Website pictures and description were very different from the actual bar. Music so loud and expletive filled, could not talk during dinner. Too bad, I was looking forward to going here.
Great place to watch the All Star game. The food was delicious (we especially loved the pretzel appetizer), the energy was good, the staff was very attentive and friendly, and we had a blast playing the trivia game.
Great spot! Manager makes everyone feel like a regular. Gets noisy....it’s a sports bar, so don’t complain.
Love doing Tuesday night trivia at Theory. The owner and his staff do an excellent job making sure it is a fun and welcoming experience for everyone. Nice outdoor patio for when weather behaves. Good food, good selection of alcohol choices, and good prices for River North. Also close to the Red Line stop!
Always a great time at Theory! The staff are wonderful and make it the best neighbourhood sports bar with awesome appetizers and ambiance.
Great food and drink selection. Fun place to watch Game #1 of Stanley cup with the B's. Music was a little loud, but celebration shots for every B's goal made up for it. Highly recommend the food there, a little more upscale than a "regular" pub, but prices were great.
In a city where service doesn’t seem to be a priority, Theory delivers and then some.
The food and music was good. However, I was with a group of 6 other people, and I repeatedly asked the servers to put all of our orders on separate checks. They completely ignored my requests and when they brought the check, everyone's order was placed on my check anyway. They totally disregarded my request and did what they wanted to do. I will NEVER go back there again.
Was great! Only complaint was that the music was a TOUCH too loud for before 9pm.
Joel the owner is very hospitable & they do a great job promoting the big sporting events. I spent Saturday there for the Masters. Great time! Thank you.
Amazing food amazing people, love the Mac n cheese flat bread!
excellent service...great place to meet up with friends
Greeting was nice. Had reservation for lunch and asked for quiet table and they accommodated. The mac & cheese bites appetizer was the best I’ve ever had. The mac & cheese was actually liquidy cheesy noodles on the inside and fried up pretty great. Buddy had the Southwest chicken salad, I had a buffalo chicken wrap and our other buddy had a grilled cheese I think. His seasoned fries were awesome. My tater tots were bland but fried up crispy. Old Fashioneds were on point. What appeared to be either the manager or owner stopped by the table a few times to make sure everything was cool and thanked us for coming in. Being a somewhat hard place to get into he really didn’t have to do that so it was appreciated. Our waitress was also great about checking in and offered up some suggestions when we ordered. Heard the place is pretty cool at night, so I’ll have to check it out again. I’ll definitely come back for the food.
Great place to get together with friends! There are lots of tvs around and they can practically show any game going on. The tv sound wasn’t on so it was also a good time to just catch up with friends. The bartender and wait staff were great. We never had to call someone over and it seems they always knew when we needed help. The food was awesome. This should be everyone’s go-to bar!
We loved Theory! Best pickle chips I’ve ever had. Everyone was really nice and food was delicious!
It was fantastic!!!! Recommend this place to everyone
Great time. Brought 4 kids under 10. Didn’t have a kids menu because t food was excellent along with service. Would visit again.
Very nice sports bar, very good food, great service. Took good care of us.
Six U of Iowa alumni and their daughters enjoyed a Roommate Reunion at Theory tonight. As always, Joel was an outstanding host, greeting his fellow Hawkeyes in Black and Gold Style!! We had delicious pitchers of sangria, tasty shrimp appetizers, and avocado toast. I had the hole in one burger, and others enjoyed the fish tacos, one of the salads and two had the avocado toast entree. We had a great time, excellent service by Brian and our amazing waitress. Don’t worry- you don’t HAVE to be an Iowa alumni to have a good time and great service at Theory!!💛🖤💛🖤Go Hawks!! Thank You Joel!!!!
Amazing service, the staff is always so friendly and the food is delicious!
Really enjoyed Theory. Great for friends getting together. It is a sports bar so lots of tvs and conversation along with a nice mix of music. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the cheeseburger, blackened chicken sandwich, and grilled cheese & tomato soup. Drinks were good & our waitress was fun and friendly. Parking was not easy on a Friday evening but we will return.
THEY HAVE GOOD FOOD AND THE SPECIALS ARE GREAT. THE OWNER IS SO NICE. GOOD PLACE TO EAT AT
Went there for brunch. Food was fantastic! It was quiet but we were told it depends on what sports are on TV. It’s either very busy or could be quiet. With that variability I’d recommend a reservation either way to secure a table. They did a great job meeting my request in my reservation notes. Very friendly staff.
Great place to watch a game!
There are a lot of tvs for every sports fan. Great food and there is a bottomless mimosa options for brunch. Great service and the manager was very friendly.
Love this place for Tuesday night trivia! Awesome staff.
It was great!
The experience was awesome. Great staff and great food. Will definitely be coming back.
Dinner for four couples; only one of us had been there previously. Very friendly, helpful reservation staff. Our group changed 2-3x so reservation shifted between 8-12 people and they were patient with us.
Our server was wonderful - she was very personable and service was great. Food was very good - certainly not just pub grub. Certainly a great place to catch a game - TVs everywhere. Great experience - we'd definitely be back.
Food and service was great! Definitely my favorite place to catch a Patriots game
We flew in from Boston and wanted a bar to watch the patriot game. This place was awesome. Full of patriots fans lots of big screen TVs The owner came over and introduced himself and was very friendly. The cheese burgers were amazing!! I will go there again
Joel was an AMAZING host again!! What a phenomenal place to be while in Chicago. Certainly a "must go" while in town. Thanks Joel and Theory staff, ya'll rock!!
Great place. Joel is awesome.
Great view and food to watch a game but, music very overpowering.
The place is hopping and the food is great. The owner comes by a lot to thank you for coming in.
Went with some friends before the Champions Classic at the United Center. Decent bar food and drink list. Great service and set up inside. Would recommend.
Awesome place for trivia on tuesdays and to watch the patriots! Staff and owner are super friendly and will take good care of you!
Great bar to watch Iowa Hawkeyes, excellent food and fun atmosphere! We make sure it is part of our annual girls weekend!
Great place to watch a ballgame. The owner, Joel, is a great guy who really appreciates your business and treats everyone with respect. The staff is incredibly nice and welcoming.
Great food, great service, tasty Bloody Marys