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Near North Side
American, Bar, Pub
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1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-2055
+1 312-649-9640
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri 17:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had 40 people comfortably together in section off from larger crowd, but very much a part of the action. Several big screen and booth TVs to catch all the action. Great finger food served buffet style on side, attentive waitress service.. Fun.

Thank Jeff T
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

When I am in Chicago this is my go to place to catch up with old friends. It's great to park at the corner of the bar and get the gang together. The scene is cool, casual and relaxed, the staff are friendly and helpful. There are a lot of good food choices including some excellent fish tacos. They also... More 

Thank sing_trav_888
Bozeman, Montana
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177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

A business visit for drinks and appetizers to Benchmark made for a pleasant summer evening. A very inviting open-concept with an urban vibe. The location in Old Town is great. We just had drinks and apps (sliders, quesadillas, and pretzel bites with cheese sauce) - all yummy! Loved the bar area and the upper seating space. Would definitely return!

Thank Denise M
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. The food is relatively cheap and it's good. The tv's allow for optimal sports viewing. In a really nice part of town. The service is on point.

Thank Logan M
Chicago, Illinois
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194 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The food is good. Drinks are priced reasonably. I loved that they did a raffle to give away drinks and menu items. I wished i had enough people to sit in one of the few booths that include mini tv's inside the wall. Overall, this place is a yes!

Thank Shanel S
Frankfort, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Good food. Good portions. The wait for coffee was unreal. The environment was busy and loud but appropriate for the moment. Would recommend

Thank 504johanne
Los Angeles, California
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We watched a Cubs game here this summer. Food and service were great and the beer was local. We have such a good experience and will return my next visit tomChicago.

Thank William C
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We were in town to meet some friends and we met here. Great spot in Old Town and the service was outstanding; very attentive to the table. Drinks were phenomenal, great bloody mary bar to start, and the peach mule is ridiculous. Great beers too and food was great.

Thank dyogi95
Roedovre, Denmark
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Located in the Old Town in Chicago, which is a cosy area, originally habited by german immigrants. Old Town's Wells Street is full of restaurants and bars, and is therefor also full of life. The Benchmark is two level of bar/restaurant, and I took the bar on upstairs and outside. Nice bartender with a great service skill. I had a... More 

Thank Thomas C
Tustin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

They have a wonderful veggie burger! Their pizzas are really good (thin crust) and their southwest veggie wrap is also quite tasty. Active bar scene at lunch with folks watching sports. The spice store next to this restaurant recommended that we have lunch there and I am glad they did (by the way, the spice shop is awesome).

Thank KeSuLu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-2055
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-649-9640
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.

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