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“Excellent BBQ”
Review of Bub City

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Ranked #227 of 10,814 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Transit: 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
Description: Bub City is Chicago's destination for barbecue, whiskey and live country music and is open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and late night dining. The Southern spot offers more than 125 different whiskeys from well-known and independent distilleries throughout the country, a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar on the weekends and live country music every day of the week.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I came to Chicago for a business trip and my cousin also lives here. She suggested coming here to meet for dinner, and I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere. They have an entire whiskey bar and also offer beer and whiskey flights. The BBQ is delicious. I had the char-grilled chicken sandwich and it was very good. They have 3 types of BBQ sauce to put on your dinner. I will definitely be back on my next trip!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Rod9391
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Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Bub City, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Your cousin must know what's up! We are glad to hear that you had a great first experience with us. Can't wait to see you the next time you are in town.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

we went here Saturday night ,, had the brisket, chicken , pork, ribs , wings all were good the pimento cheese spread was good also

Date of visit: March 2018
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Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Bub City, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks for stopping by Kirt! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Whiskey and Beer selection was great not good for kids. You need to make a reservation and the staff was great. A little pricey for the food served.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Nina G
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Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Bub City, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Lively place with good BBQ. We were there on a saturday night and it was quite busy but the service was still good and the food came out in a reasonable amount of time.

Something on the menu for everyone. Prices are reasonable. Sides are very large portions - best to save a few $ and share them.

Would definitely go back!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Bob M
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Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Bub City, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks for the support, Bob! Can't wait to see you the next time you are in.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We reserved on the website and arrived a little early so got a drink. We had the back porch tea and an Old Fashioned. Being used to old fashioned sweet or sours, this was extremely strong. I'm sure it would be fine for most people, but was a little too much for me so I nursed it all through dinner.

The place is very casual and comfortable. Don't plan on having important conversations because the room gets very loud. For dinner, they have sampler platters where you can choose 2, 3, or 4 different meats with 2 sides plus cornbread and slaw. We ordered 1 platter to get the sides, and one regular BBQ entrée since we didn't need that much food. We got ribs, brisket, and burnt ends. We got the "lean" brisket and talked about not liking a lot of fat on the meat. So when the burnt ends showed up and had lots of fat, that was a little disappointing -- if their ends come with a lot of fat, the server could have told us and we'd have done something different.

The flavor of the meat was good, we liked the hot and sweet and spicy sauces. The cornbread was good, as were the brisket beans.

We had to leave before the band started, but I'd love to go back another time and stay longer.

Date of visit: March 2018
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