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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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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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London, Ontario
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went out on the rooftop patio for drinks and lunch. The food was good and the service was okay considering how busy they were. It was a good atmosphere and we would recommend sitting outside.

Thank COOPS4
Medford, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After being seated by the hostess in a restaurant only about 1/3 full with patrons during the mid-afternoon (3 PM), we were completely ignored for 15 minutes (although the loud table of guests sitting next to us were visited a couple of times by the server). We walked out and after I told the hostess why we were walking out... More 

Thank shanNdjones
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can we say about Rock bottom that hasn't been said before? The beer choices are excellent. The food is so yummy and the place is so great we go there several times per year. We've had most of the items in the menu and if you're in for a quick delicious bite, choose a burger or a sandwich. If... More 

Thank RiverCoatl
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't eat here, but we had drinks on the roof. It was still a little cool out, so it was nice that they had heat lamps to keep you comfortable. Lots of seating and views of looking down on the city.

Thank Kim R
Huntington, West Virginia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend's fraternity formal was here. Overall nice atmosphere and nice servers! Bar is a little pricey, but it's Chicago so you pretty much know to expect that. The rooftop bar is really nice but was extremely crowded with nowhere to sit or even stand really, but then again it was a Saturday night with nice weather so it's to... More 

Thank Clara M
Maynard, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server ignored us after taking our drink order. Once we ordered the food (salads), it took 40 minutes for the food to arrive. This was only after I got up from the table and found the server to ask where our food was. I rated this place a 2 because the beer was good and the salads were OK.... More 

Thank skelly_46
Columbus, Ohio
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214 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several Rock Bottom Breweries, and they are all pretty much the same - very good but not great. We really enjoyed the outside, roof-top dining in the middle of the city on a nice sunny day. Dependable food, good service.

Thank Livetotravel
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time here and was a bit disappointed. If you are looking for an adult beverage of domestic beer, this place is not for you. Brew house beer type of place. The food prices are reasonable for Chicago. Our service this time around lacked speed. We watched others that came after us receive their food before us.

Thank tamiRN210
Jasper, Indiana, Usa
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place with a variety of food. Had the black been & chicken egg rolls and pizza was excellent. Great brew pub, I tried their red beer...twice. Good American pub atmosphere, place was packed on Wednesday night, so that's a good sign.

Thank kprumfelt
St. Petersburg, Florida
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the surge of brew pub restaurants popping up the normal expectation is for quality of each to lower. Well despite getting warned away by locals I visted Rock Bottom Brewery anyway. I was told it was not special, and while true, was a very good place. My qualifications this particular night was having the ability to walk right in... More 

Thank Mike T

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?