Chicago >Food & Dining > John Barleycorn Lincoln Park
658 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061441.923820 -87.646175
Closed Mondays from: January 1st - March 1st
Neighborhoods: North Side, Lincoln Park
Great Sports Bar – This is a great sports bar. Definitely an Iowa bar. My son goes to the University of Iowa so I've come to this bar a few times with him to watch the game. The food isn't bad, a little better than regular bar food and the drinks are good. This place is always a great time.
Good bar for a reunion – Back in town for a high school reunion. We got wrist bands, and open bar for three hours. It was a good atmosphere to see old pals and I had a great time. I had never been here before but I liked it. Food is suprisingly yummy. Check out the beergarden its cool.
Good old fashion bar – I first started hanging out at Barleycorn in college. I usually goto the Wrigleyville location, but they are all good. Lots of fun people here, cool music and they love sports! This is a good bar.
Fun Bar – This is a fun bar to have a party. They have god drink specials for big groups of people, plus you can rent out the upstairs if you have a large enough group.
Not a fan of this bar at all – I dont like John Barleycorn at all. This bar is a good example of what happens when frat boys run wild. They are always crowded, the music is terrible, the other customers are obnoxious and the drink prices are outrageous. I dont recommend you go here.
The worst bar in Chicago – This place is terrible. Its dirty, smell and filled with annoying drunk people. I don't understand what the appeal is but I cant stand the place. The only time I ever went in I saw junk all over the floor, waste all over the bathroom and a long line for over priced watered down drinks. I am never ever going back there.
March Madness – Please come to Barleycorn and watch Michigan State win the Final Four! $15 buckets of beer and dollar sliders.
Great food, "brah" – Well, I've been to this bar a number of times with friends that come up from being at U of I down in Cham/Urbana. Needless to say, this bar caters to the frat vibe. The food here is amazing though, so getting there a little eary can be recommended to get a seat. Not to mention the overwhelming stench of A&F and Lacoste cologne could ruin anyones appetite. The bar is usually fun, but I've been witness to a few fights and scuffles in and outside of the bar which makes it less an enjoyable place. When it isn't as packed, it's definately more fun and you don't leave with your ears ringing (they BLAST club music) or some injury from "brahs" stumbling about. Price is decent, but you can easily go to most other bars down the block for a cheaper beer. Overall, I'd recommend it, because it's usually variable if it is or isn't fun, and I can't blame that on the bar, it's more the people that show up.
Best Burger in Town – For years, this has been the place for a great burger -- well seasoned and served with great cottage fries. Forget the wine selection, but take advantage of at least 20 brews on tap. A nice outdoor patio -- and classical music inside (at times).
This former prohibition tavern has been about spirited comradeship since an Irish policeman built it in 1890. – Everyone from DePaul students to graying grownups come for the casual brunch, lunch or dinner in two spacious dining rooms, both decorated with scores of model frigates, galleons and schooners left behind by a Belgian owner from the '60s. Entertaining family? Consider it safe to bring parents for a casual drink or meal--at least until 10pm on weekends. That's when hordes of students and young professionals line up around the block waiting to get in, banging elbows once inside and in the beer garden.
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