4.6
150 votes

Schubas Tavern

3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657 USA

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Reasonable
Open Now
Tue 11:30a-2a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“A Lake View neighborhood landmark for 100 years”

Schubas presents a diverse line-up of live music seven nights a week. From Honky - Tonk to Indie Rock, from Americana to Jazz, from Pop to Country, it's all here. The building that houses SCHUBAS TAVERN is a brick and masonry neo-Gothic treasure that's been a Lake View neighborhood landmark for 100 years. Built in 1903 as part of a project undertaken by the SCHLITZ BREWERY, the building was one of hundreds erected at the turn of the century. This project included structures housing everything from corner taps to opulent hotels, and stretched from Minneapolis through Wisconsin to the far reaches of Chicago's Pullman district. SCHUBAS remains one of a handful of these elegant buildings still operating as a saloon. In 1988 Chris and Michael Schuba bought the building, and set upon refurbishing it to its original glory. This extensive renovation included restoring the 30' Brunswick mahogany bar, tin ceilings and walnut wainscotting in the bar room, and a full makeover of the back music hall. The ornate exterior, featuring two-toned herringbone patterned brickwork, copper parapets and cornice caps and two SCHLITZ globe logos in terra cotta bas relief, has been carefully cleaned and restored. Several years ago the second floor saloon-keeper's flat was changed to an elegant private banquet facility, complete with its own mahogany bar. Completing this renovation in 1997 was the expansion of SCHUBAS dining operation into the building next door. A new full-service kitchen and 80-seat dining room make up the adjacent THE HARMONY GRILL. This addition offers an expanded selection of SCHUBAS signature home-cooked American regional cuisine and seasonal specials. Good weather permits us to open up the dining room onto a sidewalk cafe on Southport. In August of 2011, Schubas was designated a Chicago Historic Landmark as a result of its history as a Schlitz Tied House.

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Reviewed by
Melissa13

  • 16 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 17, 2015
Rated 5.0

Best place for live music in an intimate setting, plus the restaurant & bar aren't bad either!

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Stephen Rees

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  • 240 Helpful
September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Schuba's is a classic Chicago venue, and an awesome place to see a show! Schuba's has a bar area in front, which is long and skinny so there's lots of seats at the bar. The room itself is relatively spacious for a small venue, and the acoustics are great.

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Schubas Tavern

3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, Illinois
60657 USA

Hours

Open now until 2:00 am
  • Mon - Fri: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 am
  • Sun: 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Yes Parking

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