Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Bars, Breweries River North
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Just a drunken stumble from the Grand Red Line station, this sporty brewpub offers a dozen house-brewed beers to sip while watching your team on more than two-dozen TVs. The menu features signatures like ale-brushed ballpark-style pretzels and fish and chips. The fare is fine, but the beer is so tasty we’d just as soon head to the rooftop beer garden and make our meal out of sampling through the taps.


Venue name: Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Address: 1 W Grand Ave
Cross street: at State St
Opening hours: 11am–2am
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 22, 29, 36, 65.
Price: Average beer: $5.50
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The beer selection was pretty amazing aligned with their beer of the day special. And they bring you beer samples without them asking. So close to giving it 5 stars but it was a little muggy in the dining area. The nachos are a solid!! My recommendation is get the beer flight to get a good selection of their beer!


One of the few chains left standing in River North for good reason. It is adequate and won't give you a heart attack or salmonella! (Looking at you Chili's) Solid Happy Hour excellent rooftop deck during the summers, and the food is decent for a chain, as well. However, as a true microbrew connoisseur, the beer here leaves a lot to be desired, especially with all the other amazing local brewers doing amazing things in this city. 

Stick with Rock Bottom for a casual, social, outdoor gathering with a few friends. Do not come here for a foodie or brewery destination.