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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

££ - £££
Near North Side
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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For someone who naively thought American beer was all about Bud and Miller and Coors this place was a revelation! Usual friendly service you expect in the States and a lively atmosphere in the restaurant and bar. Great sharing snacks to eat, and a full menu if you fancy something more substantial in the restaurant. If beer is your thing... More 

Thank Justin S
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for lunch after the noon rush mid-week. It was understandably not crowded, so the service was pretty good. I sat at the bar, which was a pretty decent spot. The bartender was attentive and was there every time I needed something. I had a burger and fries, and it was cooked pretty well and was very tasty.

Thank John A
Calumet City, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For my birthday weekend my girlfriends took me to Rock Bottom on Grand. We ordered Southwest Egg Rolls, Brewery Nachos and Made-to-Order Guacamole to start and then and Fish and Chips, Bourbon Glazed Salmon, 14Oz. Ribeye and the Rock Bottom Tacos with Cajun Fish. The food was excellent, but the service was horrible. Our waitress (I wish I could remember... More 

Thank Sylhood
Rochester, Minnesota
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you stop here on a friday or saturday night, be sure to make a reservation early in the day or be prepared to wait 1-2 hours for a table. Went back to hotel because we didn't want to wait the 1 hour and 45 minutes that we were quoted. We later decided to get take out because we were... More 

Thank Tanner V
Phoenix, AZ
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716 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Chicago. I knew the restaurant in Denver, and had enjoyed their beers. I was so impressed at my previous visit to the Chicago location, and had some of the best Jambalaya I have had, including New Orleans. When we stayed again at the Palomar, across the street, it... More 

Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
Sao Paulo, SP
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooftop is the best experience here. Since it is a brewery also, there are some special beers made there. The food menu is good, recommend the flatbread with beer dough.

Thank vipedri
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250 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here whilst on a trip To Chicago. We worth the time to investigate if it n the area. Interesting beers, different menu, and excellent service.

Thank Peter B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm writing this review on the strength of one dish, because of how good it was. Their beef tips are unreal. In town for business and stopped in for a quick bite. Fantastic!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wem, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice, and on both occasions the food was excellent. We were watching the Cubs in the World Series, so the atmosphere was lively and good fun. Being from the UK, I didn't really understand the rules of baseball, so our waitress explained it to me! The beer was good, and the service was excellent. A pleasant, decent... More 

Thank AdrianL66
Madisonville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We watched Saturday and Sunday of the World Series here. The food, beer and service was awesome. Ask for Mia she'll take great care you. Very comfortable seating

Thank John_Candy37354

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?