About Bub City
RJ, Jerrod and Molly, in conjunction with Chef / Partner Doug Psaltis have created their own destination for country music lovers to enjoy a cocktail, grab a bite and have some fun.
Chef Psaltis created Bub City’s new menu with a focus on authentic barbecue. Signature items include Burnt Ends, Baby Back Ribs, Carolina Style Pulled Pork and 18 hr. Beef Brisket. Large groups can enjoy the “Whole Pork Picnic” featuring Slow-Smoked Pork Shoulder served with four sides.
Bub City boasts a bar offering more than 125 selections.
Hours of Operation:
M-Fri 11:00AM - 2:00AM
Sat 10:00AM - 3:00AM
Sun 10:00AM - 12:00AM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Guests can expect to see live performances on the venue’s 16-foot stage by some of country music’s emerging talent throughout the week, take in acoustic performances on Mondays, and get behind the mic during live band karaoke on Tuesdays.
Set with high top tables and bar seating, Bub City's semi-private Whiskey Bar is perfect for a cocktail reception (up to 40 guests) and with the added Corral, accommodates 60. Both are available prior to 7:30 p.m. daily. Arrangements for large groups of up to 20 guests can also be made in the main dining room.
CTA #22 Bus at Clark and Hubbard St
Close to CTA Brown/Purple Line stop at Merchandise Mart
Close to CTA Red Line stop at Grand and State St
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
Special Events & Promotions:
Fridays just got a whole lot better. We're now celebrating the end of the workweek with a Build-Your-Own-Margarita Bar. For just $9, customize your marg just the way you like it: Start with Casamigos Blanco tequila and choose frozen or on-the-rocks, then the rest is up to you. Pick from salt rims like lime, smoke and spicy salts, then decide on a mixer—classic lime, grapefruit, coconut, cucumber, spicy strawberry or pineapple. As the bartender mixes away, choose from a variety of garnishes, including herbs, fruit, vegetable spears, blackened shrimp and more. Added bonus: There may just be some salty snacks (think pork rinds, chips and guacamole) and an ice-cold beer waiting for you at the end of the line. To reserve a table, please visit bubcitychicago.com or call 312-610-4200.
Host your next private event at Bub City and treat your guests to an authentic barbecue experience. Our unique atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive service will ensure your gathering is one to remember!
Bub City Ratings and Reviews
I usually love this restaurant and took ...
I usually love this restaurant and took my sister here for brunch when she was visiting for the weekend. I called a head of time to make sure they would have live music during brunch, like they often do. The service this time was terrible, we were charged for coffee with came with our brunch combo and the server was never around to correct errors. On top of that, they did NOT have a band for a live brunch shows and they began streaming the Bear's game through the surround sound. It was so very loud and no one was there to watch the game? (It's a country bar for crying out loud, not a sports bar). I, along with others, wanted to hear country music while eating. I will not return for brunch.
It was a little loud for my mother and f ...
It was a little loud for my mother and father. This was the first time my parents were meeting my girlfriend and it was hard to have a conversation for most of the night. I would recommend you all to turn down the music a little until 9-10. It was 7 o clock and the speakers were much too loud. No one likes to go to a place like that and have to scream over the music. I would expect that more from a bar rather than a bar/restaurant. It is river north though so I guess I should have known what I was getting into.
Unfortunately had a bad experience and i ...
Unfortunately had a bad experience and it happened to be my moms 60th birthday. Started off with attitude from the hostess. We had 8 people in our party for a Sunday afternoon brunch, reservation was accidentally only made for 7. So I said its 8 is that ok can we make it work? She was NOT happy and seemed to ruin her day even though we were given a booth in the very back corner of the bar. Service has gone down hill very fast. We ended up going back and forth to the bar since we could not get a drink from our server. Did not make any sense sine it was only 12 in the afternoon? Food was fine - but wish we would have went somewhere else since it was a special occasion. Wont be back for a while!!!
Great Bar-B-Que in River North. We went ...
Great Bar-B-Que in River North. We went there for lunch and you get a lot of food for the money. We sat outside and the weather was great. Also a great place to people watch. We have not gone during the evening, but have walked by and the line to get in is long and the music is loud and sounds like a lot of fun!
Definitely, worth trying.
We started with the Giddy-Up fries (exce ...
We started with the Giddy-Up fries (excellet appetizer). With this, you don't need sides with your meal - it is big. We had the ribs and salmon with some sides. All very good. The Pom. Margarita was good as was the Back Porch Tea and KY High Holiday.
Great restaurant , food & drink. Great s ...
Great restaurant , food & drink. Great servers!! My 4th visit just as great as the first and even better with the band.
Great band, Broseph E. Lee... Please have them back !!! Brock's smile & their music lit up your crowd!! Have them back for the last seasons games at wrigley & weekend series with cardinals !!!
We had an early reservation on a Sunday ...
We had an early reservation on a Sunday evening, and even then, things were pretty busy, especially the outdoor seating area. Our waitstaff was very friendly and attentive.
We ordered the Waffle Fries with the garlic sauce and crab meat, and oh.... my..... goodness!!!!! These were out of sight! The appetizer was huge and more than enough for two people.
A band was setting up on the stage, and unfortunately wasn't going to start for a while, but their warm-up, was really good. I'm sure it would have been a good show. No complaints, but I am looking forward to visiting it again so I can have more substance to review.
Bub City food is always great and the dr ...
Bub City food is always great and the drinks were pretty fantastic. But if you are going to be meeting a potential date I suggest another place. Had a hard time having a conversation because every other word was "What? Huh?"
Don't come if you are looking for a good ...
Don't come if you are looking for a good dining experience. Atmosphere is vibrant and fun but I was so embarrassed that I brought my out of town guests here for BBQ. The fried chicken was good but the pulled pork, beef brisket and ribs were pretty much disgusting. How could a BBQ place mess it up so badly? Maybe they just cater to the drinking crowd.
If you like country music and barbecue, ...
If you like country music and barbecue, this is a must! I've tried every kind of chicken on the menu and there is no wrong choice. The Nashville tenders are great if you can handle spice. Their macaroni and cheese is one of the best I've had. Overall great food, great service, and great ambiance!
Our office team came to Bub City to cele ...
Our office team came to Bub City to celebrate the 55th Birthday of one of our co-workers. It was really a nice place. The food portions were awesome. My trip to the ladies bathroom was an experience. I will definitely recommend to a friend.
Every time I dine here I have a great ex ...
Every time I dine here I have a great experience. The food is impeccable, service is great and attentive, ambiance is excellent. Whether it's a very busy weekend night or a slower weekday evening Bub City never fails to impress.
3 friends meeting for bday dinner on a T ...
3 friends meeting for bday dinner on a Thursday night. Decided to share: pulled pork plate, wings (overdone), brussel sprout salad, and taquitos. All great for sharing! Band was doing their sound-check at 8 which was a nuisance . Then they teased with one song and left.
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