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American Junkie

15 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60654
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Ranked #1,071 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State
Transit: Grand/State Red Line is one block North.
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22 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Fun time having some early evening drinks at the bar. Love the layout, tv's and music. Bartenders were very nice. We left before things picked up and did not check out nightclub upstairs.... but a great stop for a couple drinks nonetheless

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Chicago IL
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We dined here via a Groupon which was a terrific deal and our server was a pleasant young woman. But people need to know that the food here is very overpriced for the atmosphere & quality. There are a ton of tvs everywhere so it wouldn't be a bad place to catch part of a game but it's very loud... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You're on a date night. Enjoyed a great time with friends. DJ played top 40 and then avicii style mixes toward the end of the night. Great place to start your night.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I mistakenly made NYE reservations here without reading the reviews. My sister called after I had already purchased tickets and said Yelp and other sites state this place is horrible. I figured we were just going for drinks, what could go wrong? (famous last words) They made us stand in a long line outside (if you remember this night it... More

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Essex Junction, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Great drinks and DJ! It's a bit chill downstairs but if you're looking for something a little exciting def. check out the upstairs. I heard it's even cooler in the summer!

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Chester, New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Enjoyed watching some football and having drinks with friends on a Sunday afternoon. The bar is quite large with many, many large screen TVs strategically placed throughout the bar. Very easy to enjoy the game and conversation with your friends. The service was excellent. I recommend this bar and also Carlie as your waitress.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

American Junkie is a great place to go too especially in the summer when the roof is open. the atmosphere is great very relaxed, service is good, food is great and the cucumber cocktail is the best!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Noisy sports bar with a menu that tries to be more than they seem capable of. Overpriced and service is just so-so.

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Vancouver, Canada
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175 reviews 175 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Average service with prices you would expect from a mid town bar. We were at a private party and were told curtly to leave right on 11. Not particularly friendly staff. We went downstairs and were told to leave exactly one hour later at last call. It woukd be OK if the staff were friendly. Location is good, close to... More

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York, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time, spent most of a day watching the various football games downstairs and then moved up to the rooftop bar for the evening game. Service was great. Good $1 burger/sliders and basic food. Buckets of 4 domestic or imported beers made them very reasonable. Downstairs tvs almost anywhere you look. Upstairs one massive screen and sofa-benches... More

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