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Bars, Sports Bars Old Town
2 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
 (Photograph: Jill Paider)
Photograph: Jill PaiderBenchmark
 (Photograph: Jill Paider)
Photograph: Jill PaiderBenchmark

Four Corners Tavern Group (which owns Schoolyard, Kirkwood, Gaslight and others) has taken things up a notch at its latest stylish sports bar, its first in Old Town. A cut-out roof brings sunlight from an open roof deck down to an airy first floor, abuzz with young money and the occasional skillet cookie (a Four Corners signature). Summer doesn’t last forever, so a sliding roof seals the party like an atrium when the chill comes in.


Venue name: Benchmark
Address: 1510 N Wells St
Cross street: between Schiller St and North Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–2am; Fri 11am–2am (winter 4pm open); Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–2am
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22, 72.
Price: Average cocktail: $7
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One of the worse bars that I've been to in Chicago. Super fratty/bro. Menu is whatever. 


I'm not typically a fan of the 'bro bar' scene, but Benchmark has a great patio and its never too difficult to find a table. The service is always very attentive and they have a really comprehensive menu!