We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Timothy O'Toole's Pub

622 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011 (Near North Side)
+1 312-642-1684
Improve this listing
Ranked #264 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Description: Timothy O'Toole's is Chicago's favorite sports bar for over 20 years. Located two blocks east of Michigan Ave on Ontario, Timothy O'Toole's boasts 72 HD Flatscreens and 48 beers on tap.
Write a Review

285 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fairfax, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A block from our hotel, this was a fun and delicious late-night option for dinner after a busy day. Friendly waitress talked me into switching from one of my faves, a Moscow mule made with vodka, to an Irish mule made with whiskey. Loved it! As a vegetarian, was thrilled to find amazingly great veggie burgers prepared with all the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Planned to factor this into my Chicago trip after seeing it on man vs food. Food was just ok, nothing special. Atmosphere a bit plain, but still friendly and fun enough. If you only have a few nights in Chicago like we did, give it a miss and make the most of your time elsewhere instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sara M, Owner at Timothy O'Toole's Pub, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for completing the comment card while at our restaurant. This type of thoughtful feedback is extremely helpful and important to us in delivering the highest levels of quality and service to our valuable customers. We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards. With... More

Centerville, Ohio, USA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was staying downtown at the Doubletree and wanted to grab a cold beer and some grub. I walked up the street to O'Toole's and was pleasantly surprised. They have an incredible selection of craft beers and late night food. The bar tenders were very polite and attentive. I will definitely be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Large, well run cellar bar/diner with plenty of friendly, helpful staff. Lots of TVs so great place to watch NFL or baseball in downtown Chicago, although the sound is down so it is not intrusive. Food is standard but well presented with the usual US massive portions, and there is a very extensive selection of beers.Well worth dropping in.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The employees here can absolutely go straight to hell. What a bunch of incompetent a-holes. I will never go back here and actively discourage everyone else from going here. By far the worst bar in Streeterville.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sara M, Owner at Timothy O'Toole's Pub, responded to this review

Hi Chris, I want to sincerely apologize for the incident you had with our staff. Our restaurant prides itself on providing our guests with the highest level of friendly, responsive service. Making our guests feel welcome and well cared for is our highest priority and I am very sorry that you did not experience the level of service and attention... More

11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

In this pub you can built your burgers with an incredible list of ingredients and it is not expensive.. The quality of food it a great!!! The ambience is a little bit noisy but we are in a sport pub ;) I recommend this place for have a fabulous burgers dinner :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Michigan
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed at the Doubletree next door and wanted to have a drink and use free Wi-Fi to research some things in Chicago so we ended up here. This place had a nice atmosphere. Christmas lights hang from the ceiling and the bar is a funky shape. I tried a champagne cocktail which was great. Hubby had some kind of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food, plenty of beer and wonderful food! In walking to distance to the Magnificent Mile and Northwestern Univeristy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I typically come here for games and a good selection of beer. I had the Ultimate BLT with Truffle fries. It was great! Despite 2 of the beers I asked for being non-existent, there were some good selections from the wide variety of beers. We were able to get a spot by the bar after only waiting about 10 minutes.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valparaiso, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped in this pub after a concert we had been to. Our hotel was just a few doors down and the concierge recommended we try it. Im very glad she did. The pub is downstairs in the basement level, dimly lit, decorated in darker colors of deep green, browns, and trimmed in lots of dark wood.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Timothy O'Toole's Pub also viewed


Been to Timothy O'Toole's Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Timothy O'Toole's Pub, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing