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 Restaurant, Patio/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
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.
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.
We went for brunch since my sister was i ...
We went for brunch since my sister was in town and really wanted to hear country. She loved this place! The service was awesome, everyone very friendly and accommodating when we needed a bigger table for two additional people who came late.
The food was delicious and the drinks superb 👌🏼 We will definitely be coming back!
Had a primo booth right at the front win ...
Had a primo booth right at the front window which was open on a beautiful evening. Always a great time at Bub City. We all felt are food was good but not as much so as in the past. I had burnt ends which aren't quite the same as what I am used to at BBQ places. Atmosphere was vibrant, can be as loud as you want and service was great and not rushed. We will be back
The old Bub City by North Ave was hands ...
The old Bub City by North Ave was hands down our favorite fun, big group destination. This Bub City lacks the ambience of the original as well as the GARLIC ROLLS you used to get when you sat down. The original was a classic and although ok, this place just doesn't have the same feel. With a little fine tuning, this place could rise again.
I really enjoyed Bub City. The food was ...
I really enjoyed Bub City. The food was excellent. I went for dinner and had the beef rib, which was enormous in size, it was juicy, tender, and very flavorful. My side was the brussels sprouts, which were prepared in a tangy, mustardy type of sauce. I love brussels sprouts but was not too sure about the sauce. It was amazing! I loved how the tangy flavor of the sauce cut the bitterness of brussels sprouts. Totally would order it again. I did feel the noise level was insane - from the music playing and the crowd. Sitting across from my friend, I felt like we had to shout to hear one another. There was a band that was getting set up just when we were wrapping up our meal and I'll say I'm quite glad we were not there for it as I expect the noise level would have been even worse. I would go again, probably during lunch, as I think dinner is just a bit too noisy for me.
The bloody mary bar was absolutely outst ...
The bloody mary bar was absolutely outstanding, as was the service. The brunch food choices were expansive, hearty, delicious and quick to arrive. The outdoor dining area was perfect for catching up with friends. I cannot recommend Bub City enough.
This is a great spot for brunch. The blo ...
This is a great spot for brunch. The bloody mary bar is fantastic. I have been here a few times. The staff is not super friendly; it is really hit or miss. The food is pretty good for comfort food. The best day to go is Sunday for brunch and live bands.
We chose Bub City after our son's colleg ...
We chose Bub City after our son's college graduation. Abby was our server and did an excellent job and we felt all of our needs were met. We had a party of 8 so lots of food and drink requests were made. Such a fun place and food was delicious too with large portions for dinner the next night!
Food and Music
Went here with a couple friends to have a celebration of our friend getting a job abroad. The menu is limited and it is difficult to eliminate items off entrees, At Least With The Server We Had. The band was great, they did karaoke that night. People were dancing, drinks not too expensive for the river north area.
Food was overpriced. A mere four slices of brisket was $16. A can of beer was $5. I am a BBQ connoisseur and thought Bub City was average at best. Music and crowd was very loud. I had to shout to talk. Service was very good.
Our service was great. The food, though, ...
Our service was great. The food, though, was subpar. I did not think that our food was worth what we paid for it. I do not think I would return simply because of the price point for a mediocre meal.
We arrived really late for our reservati ...
We arrived really late for our reservation on a Saturday night, my fault I mixed up the time. When we arrived there was a line around the corner to get in and surprisingly they were still holding our table 35 minutes into our reservation, thank goodness!!! Place had great live band, food was awesome and service was very attentive!
We loved brunch and we are happy we made ...
We loved brunch and we are happy we made reservations. The Bloody Mary bar was phenomenal and we were satisfied with 2 of the apps (lobster and brisket nachos) that we didn't even order entres! We will be back for sure, especially since we are new to the neighborhood.
Awesome Bloody Mary Bar!
I'm not normally a huge fan of Bloody Marys, but this place has it all. I tried a Bloody Maria (tequila) then got to choose one of three mixers, and got to garnish my drink with a TON of different spices and toppings. They had grilled cheese sandwiches, different types of olives, pickles, vegetables, sausages, etc., etc. To top it off I got a small bottle of Modelo and it all cost only $10. I highly recommend it!
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