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“Benchmark for Good Times”
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Ranked #1,763 of 9,530 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Description: BENCHMARK, A FOUR CORNERS(R) TAVERN, pairs great food and drinks with friendly service and strives to provide our customers with a powerful experience each time they visit. Our Benchmark concept is the perfect fit for the Old Town area in Chicago. The Benchmark menu includes some new and creative items as well as updated twists on familiar menu favorites. With 46 TV's Benchmark is the perfect place to catch a game with old friends or make some new ones. The highlight of the venue is the first of its kind, fully retractable roof covering most of the 2nd floor. It's Chicago's first convertible beer garden.
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Benchmark for Good Times”
Reviewed July 20, 2011

First timer to Chicago, but a buddy took me to Benchmark and ended up having such a good time, I went back later in my trip! The weather was nice, so they retracted the rooftop which was cool. They had one of those sound systems that was synced with the video playing on the flat screens, not bad. A variety of drinks on tap and in bottles, two levels and a descent crowd.

Didn't expect to have to wait in such a long line, but it went at a descent pace. Seems like a good place to watch some games. Wasn't particularly fond of the food, wouldn't go there to eat.

Had a little outdoor area that was cool (in front of the entrance).

  • Visited July 2011
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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great spot in Old Town”
Reviewed June 9, 2011

We really had a nice time at Benchmark. Three of us sat at the bar and had drinks, appetizers, and dinner. The place has a great vibe, modern but still inviting and comfortable. The music was not too loud so we could have a converstaion without shouting. Their menu has a variety of upscale bar food including tacos, sandwiches, burgers and pizza. The Korean beef tacos and sweet potato fries were a favorite. Our bartender was terrific and made us feel very welcome. Overall, this was a very good place for meeting up with friends for drinks and a bite to eat.

  • Visited May 2011
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