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“Fun for games” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benchmark

Benchmark
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Ranked #1,574 of 9,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun for games”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good sports bar, also nice when the weather is good since they open the roof. Sometimes there can be a line Friday and Saturday nights, which is a bit obnoxious. The food is tasty bar food.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, USA
1 review
“Under control yet still fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Good place to watch a game or go out at night. Still can get drunk and have fun without it becoming a sh!tshow. People dressed classy enough without being pretentious, and the food is decent for the price. Definitely recommended.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago
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307 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great sportsbar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my faves. Nice and spacious 2 floor sports bar. Part of the 2nd floor is outdoor and there are nice plush leather chairs on the 2nd floor. The food is always good and so is the service. This place does get packed but it's so worth it. There are a ton of tv's and the outdoor patio is nice too.

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Cary, North Carolina
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Rooftop Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Always fun to sit on the roof; even more fun to eat and drink up there! Great server, quick service, good food and drink. Very popular spot.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Brunch spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

A hip space with light coming in from almost every angle. Open air atmosphere adds drama to a food menu assembled with casual dining in mind. Great burgers, salads and cocktails.

Visited July 2013
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