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Theory Sports Bar & Grill

) #487 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago ££ - £££ American, ,
9 W Hubbard St, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654-8484
+1 312-644-0004
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
9 W Hubbard St, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654-8484
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bachelorette weekend downtown Chicago and Theory was our first stop of the night. Great music, fun atmosphere, and friendly bartenders.

Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here to watch hockey & Cubbies games. The bar was quite nice. The food was good. The brisket nachos were my favorites & we also had the wings & chicken nachos. The owner was so nice & vested in his business. Recommend!!!

Thank DenaGayle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around Chicago on a Saturday night we ran across this small sports bar which supports the Hawkeyes! There was a huge crowd this night and moving around was difficult. There is a patio which was nice to be on until 12 when city statutes...More

Thank Jerri L
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice ambiance and excellent food and drinks, coupled with friendly and professional service and a huge bank of TVs so you can watch any game you like. Outstanding!

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We just happened to hear this was a good place for "pregaming" a Saturday night. It was a great place to get appetizers and cocktail on the way out for the night. We had the buffalo chicken salda ( pretty warm) and smoked chicken quesadilla....More

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were really hungry and this was one of the options nearby. I'm sure sports enthusiasts have several other criteria but for us this worked- the beer (Goose Island OMG and Goose Island Green Line) was tasty, as well as the cheeseburger my husband had...More

Thank Sanski66
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to watch the basketball game on Friday and didn't want to sit in our hotel room. We got here around 8:00 and we're put on a waiting list for a table. We were seated in about 15 minutes. Ordered some appetizers and watched the...More

Thank askjck
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in the city for the weekend and wanted to watch some of the NCAA games and have lunch! Utilize the reserve table via opentable.com We opted to walk in and had to wait for about 30 minutes for a table....More

Thank mpg0815
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I popped in to watch the Superbowl (when in Rome and all that), I have to say that although the place was heaving the staff did their best to find me somewhere to perch and were extremely friendly. I had a few beers and a...More

Thank Blueto
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and excellent bar staff, but get there early if you want to see the game..it's a popular spot.

Thank DougEK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Hubbard St, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654-8484
    (State & Hubbard)
  • Public Transportation: State & Grand Red Line Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-644-0004
  • E-mail
Theory has a life of its own that matches the pulse of the river north neighborhood. Whether it’s grabbing a bite to eat during lunch break or a gathering with your friends for weekend brunch we offer the perfect environment for all occasions. We pride ourselves on superior food, service and comfort, all while providing a great view from every seat in the house.

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