Schoolyard Tavern

(773) 528-8226 | View Website

3258 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions   60657

41.941474 -87.664040

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM

Bars & Pubs, Bars & Clubs, College Bars  more

More Categories: Neighborhood Bars, Singles Bars, Sports Bars, Taverns, Restaurants

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, After Work, Outdoor Seating

Bar & Club Type of Music: Rock & Pop

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Lakeview, North Side

Schoolyard Tavern
Schoolyard Tavern
Goat Cheese Quesadilla, Mini Cheeseburgers, Soft Pretzels, Southport Queso, Schoolyard Wings, Hummus and Guacamole, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Buffalo Rolls, The Yard (Cheeseburger), The Whole Nine (Double Burger)... more

Reviews for Schoolyard Tavern


On the surface, looks like boring bar food. But surprisingly tasty burgers and Bell's Oberon abound.

over a year ago

Great for watching sports and Yummy Bar Food. – This is a sports bar with some great food. They have wonderful salads, which is sounds funny for a bar but they really are delicious. They also have great appetizers from the pretezls, to the mini sliders to the mac and cheese bites that are so good! They usually have some sort of food and drink specials each night if you are on a budget. During the day and dinner is a mix of people, later in the evening it is a much younger crowd.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Worst Service Ever Experienced – I used to love Schoolyard, but that was before I started to regularly get charged for more than what I ordered. The first couple times I chalked it up to busy nights or bad bartenders. However, my limits were finally tested when I was charge almost $60 for about $30 in drinks. I brought this up to the bartenders attention. It was then that the manager (from off to the side) mouthed off to me. I tried to explain what happened, but he kept talking down to me including asking me "what do you want me to do to make you go away?" and then saying "i'll give you twenty bucks to shut up". one of the bouncers actually had to hold him back. it was absurd. i have never experienced such poor service in my life.

over a year ago

Smart-looking Southport bar that's comfortable for the neighborhood's jocks and preppies. – The Scene
A collegiate theme comes off unexpectedly prim, like Princeton circa the 1950s. High tin ceilings, shelves of books, wood trim and plaid wallpaper suggest a classy old-school library--though one thankfully outfitted with a massive mirrored bar. The back room has more sit-down space for dining, and its own smaller bar; additional sidewalk seating is perfect for sipping Blue Moons on summer nights.

The Draw
An amiable staff, 16 draft and 12 bottled beers, and more than a dozen TVs--including a projection screen in the front room--keep the Schoolyard bustling with post-collegiate Wrigleyvillians even midweek. An above-average food menu includes sandwiches (varsity steak), appetizers (crab cake Rangoon), salads (the Ivy Leaguer), and entrees like lamb chops and fish tacos. An after-work visit to this corner tavern can easily last late into the night, as you are surrounded by loud, but well-mannered company.

over a year ago

Great Hang Out – Schoolyard has become one of my favorite hang outs. Great crowd, friendly staff, relaxed environment. I was also excited to see that they now have outside seating for the summer. They have great food too - I would suggest the chicken tortilla soup, rueben rolls, and if you have room for dessert go for the skillet cookie. Great wrigleyville bar.


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College Bar (2007)
Nominations Nominated for:
Bar Food (2005)
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