George Street Pub

Beer Garden / Gastropub / Restaurant
George Street Pub Despite its unassuming brick facade 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. Chicago United States 41.934362 -87.649106
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George Street Pub - Beer Garden | Gastropub | Restaurant in Chicago.
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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

  • Train:

    Brown, Purple Express Lines: Diversey, Wellington

  • Phone:

    773-915-5005

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  • Hours:

    M–F 4pm–2am, Sa 11am–3am, Su 11am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth George Street Pub Review

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Despite its unassuming brick facade 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.

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.

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Tip from Lucas:

If you join the pub’s Twitter feed, you’ll get an update every time they tap a new specialty brew – then you can be among the first to try it!

  • Crowd

    Mostly local yuppies, business people, young professionals, and older residents, late 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient upbeat alternative and pop hits. Eight flat-screen TVs tuned to sports or prime time.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Gastropub fare including burgers and seafood.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $5–$9, salads $7–$10, entrées $8–$12. Beer $4–$6, wine $6–$8, cocktails $6–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to nice casual: jeans and t-shirts to slacks, skirts, and business attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for a busier but still low-key scene.

  • Close By

    Neighborhood staple Jake’s Pub (2932 North Clark Street) serves over fifty types of beer in a more casual atmosphere.

George Street Pub User Reviews

Average rating:
For a laid-back evening, it's a good time
Christina W. Dec 8, 2012
I haven't been here since shortly after George Street Pub opened, but my first impression was certainly a good one. Because it was still pretty new, the owner was out and about in the bar, pouring drinks and greeting patrons. Given his demeanor and how openly friendly he was, I am inclined to believe that he's still doing this, even as the crowds have increased nearly 2 years after the bar opened. It's a unique place for two reasons. The first is the presence of the owner nearly every night, which you just don't find very often in big-city bars nowadays. The second is the location: it's just too far north to be part of the Lincoln Park pub stretch, and about half a mile south of the bumping Halsted and Belmont intersection. So it sort of lives in this desolate midland, which is pretty cool when you're looking for a chill spot to hang out. The beer list was pretty good when I went, and they make a great martini as well. And I didn't eat dinner, but the calamari appetizer was definitely up to par.
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