Party Earth Review Despite its unassuming brick façade and location on a desolate stretch of North Halsted Street, George Street Pub has managed to garner a loyal following of area yuppies and affluent locals since opening in early 2011... ... read full review
2858 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Brown, Purple Express Lines: Diversey, Wellington
M–F 4pm–2am, Sa 11am–3am, Su 11am–2am
BOYSTOWN, CHICAGO –
Despite its unassuming brick façade and location on a desolate stretch of North Halsted Street, George Street Pub has managed to garner a loyal following of area yuppies and affluent locals since opening in early 2011.
Situated between the bustling neighborhoods of Lincoln Park and Lakeview, the upscale yet laid-back gastropub brings in a regular dinner crowd of young professionals and business associates ready to enjoy fresh seafood dishes, as well as plenty of couples who stop in to whisper sweet nothings over the bleu cheese fondue.
The welcoming neighborhood vibe is underscored by a simple décor of exposed brick and vintage photos of Chicago, and by the frequent presence of one of the owners, who makes the rounds to mingle with regulars and make newcomers feel at home.
A wooden bar dominates the front of the space, where work friends gather to catch a game on one of the flat-screen TVs, while some larger tables accommodate the groups of friends chatting over cocktails and a spacious beer garden in the back buzzes with energy in the warmer months when an after-work crowd flocks in for a couple of pints.
A friendly, low-key hangout both inside and out, George Street Pub is perfect for a pleasant evening meal, a nightcap after a long day, or a mellow weekend in a garden of beer.
Mostly local yuppies, business people, young professionals, and older residents, late 20s to 40s.
Ambient upbeat alternative and pop hits. Eight flat-screen TVs tuned to sports or prime time.
Gastropub fare including burgers and seafood.
Appetizers $5–$9, salads $7–$10, entrées $8–$12. Beer $4–$6, wine $6–$8, cocktails $6–$10.
Casual to nice casual: jeans and t-shirts to slacks, skirts, and business attire.
Fridays and Saturdays for a busier but still low-key scene.
Neighborhood staple Jake’s Pub (2932 North Clark Street) serves over fifty types of beer in a more casual atmosphere.