About John Barleycorn Wrigleyville
This sports-loving Wrigleyville sibling of the Lincoln Park stalwart gives Cubs fans all the space they need to spread out. The handsome two-story space features the familiar nautical theme downstairs, and the second floor, which is fitted with a soaring barrel ceiling, features a stage showcasing live entertainment and plush booths that are big enough to fit your whole team. Fans love that there’s no shortage of flat-screen TVs, including two 100-inch projection screens showing both college and pro teams. This location offers a something-for-everyone menu (Buffalo-style chicken wings, half-pound burgers and beer-battered fish and chips) and can accommodate 30-900 for private parties.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Friday: 5:00am - 2:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Red Line Train: Addison stop CTA Bus: #22 Clark, #152 Addison
John Barleycorn Wrigleyville Ratings and Reviews
We made our reservation on opentable for ...
We made our reservation on opentable for our party of 11 that afternoon. When we arrived at the restaurant they had no record of it and weren't ready for us. The hostess was not very helpful but I persisted and she brought me to her manager, Leo. Leo was awesome and worked diligently to put three tables together from various parts of the restaurant to accommodate our group. It was a really busy time since the Cubs Game had just ended, but he made it happen. Our out of town guests lived their food and it ended up being a great experience. Thank you Leo!!!
Great Find next to the Wrigley Field for ...
Great Find next to the Wrigley Field for pre game dining. The atmosphere was awesome and the place was extremely clean compared to some of the other establishments in the area. Food and the mixed drinks were excellent. Service was quick and courteous.
My only issue with our visit was that I ...
My only issue with our visit was that I took the time to make a reservation through Open Table but when we got there, they did not have our reservation. I showed them the confirmation I received and they did not have anything. It ended up not mattering because they had seating for our party of 10. During our visit they were very attentive - great early bird specials for our first stop of the evening!
Slow service before Cubs game
While we obviously expected service to be slow before a game, it was horri5ly slow. The waitress said food would take 15-20 minutes, but it ended up taking over 45 minutes. We missed the start of the game as a result. If you go before a game, make sure it is at least 1.6 hours before game time and order right away.
The service was poor as well for drinks.
We made a reservation for 7:15pm on a Saturday night. When we arrived at the restaurant, there was a Blackhawks game on so we were told that we would be seated upstairs. We headed upstairs to a table with a reserved sign on it. Sat at the table for a half hour and no server ever came. Finally we just went up to the bar to get a drink. We found out that the bar had only 1 bartender to serve over 100 people. While 1 member of our party was getting drinks, another member tried to find out how we get a waitress to order food as we have been at the restaurant for nearly an hour now. We were told by the manager that the only way to get food was to go downstairs and order at the bar down there (which was over 10 people deep everywhere!) and then wait for the food and walk it back upstairs ourselves. At this point we had to leave. What is the point in offering a reservation when you cannot even order food?
Do not go here with a large group
The music was so loud no one could talk. The waitress got 5/9 orders completely wrong(probably because the music was so loud she couldn't hear our orders). And we were unable to split the bill more than 2 ways. Don't go here with a large group. I was very dissapointed.
Worst experience ever!
Of 8 meals ordered, 3 were wrong and one - a simple burger - didn't come until everyone else was done. Wine was poor quality and because we were upstairs we were told we could only have red wine. Martinis were served in water glasses and were, indeed, watered down. On the positive side the manager gave us significant concessions on the bill.
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