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The Four Farthings Tavern & Grill

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2060 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-4517 (Lincoln)
The #22 Bus drops you at Dickens & Clark leaving you a short two block walk west on Dickens to Four Farthings. There is also a buss which runs on Lincoln Avenue. The closest train stop would be at Armitage & Sheffield leaving you a 20 min walk.
+1 773-935-2060
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern and...
Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern and Grill has welcomed patrons to fill pints and plates for half a century. Though the tavern was originally a quaint space with a ceiling only reaching nine feet, it has grown through the decades. Today, it is an up scale resturant where customers can uncover something different every day-a sidewalk brunch on Sundays, Trivia on Wednesdays and karaoke on Thursdays and Saturdays, and live music on Friday. The bar keeps their signature wings on special and televisions abuzz with sports on the weekends- catching all the action of College Sports (BIG 10 Conference & Michigan Booster Bar) & NFL football on the weekends. Plasters of photos of old Chicago across walls paneled in centuries-old wood (which was imported from Wisconsin's Kimberly Clark mansion and milled onsite for a custom fit). The Grill Room was added in 1983 and features fresh steaks and seafood along with pastas and daily specials. The bar side offers lighter fare and outdoor seating at our beautiful patio! The bar and party room are popular spots to view sporting events or meet friends to relax. We are excited to continue the proud history of Four Farthings and put our own touches on an old favorite!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My husband and I stopped in here before heading to dinner across the street at Gemini Bistro. It's a cute little bar. Not much to it, great for drinks with friends!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Helena S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in here before heading to dinner across the street at Gemini Bistro. It's a cute little bar. Not much to it, great for drinks with friends!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fine but I think they should get a different menu and make the quality better for the prices. Atmosphere is cool. Bar staff is pleasant. Invest $!

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Thank Timmullenmorse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

As a University of Illinois graduate, I have to admit begrudgingly that Michigan boosters have good taste in at least one area: They have chosen the Four Farthings Tavern & Grill at 2060 North Cleveland Avenue in the heart of Lincoln Park as their gathering place on weekends to watch Michigan football games. Established over 50 years ago, it has... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stopped at The Four Farthings Tavern for lunch after spending the morning at the Lincoln Park Zoo. It was a Wendesday and the place was not crowded at all. They had a nice selection of tap beers including some local craft beers. I had tortilla soup and a Buffalo chicken wrap. They were very tasty. The service was very good.... More 

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Thank GlenLivet
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We had brunch at Four Farthings and it was thoroughly enjoyable. The food and drinks were excellent and very reasonably priced. The atmosphere was quite relaxing for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Highly recommended.

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Thank thinbuckle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My Sister and niece at there during the Ohio State Northeastern game, The place was packed. We had originally gone for dinner but when we got there the dinner area was closed and they were serving only "bar" food. We had a wonderful selection of eats and loved every minute of the noisy fun loving crowd. What a great place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

It's been many years since I'd been at Four Farthings. In the 80s and 90s ID go there for the bar scene and brunch. Today I chose it for lunch with an old from who lives in the neighborhood. At 1:00 pm there was only one other table occupied. The dining room smells a bit of mildew which is off... More 

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Thank grinisa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great Food with old friends, some nice location for a reasonable location next to jazz and blues clubs. Try the steak or the other food...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice location for outdoor eating (note, I did not say dining). Food is substandard by local comparison. However ,the prices mistakenly indicate quality eats..they are assuredly not. Ingredients were obviously purchased with "what we can get away with" in mind. Four Farthings obviously rely on.location to palm off poor food on patrons. Their frequent Groupons promotions attest to their inability... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So happy that this place is still around. I used to frequent this place when I lived in the city. It's kept the same atmosphere and the beer is COLD! Took the family and we sat outside. Great place for outdoor eating. The menu always has specials so look for them. Our server was on top of everything. Glad you're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2060 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-4517
    (Lincoln)
  • Public Transportation: The #22 Bus drops you at Dickens & Clark leaving you a short two block walk west on Dickens to Four Farthings. There is also a buss which runs on Lincoln Avenue. The closest train stop would be at Armitage & Sheffield leaving you a 20 min walk.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-935-2060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern and Grill has welcomed patrons to fill pints and plates for half a century. Though the tavern was originally a quaint space with a ceiling only reaching nine feet, it has grown through the decades. Today, it is an up scale resturant where customers can uncover something different every day-a sidewalk brunch on Sundays, Trivia on Wednesdays and karaoke on Thursdays and Saturdays, and live music on Friday. The bar keeps their signature wings on special and televisions abuzz with sports on the weekends- catching all the action of College Sports (BIG 10 Conference & Michigan Booster Bar) & NFL football on the weekends. Plasters of photos of old Chicago across walls paneled in centuries-old wood (which was imported from Wisconsin's Kimberly Clark mansion and milled onsite for a custom fit). The Grill Room was added in 1983 and features fresh steaks and seafood along with pastas and daily specials. The bar side offers lighter fare and outdoor seating at our beautiful patio! The bar and party room are popular spots to view sporting events or meet friends to relax. We are excited to continue the proud history of Four Farthings and put our own touches on an old favorite!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.