Casual American

Browse below to see a curated list of recommendations for CASUAL AMERICAN cuisine.

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Bounce Sporting Club is a full scale restaurant located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown, River North neighborhood. Bounce presents the ultimate sports lounge experience; which is the evolution of a modern sports bar intertwined with an upscale restaurant ambiance that appeals to lifestyle conscious Chicagoans & visitors.

With its captivating nightlife, four different private event spaces, and capacity for up to 650 guests, Bounce is your one stop shop for group events, dining and entertainment

Buddy Guy's Legends

buddyguy.com700 South Wabash312-427-1190

Buddy Guy’s Legends is Chicago’s Premiere Blues Club featuring live music every night along with full food menu and great drink list.

Located next door to historic Wrigley Field at Gallagher Way, Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern offers an elevated dining experience with four expansive bars, two outdoor terraces and stunning views of historic Wrigley Field and the Chicago skyline.

Chef Luciano Kitchen + Chicken

www.chefluciano.com49 E Cermak Rd312-326-0062

Family owned and operated since their founding in 1982, Chef Luciano Kitchen & Chicken proudly serves their unique blend of flavors from the American South, the Caribbean, Italy & India in a comfortable counter serve setting.

Dick’s Last Resort is located in the Marina City Towers, overlooking the Chicago River. A great place to let down your hair, throw back a cold one and enjoy some great grub served by our witty staff. We call it “service with a side of sarcasm”, you’ll call it “fun”. Live entertainment on Friday & Saturdays from 8pm. Come see for yourself why Dick’s has been a Chicago legend since 1988. (Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents/guardian after 6 pm.)

ETA Restaurant + Bar: A tavern for today’s travelers, welcoming guests with rustic American fare and Midwestern warmth. Paying homage to Chicago’s rich history of hosting travelers from across the globe, ETA Restaurant + Bar welcomes visitors and locals alike as they dine in a warm, wood-ensconced dining room that captures the essence of Chicago’s first and finest inns and taverns. Restaurant Chef Matt Lange has developed a menu that serves up locally sourced, seasonally-inspired dishes that pull inspiration from rustic meals of the past with an elevated spin of today.

Fatpour Tap Works opens a second location in the historic Motor Row District. Located at the corner of Cermak and Indiana Avenue, Fatpour will be the featured bar & restaurant of the highly anticipated Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place and steps away from McCormick Campus, Wintrust Arena, and Soldier Field. Expanding over two stories, the restaurant boasts the largest beer venue in the South Loop. This location offers stunning private space, outdoor patio seating, dining room, bar, and includes our signature keg wall.

As always, you can rely on our superior level of service as you’ve come to expect from the original Fatpour Tap Works. Each guest will feel as though they are walking into our own personal home. We look forward to serving the McCormick Square community this fall!
Fatpour Tap Works is proud to be part of the Big Onion Tavern Group.

We throw an unforgettable party!
Choose from customizable food + beverage packages.
Private space is available.

Heineken Pub97 can cater for a variety of occasions: we offer everything from pizza & wings to prime rib & seasonal vegetables. Take advantage of our patio space along the river complete with fire pit, food & beverage service and party games for adults and children. Pub97 can host any occasion for groups of up to 250 people – corporate celebrations, meetings and social events. Pub97 also features indoor/outdoor amenities such as AV equipment, microphone capabilities and dedicated HDMI capable TVs for all your tech needs. Don’t forget to book time on our turf fields for a unique and lively event!

Highline is a sleek, modern and comfortable sports bar in River North featuring upscale bar food and delicious drinks. Offering private & semi-private space for up to 400 guests, the Main Bar features white washed and slatted wooden walls, stylized and comfortable furniture, raw floor treatments and exposed ceilings.

Hub 51’s distinctive menu of American fare features a wide variety of dishes influenced by coastal regions in California, Mexico and Asia. Simple in approach, the cuisine ranges from homemade tacos and seafood to signature sandwiches and sushi—not to mention a delicious (and popular!) weekend brunch—and boasts a well-curated craft beer program.

Located on Randolph Street in Chicago’s trendy West loop neighborhood, Kaiser Tiger is a mecca to Sausage, Bacon & Beer. With over 24 craft beers on draft and a covered beer garden that transforms seasonally from picnic tables and bocce courts to ice curling and fire pits!

4 Star Restaurant Group’s classic American Grill, Remington’s, offers a welcoming atmosphere for our guests to enjoy warm hospitality right here in Chicago’s famed Millennium Park. Remington’s offers classic American cuisine featuring fresh seafood from the raw bar, hearty entree salads, exquisite steaks, delicious chops, and mouth-watering prime rib from the rotisserie.

Luxurious finishes, copper accents, and warm lighting were inspired by the fire of the rotisserie & brick oven at the display kitchen. Masculine lines are  tailored to contrast with subtle historical references, some original to the 1913 building, for visual interest.

Roanoke offers various seating options for every occasion. Sit at the counter along the display kitchen for an interesting culinary experience, cozy up to the warm, inviting bar, and finally have a seat near the fireplace for more intimate dining. Roanoke is a great place to gather ​with friends and colleagues. We have great event space to accommodate your groups of 2 to 150.

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

www.rockbottom.com1 W Grand Ave312-755-9339

Rock Bottom is an engaging craft beer experience where beer enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of unique homegrown beers brewed on-site. Come join us at one of our two bars or on our rooftop beer garden for a cold drink and extensive menu options. Private space available!

Nestled among the city’s skyline along the Chicago River, the large outdoor patio with open-air bar is a favorite for work lunches and happy hours – an oasis in the center of the bustling city. A bold and contemporary restaurant in Chicago’s Loop, centrally located between Union and Ogilvie train stations, South Branch is also a unique venue for weekend weddings and large corporate events.

Ideally located in the heart of Michigan Avenue, just north of Millennium Park and steps from Chicago’s theatre district. Renovated in 2019 to celebrate 10 years on the Mag Mile, Sweetwater is a sleek yet casual glassed-in respite in the center of the city. Tourists and locals alike revel in the vibrant atmosphere.

The Cubby Bear Lounge

www.cubbybear.com1059 W. Addison 773-327-1662

Cubby Bear is located directly across the street from historic Wrigley Field and boasts 30,000 square feet of party space for groups of all size. Serving up our World Famous Garlic Fries, Cold Beer & Hot Tunes from local & national musicians for tourists & locals!

The Windsor, opened in Summer 2015, is newest member of the 4 Star Restaurant Group (owners of Crosby’s Kitchen, The Smoke Daddy, Dunlay’s, DOC Wine Bar, Frasca and Remington’s). The menu was created by Chef Todd Stein with a focus on unique and expansive rotisserie options, shareable plates, craft beer and cocktails for lunch, brunch and dinner. Perfect for busy families, professionals, and visitors in the area, the menu also features a selection of fresh options to go.

Where good times are always on tap. That’s because we’re more than just a restaurant, and so much more than a sports bar. Our fun, festive atmosphere makes us the go-to place to watch sports, enjoy a cold beer and hang out with friends. We offer a delicious menu, more than 24 draft and bottled beers to choose from and an extensive spirit selection. All this, plus year-round, nonstop pro and college sports action on all of our HD screens. Of course, there’s also our World Famous Tilted Kilt Girls®.

A new hotspot for food and culture lovers is coming to Chicago: Time Out Market is now open at 916 W Fulton Market. Time Out Market Chicago will bring the best of the city together under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences, based on Time Out’s editorial curation. It will be a truly authentic Chicago experience.

Time Out Market Chicago will put down roots in the heart of the Fulton Market District. Set within a stand-alone brick building, it will showcase across nearly 50,000 sq ft a curated mix of 18 food offerings and three bars, a demonstration kitchen and a programming space. The offer is spread across three floors, featuring the market space indoors and outdoors, an event venue, a viewing and entertainment platform with bleacher seating and the first Time Out Market rooftop. There will be almost 600 seats for hungry visitors.

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