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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted some brews, and the offerings in my hotel’s two bars left something to be desired. However, I had a plan – the Rock Bottom Brewery! On the two previous trips to Chicago, we stayed immediately across from the Rock Bottom, and on the first trip, the frigid cold, and howling wind, precluded going too far outdoors, so “just... More 

Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
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306 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waited 60 minutes as the team there couldn't clean empty tables and seat them. Once the manager got involved things got better. The nachos and other dishes were served cold. The beer wasn't as good as I've experienced at Goose Island, Iron Hill and other brew pubs.

Thank LuvDaSun222
Muskegon, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good to excellent. Ordered the quesadilla appetizer which was excellent. Our order was the 12 oz steak and one of the pizzas. Both were excellent. Full bar and several beer choices. Drinks were made well for a restaurant. Food and drink service was slow, I asked for a chilled shot and got a warm shot. Empty... More 

Thank drad12872
United States
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with a party of 15, they had our reservation ready when we arrives and promptyl seated us. Our waiter got our drinks and took our order in a timely manner. The food was pretty good as well. The only reason I give this 4 stars is because they sat us at tables with chairs that had no... More 

Thank Natalie E
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken to this place to celebrate my birthday. We enjoyed the atmosphere there. The staff was very attentive to our table. We enjoyed our food . The Ahi tuna appetizer was so yummy. We enjoyed ourselves very much. We plan to go again. Worth a stop.

1 Thank Carmen L
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good brew pub that have large glasses and a decent range of beers. I particularly liked their IPA. The pizza we had was a real let down though, so I wouldn't go there to eat - stick to the beer.

Thank hooper88
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met here with some friends for business. The waiter was very young, but awesome - he handled our challenging table well...great sense of humor. The food is decent, the beer is better! It is traditional pub food, that is reasonably priced. They do take reservations, and quick to seat you upon arrival.

Thank Russell D. C
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this place is OK. The food is good, service is friendly and beers are fine. Nothing about it stands out as being amazing but it's worth stopping in if you're in the area.

Thank jhamessaitan
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to sample some local beers and cider before heading to the airport. Friendly staff-our waiter Mitchell was attentive and informative-great selection of beverages, and good appetizers. We didn't have time for lunch, but hope to next trip. Recommended for couples and groups.

Thank Sandy G
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Rock Bottom, food was very good and nicely presented. They have their own beers on tap and you won't be disappointed. Bartender was excellent

Thank DougEK

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?