John Barleycorn Lincoln Park

★★★★☆
Lincoln Park's Favorite Sports Spot
  • 658 West Belden Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Cross street: Lincoln Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 773-348-8899

About John Barleycorn Lincoln Park

Hours
Sun 9am-2am Mon-Fri 5pm-2am Sat 11am-3am Closed Mondays from: January 1st - March 1st

Food

Food
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This is a great sports bar. Definitely an Iowa bar. My son goes to the University of Iowa so I've come to this bar a few times with him to watch the game. The food isn't bad, a little better than regular bar food and the drinks are good.

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★★★★★

This is a great sports bar. Definitely an Iowa bar. My son goes to the University of Iowa so I've come to this bar a few times with him to watch the game. The food isn't bad, a little better than regular bar food and the drinks are good.

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Back in town for a high school reunion. We got wrist bands, and open bar for three hours. It was a good atmosphere to see old pals and I had a great time. I had never been here before but I liked it. Food is suprisingly yummy. Check out the beergarden its cool.

2
★★★★☆

Back in town for a high school reunion. We got wrist bands, and open bar for three hours. It was a good atmosphere to see old pals and I had a great time. I had never been here before but I liked it. Food is suprisingly yummy. Check out the beergarden its cool.

Pros: Good bar, good atmosphere, great beergarden

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I first started hanging out at Barleycorn in college. I usually goto the Wrigleyville location, but they are all good. Lots of fun people here, cool music and they love sports! This is a good bar.

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★★★★☆

I first started hanging out at Barleycorn in college. I usually goto the Wrigleyville location, but they are all good. Lots of fun people here, cool music and they love sports! This is a good bar.

Pros: lots of fun people

Cons: kinda crowded

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This is a fun bar to have a party. They have god drink specials for big groups of people, plus you can rent out the upstairs if you have a large enough group.

1
★★★☆☆

This is a fun bar to have a party. They have god drink specials for big groups of people, plus you can rent out the upstairs if you have a large enough group.

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I dont like John Barleycorn at all. This bar is a good example of what happens when frat boys run wild. They are always crowded, the music is terrible, the other customers are obnoxious and the drink prices are outrageous. I dont recommend you go here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I dont like John Barleycorn at all. This bar is a good example of what happens when frat boys run wild. They are always crowded, the music is terrible, the other customers are obnoxious and the drink prices are outrageous. I dont recommend you go here.

Pros: They distract stupid people

Cons: They exist

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This place is terrible. Its dirty, smell and filled with annoying drunk people. I don't understand what the appeal is but I cant stand the place. The only time I ever went in I saw junk all over the floor, waste all over the bathroom and a long line for over priced watered down drinks. I am never ever going back there.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place is terrible. Its dirty, smell and filled with annoying drunk people. I don't understand what the appeal is but I cant stand the place. The only time I ever went in I saw junk all over the floor, waste all over the bathroom and a long line for over priced watered down drinks. I am never ever going back there.

Pros: They only have three locations

Cons: Everything else

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Please come to Barleycorn and watch Michigan State win the Final Four! $15 buckets of beer and dollar sliders.

2
★★★★★

Please come to Barleycorn and watch Michigan State win the Final Four! $15 buckets of beer and dollar sliders.

Pros: Michigan State Rules

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Well, I've been to this bar a number of times with friends that come up from being at U of I down in Cham/Urbana. Needless to say, this bar caters to the frat vibe. The food here is amazing though, so getting there a little eary can be recommended to get a seat. Not to mention the overwhelming stench of A&F and Lacoste cologne could ruin anyones appetite. The bar is usually fun, but I've been witness to a few fights and scuffles in and outside of the bar which makes it less an enjoyable place. When it isn't as packed, it's definately more fun and you don't leave with your ears ringing (they BLAST club music) or some injury from "brahs" stumbling about. Price is decent, but you can easily go to most other bars down the block for a cheaper beer. Overall, I'd recommend it, because it's usually variable if it is or isn't fun, and I can't blame that on the bar, it's more the people that show up.

1
★★★☆☆

Well, I've been to this bar a number of times with friends that come up from being at U of I down in Cham/Urbana. Needless to say, this bar caters to the frat vibe. The food here is amazing though, so getting there a little eary can be recommended to get a seat. Not to mention the overwhelming stench of A&F and Lacoste cologne could ruin anyones appetite. The bar is usually fun, but I've been witness to a few fights and scuffles in and outside of the bar which makes it less an enjoyable place. When it isn't as packed, it's definately more fun and you don't leave with your ears ringing (they BLAST club music) or some injury from "brahs" stumbling about. Price is decent, but you can easily go to most other bars down the block for a cheaper beer. Overall, I'd recommend it, because it's usually variable if it is or isn't fun, and I can't blame that on the bar, it's more the people that show up.

Pros: Great food, waiting for a drink isn't bad at all, decent deals for sporting events, dance floor bar is always easy to get drinks at.

Cons: Get's reallllllly crowded. Sometimes aggressive crowd. Super loud club music.

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For years, this has been the place for a great burger -- well seasoned and served with great cottage fries. Forget the wine selection, but take advantage of at least 20 brews on tap. A nice outdoor patio -- and classical music inside (at times).

2
★★★★★

For years, this has been the place for a great burger -- well seasoned and served with great cottage fries. Forget the wine selection, but take advantage of at least 20 brews on tap. A nice outdoor patio -- and classical music inside (at times).

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The frat party vibe was present yet not overwhelming. Spacious bar with many places to sit and gather makes it a great place to meet up with people you know or just meet new ones.

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★★★★☆

The frat party vibe was present yet not overwhelming. Spacious bar with many places to sit and gather makes it a great place to meet up with people you know or just meet new ones.

Pros: Young Crowd, Good Location, Great Waitresses

Cons: Crowded, Long Bar Lines

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the food is good, the atmosphere is nice (a little too dark) and the service is usually great- not to mention some hot servers! the bartenders aren't bad either- a little slow. overall, a great place for dinner and drinks, and once it gets late, a little dancing.

2
★★★★★

the food is good, the atmosphere is nice (a little too dark) and the service is usually great- not to mention some hot servers! the bartenders aren't bad either- a little slow. overall, a great place for dinner and drinks, and once it gets late, a little dancing.

Pros: service, food, service

Cons: parking, crowded late

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If you don't mind an infusion of emerson lightweight chinos or fraternity brawls, this place is for you. The food is O.K., but the people watching is top rate. You can watch barbies bounce pretending to be stupid in hopes of catch her melanoma man.

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★★☆☆☆

If you don't mind an infusion of emerson lightweight chinos or fraternity brawls, this place is for you. The food is O.K., but the people watching is top rate. You can watch barbies bounce pretending to be stupid in hopes of catch her melanoma man.

Pros: Spacious, location, beer selection

Cons: people, people, people

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This is the best burger in the city ... and rivals Boston Blackies as the biggest. It's fresh USDA ground beef with a seasoning (I can't place it) that's delicious. You design your own burger from how it's cooked to the toppings that include four cheeses, guacamole, bacon, olives, mushrooms, etc. along with the usual toppings and condiments. It is accompanied either with regular crispy french fries or their home-made fried potato chips. The atmosphere is terrific with a nice outdoor area and an old-world bar feel to it.

It's my place to go after running the Chicago Marathon!

2
★★★★★

This is the best burger in the city ... and rivals Boston Blackies as the biggest. It's fresh USDA ground beef with a seasoning (I can't place it) that's delicious. You design your own burger from how it's cooked to the toppings that include four cheeses, guacamole, bacon, olives, mushrooms, etc. along with the usual toppings and condiments. It is accompanied either with regular crispy french fries or their home-made fried potato chips. The atmosphere is terrific with a nice outdoor area and an old-world bar feel to it.

It's my place to go after running the Chicago Marathon!

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I've only been here twice but both times have been extremely fun. I love the atmosphere.

2
★★★★☆

I've only been here twice but both times have been extremely fun. I love the atmosphere.

Pros: Atmosphere, Outdoor seating

Cons: some expensive drinks

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I remember (to my slight shame) just loving places like this in college. People everywhere, loud as hell, sloppy. But the thrill is gone mere years later, and now John Barleycorn seems to me a sad meat market full of desperate kids, many of which will be full-fledged alcoholics in 5 years. The thing is, if I read that statement back then, I would have been there the next Friday night...

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★★☆☆☆

I remember (to my slight shame) just loving places like this in college. People everywhere, loud as hell, sloppy. But the thrill is gone mere years later, and now John Barleycorn seems to me a sad meat market full of desperate kids, many of which will be full-fledged alcoholics in 5 years. The thing is, if I read that statement back then, I would have been there the next Friday night...

Pros: Great for college

Cons: Bad for everyone else

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Dark and a little mysterious, this former speakeasy was built in 1890 by an Irish cop. With a fifties kind of allure (provided that's your thing) and a laid-back crowd, it's a neighborhood joint that folks like having around. They've been…

 

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