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
Great atmosphere and the food is almost ...
Great atmosphere and the food is almost as good as in the south. Tuesday karaoke is a riot :)
Waitress took 10-15 minutes to come to o ...
Waitress took 10-15 minutes to come to our table after we sat, food was subpar, chicken was dry, syrup for waffles tasted like it hard artificial sweetener. Music was good and blood mary bar had a lot of options.
Amazing Food, Service, and most importan ...
Amazing Food, Service, and most importantly WHISKEY!!!
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.
The ribs were the best ever. Tater tots ...
The ribs were the best ever. Tater tots were super, even the last few when they were cold. Slaw excellent with a background taste of horseradish.
Brunch and Bloodys
Great bloody bar with lots of options. Brunch was very good, we ordered biscuits and gravy, hash brown with egg, and chicken and waffles. The hash browns kind of lacked in flavor for me, but the other two dishes were fabulous.
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.
Pretty sure I got food poisoning from th ...
Pretty sure I got food poisoning from them, hence the bad review.
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.
Great food and entertainment of a live b ...
Great food and entertainment of a live band. Went there on a Monday evening and it had a great atmosphere! Definitely will go back!
Love this place!
Great service!! Shout out to Ozgood! He's been my server both times. Amazing food and I love the live music :)
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!
Great food and service
Love the food, music and atmosphere here! The wait staff is outstanding.
Lively Southern Style Bar
Live music stage and BBQ fare in the middle of river north makes for a great night out.
Get the burnt ends - melt in your mouth! ...
Get the burnt ends - melt in your mouth! And whisky with ginger ale? Yes plz!
Good Food, Good Drinks
The food was great, it was beyond my expectations. I had the chicken in the bun and was pretty much a half of a whole chicken. It was cooked well and the sauce was good. Theres a large list of whiskies if you are a whisky fan, this is the place to be in the River North area.
The Bloody Mary bar is one of the best i ...
The Bloody Mary bar is one of the best in the city and the live music is always fun.
This is a great Sunday brunch spot. Live country music, outdoor seating, DIY bloody mary bar and/or bottomless mimosas.
Love this place
My husband and I took our niece and her fiance out for dinner and thought this would be a fun place to go. The fiance is from Kansas City and always brags about the great BBQ. He ordered and after taking his first bite said, WOW this place is as good as Kansas City! I have the pull chicken sandwich and my husband had the burnt tips. Everyone enjoyed their dinner!
Not so Great Service
when we first got to the restaurant it was great, didn't have to wait in long line outside, had to wait about 15 min before getting seated. once seated no server came up to greet us and people were leaving empty drinks on table and leaning on our table. Not a very good date if you ask me. Got up to leave told hostess and she didn't even remember seating us...so basically we were forgotten. Not very good service overall.
Love everything about this place!
Love everything about this place!
This was our second visit to Bub City. Try to get there every visit to Chicago. Love bbq food, and this fits the bill. Crowded, noisy place, but the food is delicious.
We had dinner here, nice atmosphere, good food, lot of tv's, for us it looked like typical American :-) Burger, ribs and pulled pork tasty. Very good service!
Great bbq with great music and drinks
Great bbq with great music and drinks
I love Bub city
My friends and I come here for food all the time. I decided to have my birthday dinner and drinks here and it was the best!
Ok For Lunch
Went to Bub City for dinner but was disappointed by the atmosphere and frankly the food choices. The menu seemed to be more of a lunch menu and really didn't have a lot to chose from. This is a good place to stop with friends for a beer or to have lunch, but if you want a relaxing dinner with great cocktails I do not recommend this restaurant. I had the brisket sandwich which was very dry and tasteless. The coleslaw was very good. Our waiter gave us excellent service.
Fun Country Bar
Good eats, good music! Fun atmosphere! Can't wait to go back!
Great BBQ and live music
Great BBQ and live music
Great food and music especially if you l ...
Great food and music especially if you love BBQ and country music.
Still dreaming about it
Went here on the recommendation of some local friends while I visiting the city-sooooo happy we took their advice and tried it for brunch. Every single thing was delicious. I only wish my stomach was as big as my eyes. Disappointed that I don't live in Chicago to experience this all the time. Loved the live music, too!! Service was extremely quick, especially given that it was Sunday brunch. Drinks were delicious. Reservations are probably a good idea.
finally found a country bar!
The music was great. It's hard to find a country bar in downtown Chicago but finally found one! Bub City was overall excellent. Server was very friendly. Great food at a good price. Definitely coming back again!
Best Fried Chicken Sandwich Ever!
Hands down the best fried chicken sandwich. I tell everyone this and everyone who has tried it agrees. Sweet tea is pretty good too considering this is Chicago and all. Great service and fun atmosphere.
Bad BBQ - Loud Country Music
The music, even on a loop so we suffered through it twice, was the best part of the meal. The chicken wings were burnt. The BBQ Nachos were cold. The Ribs were fatty. The beef was tough. The coleslaw was swimming in mayo. Seriously. Don't go.
Great weekend brunch spot
I loved Bub City for a weekend brunch spot. The food was delicious and the bloody mary bar was awesome.
Quality has gone downhill
Our waiter was very slow to attend to our table. Upon receiving the food, we were not asked how our food was because our waiter was never around. The fried chicken was extremely undercooked, bleeding and I was unable to eat my meal, it was obvious I was unable to eat it and the waiter never questioned. Also no manager in sight to speak to. I have been going there for the past two years so I am hoping this was just an off day
Great stop for drinks and food before a show
Live music, a margarita bar, and awesome service! Ordered a bunch of food and just shared everything, all food was great Mac and cheese was a favorite. Server was outstanding! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and was a large contributing factor to why we will come back! Really vibrant spot in river north!
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