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Southport Lanes & Billiards

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3325 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
17734726600
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Southport Lanes & Billiards is a friendly neighborhood bar with a rich...
Southport Lanes & Billiards is a friendly neighborhood bar with a rich history. Built in the 1900s as an original Schlitz pub, Southport celebrates its beer history with over 30 craft beers on draft. Southport's private bowling and billiards rooms are great for special occasions or just relaxing evenings.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Six of us went to bowl. The two guys hand setting the pins were great. In particular, sending down a tip in a ball down the gutter would prompt some "help" when required (useful when you have a split). Service and drinks were excellent with very friendly staff. Great fun!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of history here....four bowling lanes with real pin setters. We were here last year for dinner and the food was good but this time we stopped in to bowl a couple of lines. Was a riot...very enjoyable. Bartenders and servers are very friendly and made sure our drinks were full. This place is great!!!!!

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Six of us went to bowl. The two guys hand setting the pins were great. In particular, sending down a tip in a ball down the gutter would prompt some "help" when required (useful when you have a split). Service and drinks were excellent with very friendly staff. Great fun!

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Newburgh, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Neat place...nice ambience. Good selection of craft beers and old standbys. Pub/bar food is very good. Billiards and a historic four lane bowling alley with hand set pin boys. Very nostalgic place.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have been here many times over the last few years. I should add my visits are almost always in the afternoon. I have never been disappointed by the staff, the food, the beer, or the patrons. I know of no other bowling alley that has pinboys. If you're lucky, you may be there when balls are returned right back... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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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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Chesterfield, Michigan
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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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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3325 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: 17734726600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Southport Lanes & Billiards is a friendly neighborhood bar with a rich history. Built in the 1900s as an original Schlitz pub, Southport celebrates its beer history with over 30 craft beers on draft. Southport's private bowling and billiards rooms are great for special occasions or just relaxing evenings.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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