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Cactus Bar & Grill

#2,190 of 8,140 Restaurants in Chicago
$$ - $$$, , American
404 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607-3904
+1 312-922-3830
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  • Very good55%
  • Average40%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (4 reviews)
“lunch time” (2 reviews)
“fast service” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
404 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607-3904
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Here for drinks on my last night in Chicago. Very much a "what it says on the tin" sort of place - good range of beers, pretty normal bar-type menu, but with the advantage of being very close to our office! We did try the...More

Thank JHBM
Reviewed March 21, 2018

My party of 7 for a farewell lunch went great. Our only complaint was during a 12:30 lunch time it wasn't crowded they was only one waitress and she was nice pleasant just seemed to be moving in slow motion. The food was great loved...More

Thank true2u_60644
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Just like another bar. Great location with n the heart of the loop. Food is okay nothing to rave bout. Isn’t open too late either for bar food. Pretty decent prices for the location. One nite - quantities are great. So if you like average...More

Thank PrashCan
CactusBarandGrill, Front Office Manager at Cactus Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thanks for the feedback! We agree that our location is great! We would love the opportunity to wow you with our food so visit us again soon. -The Team at Cactus Bar & Grill

Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a beer initially but stayed & ate after a while & glad I did! This is a buzzy & busy place with good atmosphere & the selection of food & beers are great! When I’m back in Chicago I’ll def return!

Thank Spencer M
CactusBarandGrill, Front Office Manager at Cactus Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thanks so much for the review, Spencer! We're glad you got to spend some time with us. We hope to see you again at Cactus Bar & Grill when you're back in the city!

Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Very nice ambience, good service, fast service, spacious, prime location, and affordable rates. Food was really good.

Thank Arjun V
CactusBarandGrill, Front Office Manager at Cactus Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thanks for the glowing review! We work hard to ensure we are serving great food quickly and efficiently. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed July 5, 2017

This is a good place for a quick sit-down lunch in the West Loop. Good beer selection that's updated often. $5 burger special on Tuesday is an awesome deal!

Thank wilee67
CactusBarandGrill, Front Office Manager at Cactus Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Thanks so much for the review! Since you love the burger special, come try our brand new $3 tacos and $6 margaritas every Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed June 28, 2017

It's a sports bar restaurant where you can sit inside or outside. My friend and I sat inside, relatively crowded at 1:15pm and a little loud. Service was good, she was attentive. I had the country chicken which had beer battered chicken. It was very...More

Thank Fran H
CactusBarandGrill, Front Office Manager at Cactus Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Hi Fran, Thanks for the review! The staff here at Cactus Bar & Grill was pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service and food. We are constantly looking for ways to better your experience so we truly appreciate the feedback. See you soon! Best,...More

Reviewed May 27, 2017

Enjoyed a happy hour at this bar with team after work. Friendly place and friendly staff, and clearly trying to go a little bit more upscale than perhaps days gone by. The food menu and beer options have gotten a lot better from what I...More

Thank sing_trav_888
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Came here with a group of coworkers for drinks and apps. Pretty nice sized place with some outdoor seating. They've got beer specials during the week, but it doesn't seem like they do any happy hours on cocktails (at least not on the Tuesday we...More

Thank April J
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Cactus Bar has an awesome Tuesday special on their Burgers. Great burger cooked like you like with your choice of fries or tots. Never disappointed!

Thank Bridget H
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Bar, Pub, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607-3904
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-922-3830
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Located in Chicago's vibrant Loop is Cactus, a neighborhood tradition in the Financial District for over 25 years. We’re an urban tavern shaking up margaritas from housemade sour and serving classic American fare that’s made to order every time. That means if you stop by for our outstanding selection of craft beer, you can pair a pint with our lunch-time favorites: wings, wraps, tacos, and specialty burgers (think delicious bison, chickpea, and Angus). A modern space like ours is also perfect for events of all types. Nothing says a good time quite like happy hour drinks, flavorful food, and service that’s fast enough to get you back to work before your break’s over.
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