Chicago >Bars & Clubs > Gamekeepers
345 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061441.918340 -87.637658
Neighborhoods: North Side, Lincoln Park
STAY AWAY – DO NOT GO HERE even if you are tempted by the 4am close. . .
Staff is RUDE and have no problem cursing at paying and TIPPING customers.
PS. Watch your money. The only bar I've ever been to that doesn't return change. OH and don't ask how much beer costs bc they make up their own prices to SCAM YOU. Bar staff are inattentive and argumentative. As a bartender myself a small hint: if you're nice to customers they buy more and tip more so you make more! WOW.
This place needs to be shut down fast.
I won't go into detail about the bathrooms, floors, smell, just take my word and stay away.
This Bar Blows – This bar completely blows. I think it's laughable how someone from gamekeepers obviously got on here an gave it a bunch of 5 star ratings. What a joke.
Take it from someone that doesn't work there- this place smokes major pole.
Excellent sports bar & late night party! – Gamekeepers s a staple in this small exclusive Lincoln Park area. They've gone through an extensive renovations including a private party room. Gamekeepers features traditional American cuisine with a Southern touch that is awesome. The food is way above average bar food and they have excellent weekly specials. The bar boasts 42 HD TVs with 3 HD big screens. They carry all the sporting packages and the staff is quick & friendly. Open late nights till 4am & 5am on Saturday which fits the bill when your looking to party late nights.
This place is ANYTHING BUT a fun time. – No joke! Stay the hell away from this place! Two staff members thought they heard some racial slur and that it was me who said it. They met me down in the bathroom while I was using the trough and blocked the exit while threatening me. I didn't know what to think of it, but they were dead serious about it. Bottom line, gtfo. Ravens is right down the block and the staff is much more friendly.
Great Place to Spend New Years – Went there for New Years, place was awesome. Great time with friends, service was great, drinks were cheap, and crowd was on fire. Best place I've been to in a while.
GIVE ME A KISS BIG BOY!!!! – This place holds many memories for me and my NY girls!!! Gamekeepers has it - the SPORTS, the GUYS and a great late night. The bartenders are not so bad either - especially when they dance on the bar. Love those S&L videos they play during half time - and the food is excellent. The waitresses sometimes are little snooooooty - but what the hell - it's a late night bar and that must be there "schtick!" Over-all it get an A-/B+ from me and my girls...our boys seem to love it though!!! SEE YOU FOR THE BEARS GAMES!!!!
BEAR DOWN AT GAMEKEEPERS!!!!!!! – I've spent the last three weeks at this place watching the games. We have enjoyed our servers and the excellent food. The wings are by far the best I've ever had and the service is great (but when it gets busy, they have a problem fighting through the crowd). I know why this place has been around for over 20 years - they are doing all the right things. We'll see them again during the SUPERBOWL to root on our beloved BEARS. I love the S&L skit's they play during halftime - flippin hilarious! Kepp it up Gasmekeepers and we'll see yopu for MARCH MADNESS!!!
AWESOME FOOD and EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE!!!! – jUST WANTED TO DROP A NOTE TO THE FOLKS AT GAMEKEEPERS - we love you!!!!! Not sure what that other user was talking about - my girlfriends and I have been going to Gamekeepers for the last few years for IOWA games and LATE NIGHT...we love the place. We've never seen the bouncers become rough with anybody who wasn't rough with them...and most of the time they just ask them to leave. This place has great food and a "post" college atmosphere. The service is always with a smile - they do get backed up some times during busy events. All-in-all...this staple of Lincoln Park (and my younger years) is always ready to serve you a cold one and put on a game. See you soon guys!!!!
AVOID!!! Horrible place! – It was nice of Gamekeepers to get all there employees to get on this site and write about how great it is. This place is has overly agressive security. Once, I saw the bouncers get the snot out of some guy that wasn't even fighting back. When it was over they went inside and asked who was next. The manager looked like he was encouraging them. It is crammed and very smokey. Plus, it is overpriced for the dive it is, much better bars in the area. The only thing they have going is there ability to stay open late. I guess when you are that drunk at that time you really don't care about anything but it being open.
Love this place - Got to check it out – I've been here a couple times and the service has been great, the bartenders are attentive and the atmosphere casual and fun (and I'm a female). I'd encourage anyone to stop by and check it out for themselves.
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