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Southport Lanes & Billiards

3325 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL (Lakeview)
773-472-6600
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Ranked #1,950 of 8,268 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Lakeview
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went to play billiards. It was a very nice place with 6 tables so we didn't have to wait long. A great way to have some inexpensive fun. Good beer selection.

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Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have been here 3 times now. This is a great place for playing pool. They have 6 tables and you can play by the hour. Pitchers of Schlitz were pretty inexpensive. Service was great.

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Portland, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Well we were in Chicago over Thanksgiving and I had a business meeting here. Wonderful combination for my family entertainment. Ping pong, pool, and bowling. If you need multiple activities to entertain you, I'd recommend Southport Lanes. One word to the wise, I was told that parking is usually a challenge, we just got lucky I guess.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

An old school bowling alley (4 lanes) with some of the best burgers and handcut fries in Chicago. A great spot before/after a Cubs game.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Great place to bowl! Good beer list. Decent food. Great location. They have manually reset bowling pins with guys in the back putting the pins back up. It's unreal.

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Indianapolis
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We thought this place would be a great spot for a group of guys to play ping pong and pool while having some beers. When we walked in, there was a litte girl's birthday party going on with clowns and everything. Plus they did not have ping pong tables even set up. Very average place and not worth the effort... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

If you are a history buff; especially when it comes to small vernacular neighborhood bars constructed in the late 19th-Century, early 20th-Century, then you must make a pilgrimage to Southport Lanes. And its easy to get to - just take the Brown-Line, walk one block, and there it is. The bar is well preserved, the service was attentive, and the... More

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This is a neigborhood favorite of mine. Therse a good selectio of food and drink here, with freindly efficient staff. But the best things about the place are the Pool room in the back and the hand set bowling alley to the side. The tables and lanes are rented by the hour and make a great way to pass the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008

order grilled cheese for take out and have a beer and people watch while you wait.

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