awesome!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant was great but waitress served birthday cookie b4 dinner. it was a bit of a mix up and embarrassing. Then instead of offering it again for free I had to pay for it again.

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a
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Watched the Cubs win the WS here. It's getting an outstanding.

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BO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Probably the worst service that I have ever experienced in a bar in all of my life. I would cringe if I ever had to go here and received this server. The food was decent, the space is large and was pretty empty,

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T
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! We tried several different beers (they will give u a taste if you are uncertain) including a flight that provided as wide range of styles to sample. Food was amazing--each dish better than the last. Buttermilk fried chicken sandwich was dreamy, sliders delicious and the wing s with maple Sriracha were a revelation. Also our server was fantastic! Highly recommend

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Y
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chicken soup! Stout burger was awesome!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place.

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Northern MI
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beer. A little too loud for our group that wanted to visit.

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c
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Stout is a solid choice if you're looking for a great beer list, great service and some tasty snacks to take in whilst watching the game. It's very loud and energetic.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The blue cheese crusted chicken strips with maple Siracha sauce are a must!

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L
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The bloody mary bar had everything you could ever want. The food was very good and an interesting menu. It was very loud in there but it was football Sunday. We'd definitely go back.

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Management should learn how to listen to customers, empathize, and provide quality customer service. No different than their other location parlor pizza

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MD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2015
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Sent everything back and went to Portillos next door.

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MK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The place was insanely loud, and that was was at about 80% full, on a Saturday night. Food was okay. Servers were great. Good place for a drink, but you won't be able to talk to your date. (It's loud, and I'm a drummer. I know loud.)

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