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Downtown / The Loop
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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155 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-1787 (Between Lake and Randolph)
+1 312-884-0000
11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,285 reviews
609 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Always busy during the week with the after-work scene but I didn't expect such delicious food. We went in the weekend so it was slow. The prime rib sliders were huge and perfectly prepared with arugula, sliced beef and a soft bun and jus. The sliders come with mac & cheese bites which tasted fresh and were crispy. Carne Asada... More 

Thank Shelliu
Chesterland, Ohio
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736 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have visited Primebar twice on business for lunch. While the restaurant draws mixed reviews on this site, one important fact even in the negative accounts is that it is busy - a testament that actually a lot of people like the place. Primebar is, as the name suggests, part bar and part restaurant. It's fairly large and seems to... More 

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Nice location. Not bad value but food was just ok. Not typical for Chicago so I was surprised. Our visit was 12/26 at 5pm so maybe we were just too early.

Thank 674MikeB674
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Was looking for someplace close by the Civic Opera House and gave Primebar a shot despite some mediocre reviews. Lightning was a little too dark for our tastes. We saw more than a couple patrons have to pull out their phones to see the menu. Dining area was very expansive so I was confused why the majority of parties were... More 

Thank civicnation
New York
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great location & setup for happy hour. Our group had reserved in advance so we had the back area setup with a few high tables & the appetizers table: an assortment of sliders, mini tacos, mini pizzas, cheese balls, meat balls etc: nothing extraordinary but normal for a bar. The best part however, besides the service, was their cocktails: a... More 

Thank Ana C
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Came here for a business lunch and ordered the cobb salad chopped. First mouthful had a blob of something squishy which I had to discretely spit into my napkin. I was here with three people I'd never met before so complaining to the waitress didn't enter my mind. I'm a pretty easy going diner. Got another "blob" a second time,... More 

Thank Searching3
Gorham, Maine
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The food had a dash of creativity and was well executed, though not quite 100% up to par with what the flavor pairings would suggest. The Turkey Sandwich was above average, though the bread was buttered so much before grilling that the richness of the butter overpowered the other flavors, including the brie of all things. The oddest part for... More 

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Chicago, IL
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332 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I keep hoping that this restaurant will get itself pulled together since I work right across the street and it is so convenient. They should hire servers who know how to wait on customers, get better kitchen staff, or both. I came with a couple others for lunch this week and we had an early reservation for lunch and so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

odd traffic pattern through this place. been here 3x - mix of younger and older business people. convenient if you have to meet someone in this part of loop but not terribly cheap. have a gin and tonic but don't go too far into the drinks or food menu - flatbread not good - way too pestoey.

Thank northshoredude
Portland, Oregon
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449 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

On the first floor of modern high rise. Very, very busy. Menu casual food - variety of burgers and dospgs, fish and chips, a few regular entrees - lots of beers, limited wine. Service and pricing okay. Okay place but nothing special.

Thank VacaBoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-1787
    (Between Lake and Randolph)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-884-0000
Located in Chicago's Loop neighborhood, Primebar is a modern day ale house and a go to destination for cool food, local brews and great cocktails.

Our kitchen specializes in contemporary American fare, serving up a delicious array of mouthwatering appetizers, garden fresh salads, two-handed sandwiches, and signature specialty entrees. Behind the bar, we offer an outstanding wine list, local microbrews, and a slew of hand-crafted specialty cocktails.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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