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Public House

Public House

(Now Closed)
Bar and Restaurant$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • Jessica T.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make a reservation for a table with a tap. Minimum 6 people. Pay what you drink. Plus the food is really delish! And the DJ is the best in the city. I recommend the table with Jameson. 'Twas HUGE!
  • Susan K.heart icon on user image
    Susan KingMay 29, 2014
    They have great flatbreads! If you can't decide which beer to have, try the flights. I LOVED to Not Your Father's Root Beer! 10% ABV but tasted just like Root Beer --- could be dangerous ;-)
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchApril 29, 2015
    For Bitches with a sweet tooth head to the Public House. As you can tell, we love our doughnuts. Public House offers doughnut fried French toast…need we say more? Read more
  • Alexander D.heart icon on user image
    Alexander DunnDecember 16, 2018
    Make a reservation before you come this place fills up fast. Had one drink (Darn Old fashioned) which was amazing but never got to try the food over the three times i went.
  • Meghan P.heart icon on user image
    Meghan PreussSeptember 14, 2018
    Big menu (including happy hour!), lots of TVs and a nice patio. Good spot for a casual lunch/dinner as well as a fun place to go out late night.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 14, 2012
    Tap your own beer or spirit at the table or sip a cocktail meant to resemble a beer (such as the Port of Call, a Jameson-port-Rum-Patron concoction with a whipped cream head that’s a play on Guinness) Read more
  • ACME Hotel Company Chicago
    The Public House has over 100 beer choices. Enough said. Recommended seating: A table tap booth where you choose your own beers and serve yourself. Gratuitous ACME plug: Do Your Thing!!!
  • Samantha H.heart icon on user image
    Samantha HillFebruary 19, 2018
    Everything is great here especially the pulled pork sandwich. Also try the fried pickles. It’s a great starter with a pint of beer.
  • Jessica T.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect birthday spot! Request a sparkler for your special birthday person. Warning: be sure your camera is ready, because a sparkler will not stay lit forever.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 17, 2012
    Public House has taken all the trappings of a typical sports bar—TVs everywhere, cheese curds and beer—and yuppified them. A hefty beer list boasts American craft ales and specialty Belgians. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 12, 2011
    PH is taking their pour-it-yourself brew up a level by adding in-table liquor taps to the mix (plus an eight-tap, serve-yourself "walltender"), and keeps the booze flowing through the decor. Read more
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 24, 2012
    Tons of great drafts and a wide open space. Two bars at the front and back of the house. On a Friday and Saturday - lines can be out the door and onto the street.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CitySeptember 23, 2011
    Smoked chicken wings, with your choice of white or spicy barbecue sauce. Smoked veggie and goat cheese dip, with grilled flatbread. Smoked beet salad, smoked Kobe brisket…we could go on all day.
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KaminskiDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always packed on the weekends!! Go during the week to get a table. They have great food and beers on tap
  • Josh W.
    Josh WardellFebruary 15, 2013
    Smoked Kobe Beef is awesome. So is the beer selection. Small-batch ever-changing house beer is made by goose island and always a good choice.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2013
    Looking for a sports bar around downtown and the loop? Get here and checkout their killer mac 'n cheese and burgers and great drink selection.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Try the arugula and grapefruit salad, with peppery greens complementing the bittersweet grapefruit, shaved fennel giving depth and toasted pistachios adding crunch. Read more
  • Uber Chicago ..
    Uber Chicago .September 19, 2013
    Offering free Multiple Choice Mac & Cheese with purchase of $20 (Friday)/Free DoItYourself Nachos with purchase of $20 during Uber Chicago's CHILOVESuberX, 9/20-9/22.
  • Anuta S.
    Anuta SJune 12, 2014
    Amazing crisp cider! Bowls of mussels is a must try--fresh and decent sized. Service is fast and friendly.
  • Alec B.
    Alec BildeauxAugust 26, 2011
    Get the P-House burger and dry-rub fries (if you like spicy; if not, get regular fries). Don't put ketchup on the burger; just eat it with what comes on it and enjoy an amazing tasting burger.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJanuary 4, 2011
    In the private party room, the self-serve taps are built right into the walls, so guests can mingle while pouring their own libations. (Each person’s pour can be tracked by a miniature wristband!)
  • Adam A.
    Adam AndersonFebruary 27, 2013
    If you don't get the "Waffles and Bananas", you are wrong. It doesn't matter how full you'll find room. One of the best desserts ever.
  • Jessica T.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Custom order Mac n Cheese. Order it, Eat it & keep it coming. Obvs you need truffle oil. Other than that go nuts!
  • Jason
    JasonApril 4, 2014
    They have a great beer selection, try the local Revolution brews. I also enjoyed the food I ordered.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessJanuary 27, 2012
    Amp up the rich, cheddar-packed mac and cheese ($8) with everything from house-smoked bacon ($2) to wild mushrooms ($2) or caramelized onions ($1). Read more
  • Laura A.
    Laura AriasNovember 18, 2013
    Delicious Burgers. Came for lunch stayed till after dinner! The scene became much more lively after 4 on a Friday.
  • Axer D.
    Axer DaxerAugust 16, 2014
    #FishTacos @publichouse #Chicago. Homemade #Tobasco inspired hot sauce was a nice touch 7/10
  • Eric "Slo" W.
    Eric "Slo" WilliamsMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich and the variety of beer they have on tap or by the bottle. Green Line is my favorite.
  • Make My Day Monday
    Make My Day MondayJanuary 30, 2012
    Keep an eye out for #MMDM events at this venue, they are the best when holding & helping put together an event! Thank u! Next event Jan 30, 2012 benefitting The Norm Van Lier Scholarship Fund! 6-9pm
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 20, 2011
    Our concierge Catherine at Sax Chicago says that Public isn't just a place to get 30+ heavenly beers on tap; their chocolate chip cookies are truly divine.
  • James R.heart icon on user image
    James RobertsonMay 29, 2017
    Very cool place with possibility the best fish tacos I've ever eaten.
  • Sean M.heart icon on user image
    Sean Maccarone-ReedAugust 3, 2015
    Ask for the daily specials. Usually those are your best bet for great food.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CampbellAugust 4, 2013
    This place has an excellent craft beer selection. Don't be purchasing any Budweisers in chere.
  • Christian H.
    Christian HummelSeptember 11, 2015
    Great house cider called Public House! Not too sweet, easy to drink as a solo.
  • Clifford B.
    Clifford BrownApril 29, 2013
    Grabbed some local drafts and nachos before a show ... very nice and the service was great.
  • Jason K.heart icon on user image
    Jason KhooMarch 19, 2015
    Their food to share is great during happy hour. Real good for snacking.
  • Mark S.heart icon on user image
    Mark StefkoFebruary 20, 2015
    Excellent selection of craft beers. Very lively. Excellent food too!
  • Kelly A.heart icon on user image
    Kelly AdairDecember 27, 2013
    Loved this place - the choice of beers on tap should make everyone happy!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WheelerMarch 15, 2013
    The Tiger Shrimp Burger is a must! Pair it with a handmade cherry coke from the bar.
  • Shannon L.heart icon on user image
    Shannon LindellJune 2, 2017
    Try the Nachos! They are big enough to share and delicious.
  • amy m.heart icon on user image
    amy millerMay 28, 2014
    I had the dry rubbed fries and the chili. They were both very yummy.
  • Nathanheart icon on user image
    NathanJanuary 26, 2016
    If you don't know which craft draft to get ask. Staff will guide you.
  • Matty G.
    Matty GetlooseOctober 31, 2013
    Awesome place. Beers for years. Don't reach under the bar , that's my gum!
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff BuckleyDecember 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    fried chicken sandwich was awesome! so much more than I expected
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 11, 2011
    Go to this "Pour-it-yourself" pub if you're into stuff like in-table liquor taps to the mix (plus an eight-tap, serve-yourself "walltender". Yes, you're into that. Read more
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityApril 28, 2011
    The reason this bar rules: holographic keyboards appear on tables, letting you update your status on Facebook and Twitter, and message other tables.
  • Jamie R.heart icon on user image
    Jamie RytlewskiApril 15, 2016
    The wait staff was quick and the appetizers were awesome.
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottSeptember 10, 2012
    Great spot to hang and watch a Bears game. Personal Jameson and beer on tap.
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Any place that offers beer hoppy enough to be represented by two rabbits banging is good-to-go in my book.
  • Miguel P.
    Miguel PerezApril 13, 2013
    Cheese curds. Stop looking at your phone, flag down the waitress, and thank me later.
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