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The Bull & Bear

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$$ - $$$American, ,
431 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
+1 312-527-5973
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Nov 26, 2016
“Excellent!!! ”
Nov 11, 2016
“Just for a Snack and a Beer”
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
431 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
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Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere!! The place to go if the game is on!! BBQ wings have a little zip to them but are excellent!! Loaded fries, burgers, and salads are also excellent!!!

Thank Adam K
Reviewed November 11, 2016

We were looking around for a place to kill some time, have a fast snack and a beer. Bull and Bear fit the bill. Service and ambiance were good ... nothing special but good in as much as we felt comfortable and well-attended to. The...More

Thank Alamills
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Stopped in for a beer to watch the end of the Cubs game and it was crowded and dark. The bar area doesn't offer much space to stand if all the tables are taken so you essentially have to stand in the walkway. Finally a...More

Thank bugphobic_10
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We were told to wait 30 minutes then another 15 minutes for a table as the staff kept stringing us along all because a reservation wasn't showing up. They could have seated us and made $150 in the time they made us stand there. We...More

Thank LuvDaSun222
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We held an event to show appreciation to our team at the conclusion of a tough project. I ordered the B & B Kobe Burger, medium rare, and have to say that it was one of the best burgers that I have had in a...More

Thank Gordo
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Stopped here for a quick dinner on a Friday evening. The atmosphere was definitely more bar than grill at that hour with lots of young people stopping by for drinks after work. Not a relaxing place, but still fun. The menu was typical for this...More

Thank dwg51357
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I have been here on multiple business lunches and order lunch for delivery as well. They have a very nice menu, good size portions, and offer gluten free preparation for many of their menu items. Ingredients they use are fresh and dishes are tasty. Atmosphere...More

Thank fmiruna
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Average bar and pub food. Hard working staff who do a good job and are very attentive to the customer.

Thank papawildcat
Reviewed May 18, 2016

I live next to this spot, probably been there two or three time, never been impressed with the Atmosphere.....I like their salad, and their burgers are decent.....good for a drink and on the go meal...douchy crowds...

Thank Waleed S
Reviewed May 8, 2016

The bar, bar scene, food & atmosphere are excellent. Lots of TV's to keep up with games, but not overbearing.

Thank Todd P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
    (Hubbard and Wells)
  • Public Transportation: Directly across from the brown line. Cross streets run along all bus lines.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-527-5973
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North District, steps away from the Financial District and Merchandise Mart, this luxury multi-media destination casts a strong presence where it sits nestled on a busy city street corner. Bull & Bear is fully equipped with state-of-the-art viewing capabilities, a complete lunch, dinner & bar menu, extensive wine and cocktail list and first-of-it’s kind drinking amenities, The Personal Table Tap.
Bull & Bear utilizes classic lounge materials with a modern twist to establish a lounge atmosphere with a sports essence unique unto itself, offering unparalleled viewing from the stoic travertine bar to the handcrafted tufted leather banquette seating. The elements of the space are highlighted by indirect lighting which illuminates the verticality of the back bar and brick walls in a soft warm glow without compromising the views.

Please note that due to high reservation volume Bull and Bear does not accept online reservations at this time.
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