Laschet's Inn

Bar / German Restaurant
Laschet's Inn Laschet's Inn in Chicago's North Center is an authentic German joint with big portions of grub and grog. Fill your stein in Chicago with Party Earth. Chicago United States 41.9539863 -87.6820181
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Laschet's Inn - Bar | German Restaurant in Chicago.
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Party Earth Review The black eagle on the bright yellow sign – Germany’s official coat of arms – might seem ominous to some, but patrons at Laschet’s Inn inevitably find warmth and good cheer inside this authentic bierstube. The stained... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M 4pm–2am, Tu–Th 2pm–2am, F noon–2am, Sa noon–3am, Su 11:30am–2am
    Kitchen closed on Mondays and at 10:30pm Tu–Su

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Laschet's Inn Review

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Laschet's Inn in Chicago's North Center is an authentic German joint with big portions of grub and grog. Fill your stein in Chicago with Party Earth.

The black eagle on the bright yellow sign – Germany’s official coat of arms – might seem ominous to some, but patrons at Laschet’s Inn inevitably find warmth and good cheer inside this authentic bierstube.

The stained wood bar takes up most of the panel-ceilinged front room, its vinyl high-backs habitually lined with chatting blue-collar locals and German expats frothing for a taste of home by way of one of a dozen imports on tap.

Many customers are on a first-name basis with the staff and fellow regulars, their hefty hops-fueled haunches forever worn into a favorite bench or booth.

Two additional rooms festooned in German bric-a-brac host generations of neighborhood families at an array of wooden tables, where they feast on enormous portions of sausage, spätzle, and tangy red cabbage beneath mounted old steins and hand-painted murals of the German countryside.

Those who prefer things closer to home can grab a thick burger or Italian beef sandwich, but specialties like rouladen (beef wrapped in bacon) and Hungarian goulash are clear favorites.

The chill neighborhood vibe gives way come Thursdays, when kraut cravers and spaten seekers from all over town pile in to overindulge on the infamous two-liter glass boot of beer. A boot definitely not made for walking.

A cozy European haven, Laschet’s Inn provides its guests with a kitsch-free German experience and a whole lot of calories.

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Tip from Jonah:

You get a free shot of flavored Schnapps with every dinner order, but why not throw down a little extra? For just $5 you can try some Kabanes, a delicious 70-proof chilled shot. Save the Jägermeister for the college dropouts!

  • Crowd

    Blue-collar Joes, hipster beer geeks, German expats, big groups of unpretentious friends, and families, mid-20s to 50s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient ethnic tunes conducive to conversation.

    Three flat-screens typically tuned to a local ballgame, with a fourth only used for major sporting events like the Euro Cup or World Cup.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Menu of German classics mixed with a few American favorites, including goulash, rouladen, leberkäse, burgers, and fried chicken.

    Rotating daily food specials.

    Dinner reservations recommended Thursdays through Saturdays.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $6–$11+, sandwiches and salads $8–$12, entrées $11–$20. Beer $5–$14, wine $7.50+/glass or $30+/bottle, cocktails $6–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: t-shirts, soccer jerseys, paint-stained overalls, comfortable blouses, ballet flats, skorts, whatever shoes are closest to the door.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays with reservations for a boisterous crowd packing the place faster than a Volkswagen, or weeknights to grub some goulash with the locals.

  • Close By

    Resi's Bierstube (2034 West Irving Park Road) is another fun and authentic hotspot that keeps the vibe alive for zee Germans!

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