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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

££ - £££
Near North Side
American, Bar, Pub
As featured in 3 Days in Chicago
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1 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-4806
+1 312-755-9339
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a chain-restaurant feel for sure. Definitely a sports bar, so if there's a big game and that's not what you're into - beware! They do have an area away from the bar where it seems a bit calmer if you're looking to talk during dinner! Nice place to swing by after work for a drink or two.... More 

Thank Laura O
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with a large group and were seated promptly. None of us had been before so our server (Avette? Sorry if I misspelled it) went through the menu and our beer choices (she was great all night, by the way). They had a good deal on their beer flights-6 choices of 6oz glasses for $4. In some craft breweries,... More 

Thank edward d
Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It' s the day after my birthday(1/6/17), we had lunch here for the first time and loved it. My huband had smoked chicken tostadas, I had a maker's mark bourbonzola burger with onion rings. The food was fresh and great. Danny, our waiter was very friendly, professional, informative, and had good customer service. He let us try some samples of... More 

Thank KLS13_10
Joliet, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for an appetizer and some good beer and were not disappointed. The beer was good as always and the food was very good. Our server was very helpful for the couple that had never been there.

Thank Daryl M
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for drinks on Christmas Eve. The beer was good and service was also good. It was a little cold inside, apparently they were having trouble with their furnace. The one down fall is you have to hike up two floors to get to the restroom.

Thank Mlghetto911
Novi, Michigan
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399 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They were out of a few beers that we wanted to try, but the other options were good. The food was good, too. The service was fine. It would be fun to be on their rooftop in the summer.

Thank Davidamy617
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to eat and have drinks. My friend got the bacon chicken mac and cheese. She was in love with it. Our waitress was very attentive.

Thank denisemdevlin
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Chicago and after the restaurant on the way back to our hotel we stumbled past this brewery pub which looked nice from the outside looking in. All the craft beers on tap are all Rock Bottom local craft beers and they had a very good selection. I managed to sample just two of the beers as we... More 

Thank Jermaine J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a quick appetizer and some drinks. The bartender was amazing and very friendly. Food is awesome, very large menu to choose from! Everyone could find something that pleases their palate!

Thank Angela S
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chicago is notoriously known as an expensive city. I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street and their restaurant, the Weber Grill, was horrendously overpriced. Disgruntled, I decided to give Rock Bottom a try (I mean, really, how much higher could the prices be, right!?). Rock bottom was the best meal I had during my weekend in Chicago.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-4806
  • Public Transportation: Rock Bottom is located right off of the Red Line at the Grand Ave. stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-755-9339

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?