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The Pony

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American, Bar, Pub
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1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-3018
+1 773-828-5055
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Hanson, Kentucky
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

We went there after the game. Would have thought we were in Lexington, Ky instead of Chicago. The grilled cheese sandwich for the whole table is great!!

Thank John D
Cave Springs, Arkansas
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Ok, to be fair I am a huge Kentucky Wildcat fan and this is a great sports bar regardless of your favorite team. But for me, being a long way from Kentucky and finding a sports bar with Kentucky National Championship banners hanging on the wall. You have to try the Clydesdale, it's a monstrous grilled cheese that will get... More 

Thank rdatma1
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138 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Was in Chicago for a bachelor party over the weekend. We heard that the Pony was great place to watch a game. Little did we know that everyone would be dressed in Ky blue with wildcats it was awsome. 5-6 free beer and pizza if you had on UK. We called ahead and reserved a table for 14. The place... More 

Thank limo4fun
Schenectady, New York
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

They were having a half-price appetizer special the day we visited, which was the best bargain in the city. My daughter got their macaroni and cheese, which had some great flavors and I tired the chicken chili -- a bit spicier than what I'm used to, but still good.

Thank RealityChuck
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Pretty typical Chicago bar. Great music. Good service. Tons of people. This is definitely a bar for the younger scene though (20s, 30s). They don't serve Mojitos - which is always a downfall in my opinion. Their food is pretty good though.

Thank Sptaz33
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Love that there's a UK bar in Chicago. Good beer for reasonable price while watching the UK game. Great place to be with friends from Kentucky.

Thank Sarah R
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Great atmosphere, great food & it's Chicago's official University of Kentucky alumni bar!! Try the waffle nachos & the 16" grilled cheese!

Thank CaptainSaltyMcBeard
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107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

We stopped in just doing a little barhopping in the area. We were enticed by the soft glow that the place was emitting. The bartenders were just as inviting. It was pretty busy and I think that's the fastest service I've ever gotten when I walked up to a busy bar. They seemed really on top of things and extremely... More 

Thank AnonymousBean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-3018
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-828-5055
Lakeview’s favorite local hangout, The Pony, offers a relaxed ambiance that welcomes every type of crowd. Perfect for drinks with friends or grabbing dinner during the week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?