About Park Tavern - Chicago

1645 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
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Park Tavern offers a contemporary spin on the gastropub experience, serving craft beer and authentic food in a casual, urban lodge setting. Featuring over 10,000 square feet of space including an oversized beer garden, two dozen TV"s, corporate event and private dining rooms and multi-level dining areas, Park Tavern is the perfect destination for your next pre-or-post event lunch, dinner, or cocktail gathering.

Located just blocks away from the United Center, this unique sports bar offers a complimentary shuttle service that will escort you directly to and from the arena. Let the games begin!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Cross Street:
Ashland or Paulina

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 243-4276

Website:
http://www.parktavernchicago.com/

Catering:
For catering inquiries, please contact our event coordinator at events@parktavernchicago.com

Parking Details:
Garage and lot parking available. Complimentary shuttle available to and from United Center.

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special event or private dining inquiries, please contact our event coordinator at events@parktavernchicago.com

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Private Dining

Whether you're planning a cocktail reception, corporate event, wedding, or holiday party, let the team at Park Tavern take your event to the next level. Our events and catering professionals can tailor something special for any crowd, budget or style.

Park Tavern - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.2

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4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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great pregame for the blackhawks game.

Dined on April 20, 2016

I order brisket sandwich which wasn't very good. it wasn't like any other brisket I have had. I had asked for no cheese and mine still came with cheese. my wife ordered the chopped salad, loved it. overall it was a good dining experience, still ate most of the brisket but I wouldn't order it again. saw several other items I wish I would have ordered. will be back again, hopefully weather nicer so can sit outside, that looked awesome.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Good location

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

Great place to have dinner and drinks before United Center event. Tacos were good

Tags: good for groups, late-night find
food4
ambience5
service2
value4

Bulls shuttle and good food

Dined on April 9, 2016

The main reason we went to Park Tavern was for the free shuttle to the Bulls game but had dinner before and drinks after the game. They have good food and lots of options. The Irish Mule cocktail was really good. The only thing they need to work on is the service. We were ignored for awhile when we walked in despite there being two people at the front desk. All you have to say is, hi guys, be with you in just a minute. Not that hard. The servers aren't very personable and seemed out of it. Overall good experience and will be back again if we're headed to another game.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
food2
ambience3
service2

Not that great, we felt like we were bei ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Not that great, we felt like we were being rushed

food5
ambience5
service5

Food and service were outstanding! I wou ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Food and service were outstanding! I would highly recommend the Park Tavern!

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Great as usual

Dined on April 7, 2016

There is no better place to visit prior to a United Center event. Jerry, the shuttle driver is becoming one of Chicago's most entertaining and timely driver to and from the UC. Oh, and the food is great and very creative. Check the daily special mac and cheese.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Pregame Hotspot

Dined on April 6, 2016

Visiting from out-of-town. Pre-gamed at Park Tavern before Iron Maiden concert at the United Center along with a zillion other concert goers. My fish tacos were excellent, and I'm kinda picky about fish tacos. My friend had a buffalo chicken sandwich that looked great. Above average craft beer selection. Friendly and prompt service. This doesn't really strike me as a "metal" bar, but it was a nice touch to have Iron Maiden playing on the restaurant PA. Will go there again if my concert travels take me to the United Center.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Iron Maiden Pre-Party

Dined on April 6, 2016

Stopped in before the Iron Maiden show 4-6-16. The bar had lots of Maiden freebies to give away, bar has a nice atmosphere, staff were nice and professional. Would definitely recommend this bar. Look forward to going back when we have more time to spend there.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5

Great place. Shuttle is awesome

Dined on April 2, 2016

Great place. Shuttle is awesome

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Experience

Dined on March 25, 2016

First time at the Park Tavern and we loved every minute of it. Great atmosphere with friendly and timely service even in the midst of a hectic NCAA Basketball crowd. Great place for a bite to eat, drink with friends, or a night out to have some adult fun.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Home run by staff during crazy-busy event

Dined on March 25, 2016

Went here ahead of the NCAA regional semi-finals at the United Center. Place was crazy-busy but the staff had food and drink served in excellent time. Great food; shuttle to the United Center is a great bonus.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Slos in Chicago

Dined on March 25, 2016

We loved Park Tavern! Great food and a fun atmosphere. The service was great and you could feel the energy in the room. We liked the outside seating area too. The complimentary shuttle to and from the United Center was a huge bonus. The driver was professional and courteous and it all worked well. We will be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

In town for NCAA tournaments

Dined on March 25, 2016

Service and food was excellent - was there both before and after the games and everything was great! Really had a great time all day.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for Hawks games.

Dined on March 22, 2016

Staff is great, from the time you walk in the door till the moment you leave.

Tags: special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Even Welcomes Wild Fans (Kind of) ;)

Dined on March 20, 2016

It was my first time going to a hockey game at the United Center. I found Park Tavern on Yelp - all of the reviews said it was a great place to get food and drinks beforehand. We had a reservation at 6:30, but were able to get us in a little before that. My food and drink were delicious and our waiter was extremely friendly. It was super easy to park and the shuttle over to the United Center was awesome! Although we were a couple of Wild fans in a sea of Blackhawks it was still a great first experience and I will definitely be returning if I get the chance to see another game!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food and drinks.

vip
Dined on March 16, 2016

Great food and drinks.

food5
ambience5
service4

Definitely will be coming back again! We ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

Definitely will be coming back again! We were seating quickly and our server was awesome! Our food was brought out to us ridiculously fast we were shocked but amazed and the food was excellent!! Loved, loved , loved the ambiance of the place all together.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Tommy can you hear me?

Dined on March 10, 2016

My date and I went to Park Tavern prior to attending the WHO concert at the United Center. We parked next door with a Spot Hero app for $9 and had a nice dinner. The soup was spicy but tasty, the tacos were delicious and the lettuce wedge was more than filling. Oh yes, the calamari was great with the special sauce provided. We will return!!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service4

Enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and foo ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and food

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great, friendly service. Tacos are outs ...

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Great, friendly service. Tacos are outstanding. Ask for Julian.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Decent for pregame, but beware of parking issues

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

The bar food is decent here. My boyfriend and I have been coming here before games/concerts, but are going to think twice now. We went to the Bulls game on Saturday night. We parked at Park Tavern and had dinner before the game. After the game we came back to a completely blocked in car. Despite the fact that MULTIPLE security personnel were in the parking lot, they allowed our car to be blocked. They did not seem to know what to do. Finally, after waiting longer than we would have liked, one of the cars (that was parked legally in front of us) came back from the game and we were able to leave. However, we should have never been put in that position. With all of the personnel in the parking lot, how was it that we were allowed to be blocked in so that we could not leave? The parking lot personnel were rude, not helpful, and could not come up with a solution. I even called the towing company just before the other car arrived to allow us exit of the parking lot. This will be our last visit to this establishment.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Park Tavern and Blackhawks go together

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

We always go here before the Blackhawks game or a concert at the UC and love it. They are very accommodating and friendly.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

Great place to eat before Bulls/Hawks Game

Dined on February 27, 2016

Park Tavern is a very nice place to go before and/or after a Bulls/Blackhawks game. The service was very good (Julian was our waiter). We went before a Bulls game, and the restaurant provides free parking in back of the building and a free shuttle to the United Center. The staff couldn't have been nicer. We ordered pizza, which was not up to our standards, but other people around us ordered burgers and tacos, and they said they were very good. The beer selection was good, and aside from the pizza, there are probably other items on the menu that are good.

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Great place to go before & after a Hawk's game!

Dined on February 25, 2016

Great place to eat before the Hawk's game -- the foot-long grilled cheese with bacon is amazing! Nice place and the servers are excellent!

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Dinner with the family...

Dined on February 19, 2016

My daughter was home for a brief visit from college, and I thought it would be a good idea to have a late lunch/early dinner. I chose Park Tavern because of a previous good experience there. The food was great, the service was great, the portion sizes were plentiful, we were seated right away even though the restaurant was packed...it was just a pleasant experience all around. The pathway to 5 stars for Park Tavern (in my opinion) is consistency. If my future visits are this extraordinary, they can count on my business, and my referrals, as long as they're open for business. The Tater Tots are awesome... ~Dr. J.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great place

Dined on February 15, 2016

We went to a Hawks game and stoppped here first. The free parking, was a big plus. The food was great, big selection of craft beer. the free shuttle to the United center sealed the deal. We would go back again.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
food3
ambience4
service1
value3

Service lacking...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We have been going to this place, before Blackhawk games, since it was MORRETTI's so we are very familiar. This is the yet another time (4x this year) when ordering an appetizer or a dinner salad along with an entrée... all food arrives at the same time - not sure who wants to eat their meal in that manner! Also, my guest asked for 'dressing on the side' which did not occur so she said to "take it back - she didn't want it now" - but, unfortunately although the server verified that is how order was put in and yet the $5.00 salad was NOT removed from the bill. There is disconnect somewhere along the line either training, hiring, quality control, etc. but this minor irritation transcends the age and or gender of the server and can be quite an irritating situation. The sky is not falling but someone in training needs to go over the ABC's of serving. It's not rocket science but they figured out how to charge $3 for ice in a cocktail; so lets put this one to bed as well. STILL A CUSTOMER BUT.......

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious

Dined on February 13, 2016

We were sested quickly. The staff was very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

blackhawk hot spot

Dined on February 13, 2016

great place to have some cocktails and good food. then take the bus ride over for the Blackhawks game. good times!

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Shuttle a nice touch.

Dined on February 12, 2016

Food was good. Beer and wine selection adequate. If you're going on game night, make a reservation and go early to get parking. Shuttle to the game is great idea but hustle out after the game because it only makes a couple post game runs. You could get stuck walking back. Staff was very friendly.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

comment

Dined on February 11, 2016

Enjoyed the experience, however, very disappointed when I received an email stating I didn't honor my reservation. Will make me reconsider going again even though I recommend the establishment.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

We are in town on vacation from the U.K. ...

Dined on February 10, 2016

We are in town on vacation from the U.K. We had tickets for a Bulls game and came here from the recommendations of other reviews. Superb service all round. Food was fast, hot and delicious! Portion sizes are generous and the price was surprising- in a good way! Service was great. Tav, our waiter couldn't do enough for us! Then to top it off they put on a free shuttle bus to and from the game at the United Center! Great for us who are unfamiliar with the area! The atmosphere inside was buzzing which is always good! We have tickets for the Blackhawks game in a few days... I think we'll be definitely returning!

food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Great before events at the United Center!

Dined on February 10, 2016

Located very close to the United Center, so it makes a great spot to grab food and drinks before a game. Free parking lot in the back or validated parking ($5) in the garage across the street. They were slammed before the Hawks game, so I'm glad I was able to get a reservation. Service was decent considering the large crowd before the game. They also offer a free shuttle to/from the UC. Shuttle is small, so I'd recommend lining up before you want to leave. If you don't make it or don't want to wait, it's only about a 10 minute walk to the stadium. The restaurant is a little off the main drag, so you don't have to deal with post-game traffic.

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service3
value4

Great for before / during Blackhawks games

Dined on February 10, 2016

Awesome place to grab drinks and a bite to eat before or during a blackhawks game. They also provide free shuttle to the game and validate parking in the garage across the street. The place is very busy before the game so get there early and make a reservation! The beer list was great and the food was very good. The crispy brussel sprouts were incredible!

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved it!

Dined on January 24, 2016

We just ate at Park Tavern and loved it! The food was great! Service was amazing and the free shuttle ride to the United Center was the best perk ever! We would recommend this place to anyone and we already have!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a treat

vip
Dined on January 24, 2016

Park Tavern & the Blackhawks are a perfect match. We were even seated early as I arrived well before my reservation .It is always tasty food and good conversation before the game.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Eats before concert

Dined on January 18, 2016

The food was good. The service quick. Reservations a must if anything is going on at the United Center. I made reservation through open table but, the Park Tavern didn't have them. I had to show my email confirmation. No reservations it was a 90 minute wait!

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service2

This is our usual go to place before a B ...

Dined on January 17, 2016

This is our usual go to place before a Blackhawks game. I recently started eating gluten free and this was my second time there since then. The first time I had no problems. This time however, was not so good of an experience. We had a server who we felt wasn't the best before. Slow and not very attentive. I ordered the gluten free Mac of the day. Because they were busy, it took a while to come out. When it did, it was not the gluten free pasta. Our not so smart waiter came over and apologized said 'sorry, I didn't know there was gluten in pasta'..... I had to wait again for the correct pasta to be made. I ordered off the gluten free menu. Perhaps he just didn't care, or it was too loud on there. Regardless, I was not impressed with that server yet again. Other than that, the food is usually good as well as the service, unless you get that one guy :(

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great food and service - I will be back!

Dined on January 17, 2016

This is a great place to grab a drink and some appetizers/food before any event at United Center! Great service, good atmosphere - definitely a Do Over!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Pre United Center

Dined on January 15, 2016

Great place to grab drinks and dinner before Bulls or Blackhawks. Free shuttle to the United Center!

Tags: hot spot

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