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The Foundry

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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85 Executive Dr, Aurora, IL 60504-4101
+1 630-978-2088
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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177 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Although we didn't eat at the Foundry, we enjoy some drinks and played pool. It's located in a former movie theater (be sure to ask the front end personnel about it's tainted history). The place is huge with dozens of monster TVs. On this night it wasn't too crowded. No cover charge. Pool was a little pricey but we still... More 

Thank LookingForBigfoot
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Very Unique pace to visit with a cigar smoking area. Made to look like an old factory and I was disappointed when I found out it never was. Guess it was an old movie theater which sort of took away the charm but it sure had me fooled. Bars are on several separate areas, up and down but if you... More 

Thank Richard A
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Generally my team and end up in the foundry after dinner. Good pool tables, cool ambience, good choice of beer! Have been here many times now and it's always a good night out. Tried the bar food on the most recent trip and I highly recommend their hot ghost burger! Always fun!

Thank Alistair W
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I go here to bet on the horses. It's the biggest OTB around. On big race days a group of us always have a table reserved. The food is bar food, it's ok at best. The drinks are pricy. Mug refills are the only way to go if you're a beer drinker. Take a cab though if you have a... More 

Thank Justin S
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204 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

Lots of TV's and OTB on site- food is so-so. Service when I was there was fine but their management of tables is poor and I don't know how they get away with having a smoking room- I am shocked they are not in violation of some regulation or code. If you want to watch the races and place a... More 

Thank Mark S
Darien, Illinois
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

I went to this bar last year to watch the Packers game because they had a Packer room with sound. When I got there, I was told they no longer have this room. Seemed very odd as they had a room for Steeler fans and when 75% of this bar was filled with Packer fans while having the Bears game... More 

Thank AviatorMat
Aurora, Illinois
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314 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

TVs are awesome for sporting events, however food is below average and overpriced and service is slow. Seems management does not care if you come back. Used to be a really fun place to go for a game, not any more.

Thank AuroraMom
Aurora, Illinois
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171 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Service is SLOWWWWW. The staff are nice, I guess but not very social. Perhaps because they know that they wont be working there long. Whomever designed the layout only thought people would be watching the numerous TV's. Volume way to high... you have to yell. That's not what normal people want in a bar. The chairs really suck. The food... More 

1 Thank Joe R
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Cool SportsBar scene with the walls of TVs but horrendous service. I had heard and read that this was a huge problem with the place but tried it anyway. After sitting at a table for 10 minutes without an employee making eye contact with us we headed out. Don't waste your time...

Thank 945paul
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234 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

I used to be a regular customer but had not been back for awhile, and now I guess I know why. Came for a social gathering. The bar was cold, had few customers, and the staff really did not seem like they cared to have business. They had a new menu for food and tried a few things off it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Executive Dr, Aurora, IL 60504-4101
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-978-2088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?