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Bub City, Chicago, IL

Bub City

4.8
4.8
1486 Reviews
$31 to $50
Barbecue
Bub City is the destination for barbecue, whiskey and live country music and is open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and late night dining. The Southern spot offers house-smoked BBQ, more than 125 different whiskeys from well-known and independent distilleries throughout the country and live country music.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 26 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 610-4200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Bub City offers event and party options from corporate dinners to bachelorette parties to private whiskey tastings, we offer a wide variety of entertainment for groups. Bub City also provides off-site catering and rents out “The Rig,” a mobile barbecue trailer that brings the barbecue experience right to guests’ doors.
  • Area
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross Street
    Clark Street & Hubbard
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Grand (Red Line)
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,486 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,469 Reviews
  1. CharlesF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chips with guacamole and pimento cheese spread. I'm not a fan of guacamole, but this was very good, creamy without too much heat. The brisket was very tender, and my wife thought the ribs were superior to some of our favorite rib places. The cole slaw was delicious, creamy, but not too creamy. I had the butterscotch pudding, very good and just the right size after a BBQ meal. My wife and I used to go to the original Bub City, whenever we had tickets at the Apollo Theater. So, we've been meaning to try the location in River North. We will definitely be back.

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    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five star service, great food, love the atmosphere. I can’t wait to be back!

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    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for the Tucker Wetmore show. Was a very fun night. Our server (didn't get his name) longer blonde hair was serving outside seating, he was fantastic and very attentive. It was our first time going to Bub City and he took the time to give us the rundown of how the show would be, where to go exct. I'll definitely be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great outside seating- wonderful service & great food!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun atmosphere, but loud inside. We opted for outside without the loud background music. Cute lights hanging overhead. Good food (cornbread was amazing).

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  6. MichaelM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bbq place! Perfect to go with a small group of people

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  7. StacieG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Music was so loud we could not talk to our friends unless we yelled.

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  8. DarleneC

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a terrible time for brunch snd left. You had a singer there who was so loud and awful that he emptied the whole place. We left our food to get out of your place. He was screaming into the Mike to an empty room. Every place on Clark st was very busy except Bub City. Don’t you manage how it’s run? I don’t think we will be back Terrible. Lettuce places usually do better

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Pastrami and brisket. Very attentive staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was reasonable priced with a great location. Definitely will recommend and revisit!

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FAQs

Bub City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 610-4200.

Bub City is rated 4.8 stars by 1486 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bub City

435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Clark Street & Hubbard
  • Area
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Grand (Red Line)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 610-4200
  • Catering
    Bub City offers event and party options from corporate dinners to bachelorette parties to private whiskey tastings, we offer a wide variety of entertainment for groups. Bub City also provides off-site catering and rents out “The Rig,” a mobile barbecue trailer that brings the barbecue experience right to guests’ doors.
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