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Green Door Tavern

#575 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Near North Side
American, Bar, Pub
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678 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654-3916
+1 312-664-5496
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Today
11:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Green Door Tavern because of a recommendation from a friend. We knew about the speakeasy in the basement. It was really cool. You will have to find the foor on your own (part of the fun). As you enter the speakeasy you are greeted by a host and they ask about your drink preference. It was more... More 

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Thank 285bobc
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great selection of craft beers, good whisky, a distinct atmosphere, the best bouncer in the city, and a cool speakeasy in the basement. It's not fancy, it's not Michigan ave, but it feels like home which has got to count, right?

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Thank Alex L
Cameron Park, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We liked this place! It was the first stop on our tour. Good beer selection and great history of one of the oldest bars in Chicago!

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Thank Yvette L
Chicago, Illinois
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The finest non-pretentious burger in River North with a great beer selection. The burger comes with fries and the usual toppings. For some reason, maybe it's the historic wooden building or the fine wait staff, burgers tastes better here than in the several other joints nearby.

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Thank Rolf A
Waynesville, North Carolina
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237 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Green Door Tavern is the oldest pub in Chicago, and is still going great! Look up it's history! A festive atmosphere with muliti-colored lights strung throughout, lots of seating, great bar. It's the type of pub you want to go to in order to have fun and wind down. Street parking, or nearby lots. Enjoy craft beers, domestic and... More 

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Thank gdt655
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not too sure about this one. We wanted to go to 'Speakeasy' and the Concierge at Trump Tower recommended this one. We had a drink at the bar, then asked for the 'Waiting Room' which is code for the Speakeasy. After knocking on the Bookshelf we entered full of anticipation, ordered a drink at the bar and were asked for... More 

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Thank Francesca U
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

--was in Chicago for a buddies 50th --there were 8 of us in our party and stumbled upon the Green Door Tavern. --it is basically a pub atmosphere and serves all kinds of alcoholic beverages, beer, spirits, ryes, whisky's etc. --albeit we were there in the afternoon for mostly cheers we did stumble upon some pickled eggs which were on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stopped by after dinner for a drink and the bar. Lively place with lots of history and a funky interior. Good beer selection, but the French 75 is also a good cocktail to try. We'll be back!

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Thank Todd P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This place was definitely worth the visit. Grabbed a small snack upstairs I'm this historic last wood standing structure (it predated fire ordinances stemming from the great chicago fire). But save your money for a drink downstairs. Confused? Ask your waiter or waitress about the hidden door...

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Visited here during lunch our with the family during a summer vacation to the area. It was highy recommended given it's the oldest former speakeasy place in town. The atmosphere is cool--really cool. And not that bad attempt and making someplace look old. It really does have a great warmth about it. As for the food, my wife could not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 678 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654-3916
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-664-5496

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