Located at the corner of State & Kinzie, the 10,000 square foot restaurant and beer hall sits in the heart of River North. Public House offers American fare with a smokehouse twist in addition to mouth-watering libations; house favorites include bar snacks, flatbreads & tacos, soups & salads, sandwiches & plates, multiple choice mac & cheese, and of course, burgers.
On the weekends, Public House transforms into a lively nightlife hotspot where locals and tourists alike unite to enjoy a live DJ, three full-service bars in addition to signature table tap booths, where guests can pour their own beer and shots.
Open 7 days a week, Public House offers a full lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night and weekend brunch menus, in addition to catering & events.
What Insiders Are Saying
Public House is a good all-around bar in River North with solid food and plenty of TV's.
Public House never fails! Great food, service and atmosphere!
I've been here a million times for happy hours and dinners but took my parents here for brunch for the first time a few days ago. They're still talking about it! The outdoor seating was wonderful. Nothing like mimosas in the sun! The portions are big enough to share so we were able to sample a little bit of everything.
Staff was very helpful
We were in a hurry and they tried to accommodate as much as possible
We travel and eat out often and usually rely on Open Table to steer us in the right direction when it comes to choosing a restaurant in a new city. They did not fail us this time. We ended up sitting at the bar and had a perfectly lovely meal but were especially impressed with our bartender/server Mona. She was open and friendly, and quite willing to entertain our questions about Chicago. We were very impressed with her professionalism and attentiveness.
Yesenia was an awesome server! She made our experience amazing. Food and drinks were great.
Great spot to celebrate our anniversary with a delicious, low-key dinner!
Public House never disappoints! Great service, atmosphere and food!
The food was horrible. I have a bbq pork flatbread. It was cold and really dry. And the flavor was pretty bland which is surprising given all the ingredients on it. Maybe other items are better.
Place was hopping. Very popular and fun crowd. Almost rowdy, but mostly young professionals. Hard to have conversation but a good place to have a good time. Food was good and beer and drink selections were good too. Some tables have been on tap right at the table. Cool place.
Too loud with Millennials
Great service and good food. Nice date night for a Sunday afternoon.
Okay experience. This was my second time going and our food took forever to come out. The place didn’t seem very busy either. But the food was still good- just spent more time there than expected
We went just for the desserts. Epic!!! We sat in the bar where the large door/windows were open which was nice. Server was great. Wish I could write about the food but we went just for the desserts.
Was here with some girlfriends for an early Saturday morning brunch. We were a bit disappointed by how many dishes they were out of already first thing when they opened. Also, service was a bit slow, even though the brunch rush had not hit yet, and our server had a hard time remembering everyone's order.
I will say that what we did end up ordering was very good. Will give it a second chance as maybe they were just having an off day.
Great food. Great beer.
I went on Sunday and got a bottomless mimosa. But I only got 2 because the waiter didnt come back.
I love the food/service at Public House. Whenever I get to Chicago I make it a point to visit. The Pulled Pork Pineapple flat bread is my go to menu item!
7 of us had brunch at Public House. Our server was pleasant but seemed half asleep. I know were the first guests to dine there.
I ordered Chilaquiles with Chorizo and the portion was huge. It was delicious and had a nice kick! My son had the French Toast sticks which he loved! My husband really enjoyed his omelet. Our daughter ordered the Avocado Toast and was disappointed. The avocado didn't seem fresh and was more like day old guac.
We'd go back to try dinner sometime.
Service was terrible. We did not see our waitress, the busboy provided more service.
Server Paige was truly amazing! Great selection of beer.
Food, drink, and atmosphere was all awesome - server was wildly rude.
Excellent place for a group brunch. Will definitely return to try them for lunch or dinner.
Delish! Gotta try another cake shake. I ate my left overs for breakfast the next day. They were still good. I'm gonna go back and try the beer varieties. I don't even like beer but this place is good. Like the vibe.
Great service and overall great experience. One of my favorite happy hour spots
Casual business lunch. Food was enjoyed by all 6 of us.
Food is great! Service was slow and the food and drinks are very over priced
Celebrated family get together! Good service and excellent nachos! I would go back again!
Nice place, decent prices, good food, a little loud because of a large birthday party right next to us.
I went with my family on Saturday but the woman who was serving us did a mistake and it’s really disappointed.
Way too loud. It’s a bar not a gastro pub. Not coming back.
Very nice and chill. Def coming back soon!
They have the best cheeseburgers in town! The service was great and wait staff are very friendly!
Great food and great atmosphere to watch the game. Jennifer behind the bar was amazing as well!
Very delicious burger, good service, reasonably prices
Food was excellent. Amazing Grilled Cheese. Good place to go for casual dining, happy hours, etc.
Very loud sports bar. Unable to talk to each other over music. All surfaces felt covered in grime. Not described as like this on opentable.
Great for catching a game or meeting friends. Food is typical bar food, nothing too fancy, definitely good though.
Great tap list, nice menu, fun friendly staff, I'll be back
Awesomefir families of all ages! Shakes were such a hit! So were the burgers and the fries with dipping sauce. Buffalo chicken sand which was incredible
But the Mac and cheese was off the charts!!
Our server knew the menu inside and out which was so helpful
Try to reserve a booth with a tapper
Food wasn’t good definitely not worth the prices. Server wasn’t very helpful and always had to flag her down for anything. Very very loud. Won’t go back.