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  • Robin Y
    Chicago, IL5 contributions
    Outstanding establishment. The atmosphere, cocktails, talent, and staff were all top-notch. This place is a must!
    Written 25 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Martin M
    Colorado Springs, CO19 contributions
    In town for Riot Fest and checked it out. If you love IPA’s, this is the place for you. The taproom is located in the middle of the brewery on the upper level which gives you great views of the brewery. The long heavy wooden tables and benches make it easy to gather. It reminds you a bit of being in a place like the Hofbrauhaus in Munich Germany. Good implementation of Ovid protocals. Even better beer
    Written 19 September 2021
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  • Gmanbumpy
    Chicago, IL586 contributions
    The Shakespeare improv is the best! These are a talented group of actors. I have been here several times and I am amazed at how different each show is and how clever and talent the actors are. I have come with family and I have come with friends. I don’t know about you but in the last couple months I could use a laugh. The Shakespeare improv delivers.I have only come for the Shakespeare. I would assume the other shows are equally well done. I have found this is a great event to plan with a group. The tickets are a reasonable $20 plus fees. The bar is reasonably priced and drinks can be brought into the theater. The staff worked with me to see our group of 14 together. They were very nice and helpful. There are restaurants and bars within a block of the theater. We found the theater bar to be perfectly adequate and they serve appetizers to order.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Mary Jane E
    10 contributions
    Visiting Chicago we wanted to experience a Chicago jazz club but we were concerned about COVID. The Concierge at the Palmer House recommended Winters Jazz Club as small, intimate and authentic. It was all of these and we experienced a wonderful evening of fantastic jazz. The Club seats only about 100 people at small tables for two, and every seat has a good view of the stage. Lovely staff, wonderful jazz quintet, an all around great evening.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Mark
    Rockford, IL2 contributions
    Great place to catch some live music. We went early and had dinner before the show. Food is good and reasonably priced. The only down side is the size of the tables, and the order process.

    We went with another couple, and there really wasn't room for our food on the table. Also, the tables were very close together and a little cramped.

    I think it is pandemic related, but all ordering is on a mobile app. You also had to pay every time you ordered, so we ended up with 5 or 6 charges on our card. Appetizers, meal, dessert, and multiple drinks during the show. All separate charges. Also, not that convenient to pull out your phone and order during the concert. I hope this process changes after the pandemic.

    I love the intimacy of the venue, and sound was excellent. Overall we had a great time.
    Written 30 August 2021
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  • Nicole C
    Chicago, IL8 contributions
    Great bar service! Fun environment for couples, families or a group outing. Fun drinks and large bar food menu.
    Written 24 April 2020
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  • maxpaste
    Mechanicsburg, PA988 contributions
    This was a really great find on our trip. What an amazing selection of pinball and arcade games. They really have something for everyone and it’s all free as long as you buy a drink or something.
    Written 22 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • StefJax
    Tampa, FL2,392 contributions
    Good place to stop for some good beers. They have a nice variety, spacious interior and pretty good food - the cheese curds were great!
    Written 23 April 2020
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  • Binnybuster
    Chicago, IL63 contributions
    We have been waiting to go to Public House for a while! Our schedules never allowed and it just never worked out. We went on Friday night and it was definitely worth the wait!!!! We had reservations and were running late. We called to let them know we were going to be late and they were very accommodating. When we arrived they had our table ready for us!

    We started with some appetizers-Hummus, Giant Pretzels and Wings. All of the appetizers were tasty and filling. For dinner we ordered their delicious mac and cheese. We had the mac and cheese with onions and jalapeños.
    The Mac and cheese was excellent!

    Now for the best part-the cake shakes! We loved them! They were also able to pack one to go for us!

    Great restaurant! Great staff! Awesome food!
    Written 17 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Teakwo23
    Dunedin, FL4,225 contributions
    Cool tiki bar with very interesting glasses and cocktails. Super dark and super exclusive. Make sure you have a reservation.
    Written 17 April 2021
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  • Allison L
    59 contributions
    Food was good. Wasn’t busy it all. You can never go wrong with eating here.. hostess moved st the pace of a snail. And wasn’t friendly. But oh well

    Written 16 June 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nimai Hari
    Chicago, IL238 contributions
    This is our go-to spot when it comes to hanging out with friends. When we have friends visiting, we always like to be active, and this place provides the opportunity provide some entertainment along with a full-service bar which really kept the good times rolling. Additionally, some of our friends have young children which makes it an easy place to entertain them as well.

    This place does get pretty full and usually requires a reservation - luckily, we were their kind of early, so we ended up being able to find a table pretty easily.
    Written 27 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • iflyfree1996
    Springfield, MO136 contributions
    We've been here twice. Both times have been great! Drinks are reasonable for a big city bar and no cover charge. Great music and lots of space to move around. I suggest you arrive before 10:00pm or you're probably going to be be standing in line outside!
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • Carl R
    Portland, OR651 contributions
    Take this review with a grain of salt. We are elderly. It was the middle of the day. We were very willing to pay for cocktails with a rooftop view. She had the Pineapple Haze. I had the Purple Reign and daughter had gin on the rocks. The drinks were pricey but very good. The view was phenomenal but the server kinda disappeared on us. I had to go back into the bar for napkins and a glass ( the pineapple thing was a can plopped on the table) we had a good time, paid the expected price and enjoyed the view, but come on guys... class it up.
    Written 20 May 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ChicagoAlleyCat
    Chicago133 contributions
    I contacted Dovetail asking if they would be able to accommodate 36 people at the same time for about an hour if we stopped by during a private brewery crawl and they responded right away welcoming us. Although it was a Saturday evening and it was pretty crowded, they did a great job serving everyone in our party and we had fun during our short visit. Everyone in the group enjoyed the beer and in particular the IPAs were a favorite.
    Written 6 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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