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We went here for a group meal (7 diners). The food was great, delicious and authentic BBQ. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Before dinner we sat at the bar for a couple of drinks. The bar staff were more than happy to go through their selection of beers and whiskey. Overall a great dining experience.
Perfect place to unwind, hang out with friends, eat great food and enjoy live music. Love this place — always a great vibe with really friendly service!
We were in town from Ohio, celebrating 2 birthdays and meeting up with a Chicago friend. It was a first time for all of us. The food was phenomenal and prices were fair. Meals are definitely shareable! Our server was helpful and fairly fast but also seemed to be a bit curt and short with us; not overly friendly. I would definitely recommend it and go there again.
Laid back fun with great adult beverage options and swanky honky tonk music
consistently great food and good vibes. awesome customer service. always a great time! highly recommend for friends and family getting together. also, great place to have the kids tag along! highly recommend.
Great food and service
Love the pulled pork with Mac and cheese!
Service was okay, the waitress seemed a little rude and didn’t check on us often enough. I ordered the Chipotle Mac & Cheese and it was way too spicy to eat (and I like spicy food). Their food is usually very good. The service has never been the best but the food usually makes it worth it.
One of the best BBQ restaurants we've been to! Will be back!
Food was good smoked barbeque! My chicken was perfectly smoked, tender and juicy. Sometimes hard to achieve in good ole bbq. The live music was awesome.
The food was great and so was service no long wait for food
Had read about this place in Chicago magazine and wanted a casual but delicious dinner. This place is casual, but the food is just not good. You'd get a better meal at a chain in a suburb. The bbq meat tasted blah and the sauces were not good. Bathrooms are in the basement and not clean. We couldn't get out of hear fast enough.
Good live music & good service. I liked the valet service and the front staff made it seem safe.
Pretty pricey and most of the foods didn't come with sides. It's BBQ, sides are the best part. I had the fried chicken supposedly nashville style. Definitely didn't taste anything like Hattie B's, mostly fried batter and little meat. Ribs were really tiny. Mac and cheese was really good.
I brought a couple friends from out of town here for dinner. The day started a little rocky, we didn't see a server for 10 minutes. The Manager noticed and came over and apologized and took our drink order and ordered us some complimentary appetizers.
The server was great, she was friendly and attentive. The food was quick, we got fried pickles for the appetizer (definitely recommend), I had shredded pork shoulder, my friend had shredded chicken.
Overall always a great experience here. If you are looking for a night out, they also have great country bands!
Great lunch with the family...huge portions and delicious food.
I made an reservation here for my husbands birthday dinner with our two friends. We were very excited about the Nashville feel this restaurant has to offer. We came downtown from Bolingbrook about an hour away to spend most of our evening here and then check out the other bars in the area later in the evening. At the very beginning of the night the waitress bringing our food spilled my plate right on top of me. Red sauce all over my white pants. Completely covering the top and seeping through to the back. I tried to stay as nonchalant as possible. But my vibe was instantly killed. I was wet, dirty, and embarrassed, while having to sit in that throughout our entire dinner. And had to hold my jacket over my front area while getting up to go to the bathroom to hope no one noticed. Everyone noticed. It was terrible and embarrassing and I felt like the entire bar was looking at me as random people said “I have to see how bad it was.” As I walked to the bathroom. The manager offered to reimburse my dry cleaning and take our first round of drinks off the dinner bill. I can’t believe they felt comfortable giving me a bill at all. My night was ruined. Food and music was really good. Overall experience... Not so much.
We really loved the food here. Had the brisket and Nashville fried chicken and they were delicious. Love the Cole slaw too, very unique. We visited during March madness and it was a super place to catch a game. Great food and great service, my only wish was for a bigger selection of local beers. Totally recommend!
Late night food menu starts early and the pickin’s are limited. Otherwise - great time!
Very good bbq in a fun atmophere. Prices are reasonable. Portions are good sized - sides are best shared as they are too big for one.
Crazy busy for St. Patrick's Day, but staff handled it well.
Great overall dining experience. Excellent whisky and bourbon selection. The brisket is very tasty.
Amazing service, so helpful and pleasant. Went to for brunch and the music volume was perfect, we were able to have a quiet conversation and still enjoy the band.
The food , service, and atmosphere was great. It is a small.place and when the music started up it made it difficult to talk to people at the table
Have wanted to visit this restaurant for several years. So finally made it but was big disappointment because it is really a bar that serves bbq. My bad. This is not a kid friendly place as it has lots of foul language patrons talking loud. If you go, do not accept any pub type tables near the bar as they cram you in and it is difficult to have room to eat. We ordered the famous spare ribs and baby backs which are served with a rub and little or no sauce baked on. You get to pour it on cold like ketchup. I don't like this practice for my ribs but am sure many people like it that way. Flavor was just Ok . The wait staff was very good and friendly. But we waited for some time for a table even with rsv and when we got the text our table was ready , the hostess looked confused and quickly put us at any old table she saw. It was by the bar unfortunately. Won't go back but can cross this off my list . Been eating ribs for many years but this place does not make the cut.
Celebrating a birthday with a group of 5 girls. Arrived early for our reservation and we were seated right away! Serving the brunch and lunch menu. No one was disappointed. And we were all stuffed! Waitress was so kind and brought out a birthday treat!
We come once a year for our annual Chicago girl's trip and we always have such a great time! Bub City has never disappointed!
This trip (3/3/18) was our absolute favorite. Our server, Lauren, was amazing!
Like a high class country bar The food is very good and there is an extensive drink menu.
Great Bloody Mary bar with everything from mini grilled cheese bits to bacon. Fried pickles were very good and the fried chicken sandwich was amazing as well.
The Live music was great and the food was tasty, would recommend!
Great drinks, loved the whiskey shots and bloody bar. Food was delicious! Service was great and we loved the live music during brunch.
We had a great time.
Amazing fried chicken!
The Bloody Mary bar was incredible and loads of fun!
My mother’s purse was stolen from the restaurant and the staff there acted like it was no big deal. They offered no apology, horrible customer service. They took no responsibility or was pathetic to our situation.
Great food & live music!
My wife and I tried this place for the first time and were very impressed. We made a reservation luckily, otherwise there is no way we were getting a seat. This place was PACKED! from the very moment we got there until the time we left it was shoulder to shoulder with a line out the door. Must be good right?! IT WAS! We only ordered appetizers but they were both amazing!! We shared the buffalo bites and loaded fires and they were both ate in their entirety. I tried a delicious whiskey at the recommendation of a man name Brad who I will get back to shortly. We didn't stay long enough to see the band but we weren't in a very ideal seating location for that either way. We were seated in a very high traffic spot so we were constantly being bumped or talked over by other patrons. That aside we had a wonderful time here and will absolutely return to try more of their delicious food and whiskey. Ok back to Brad, I presume he was a manager of sorts. He was so unbelievably helpful, and welcoming. He more or less acted as our server too, ours was mostly non-existant. He spoke to us in length about the menu and gave me an incredible bourbon recommendation. He touched our table several times throughout our visit and before we could leave he left us with several gift cards so that we would return. He apologized for our seating location and thanked us for coming. This really stood out to us. We did not complain once, even to each other, about a single thing. We were really enjoying ourselves and those things were just background noise to us. So thank you Brad G for your incredible hospitality. We will without a doubt return and I intend to suggest Bub City to all of my friends.
Waitresses were extremely rude and pushy. Bad vibes.
Great food!! Assistance of staff was very accommodating