Cactus Bar & Grill

★★★☆☆
  • 404 S Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60607

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  • 312-922-3830

About Cactus Bar & Grill

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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I manage a team of people in a call center. A bunch of us (reps, other managers, and myself) all went out to get drinks after work to Cactus Bar and Grill on Wells and Van Buren. I had never been there before. I arrived about 30 minutes

3
★★★★★

I manage a team of people in a call center. A bunch of us (reps, other managers, and myself) all went out to get drinks after work to Cactus Bar and Grill on Wells and Van Buren. I had never been there before. I arrived about 30 minutes

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If you want to go to a place where the bartenders are rude, the waitresses even ruder, and the managers could care less, then this is the place for you. We went on $5 pitcher night, thinking wow, what a great deal. And what do you know, it was busy...who would have guessed that such a hot spot would be busy on $5 pitcher night? Apparently, not the people who work there. There were maybe 2 waitresses and one bartender, and since we had to wait over an hour for 2 orders of chicken fingers, I'm assuming the kitchen was understaffed as well, Instead of apologizing or even pretending to be the least bit nice to our group, the waitress refused to even discuss it with us saying, whenever we managed to track her down, "you can talk to my manager" with as much attitude as she could possibly muster. Needless to say, it wasn't until we started getting really upset that a manager ever decided to grace us with his presence. In the end, our food was comped...I would rather have paid full price and been treated with a little respect.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If you want to go to a place where the bartenders are rude, the waitresses even ruder, and the managers could care less, then this is the place for you. We went on $5 pitcher night, thinking wow, what a great deal. And what do you know, it was busy...who would have guessed that such a hot spot would be busy on $5 pitcher night? Apparently, not the people who work there. There were maybe 2 waitresses and one bartender, and since we had to wait over an hour for 2 orders of chicken fingers, I'm assuming the kitchen was understaffed as well, Instead of apologizing or even pretending to be the least bit nice to our group, the waitress refused to even discuss it with us saying, whenever we managed to track her down, "you can talk to my manager" with as much attitude as she could possibly muster. Needless to say, it wasn't until we started getting really upset that a manager ever decided to grace us with his presence. In the end, our food was comped...I would rather have paid full price and been treated with a little respect.

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I stopped in for lunch today. The menu was fairly generic but my meal was still good. I had a look at the weekly drink specials, and they look pretty appealing; $3 Miller Lite pitchers on Tuesdays among other items.

Lots of space and tv's inside, and a good amount of outdoor seating was set up for warm days. A good place to have lunch and watch some baseball.

4
★★★★☆

I stopped in for lunch today. The menu was fairly generic but my meal was still good. I had a look at the weekly drink specials, and they look pretty appealing; $3 Miller Lite pitchers on Tuesdays among other items.

Lots of space and tv's inside, and a good amount of outdoor seating was set up for warm days. A good place to have lunch and watch some baseball.

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I have one word, cockroaches...and not to mention their manager was completely inappropriate when we went to talk to him and then proceeded to try and make a pass at me and my girlfriends after we told him about their problem, despicable

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have one word, cockroaches...and not to mention their manager was completely inappropriate when we went to talk to him and then proceeded to try and make a pass at me and my girlfriends after we told him about their problem, despicable

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Well...I know this place very well, we usually book our company outings at Cactus twice a month.
Wow...The margaritas are extremly strong and delicious while the appetizers are cheap and tasty, be sure to try the Death Valley Chicken Tenders. Recently, we have been stopping by after work on Tuesday for their $3.00 Miller Lite Pitchers. What a DEAL!!!

2
★★★★★

Well...I know this place very well, we usually book our company outings at Cactus twice a month.
Wow...The margaritas are extremly strong and delicious while the appetizers are cheap and tasty, be sure to try the Death Valley Chicken Tenders. Recently, we have been stopping by after work on Tuesday for their $3.00 Miller Lite Pitchers. What a DEAL!!!

Pros: Huge Bar, Great Margarita's, and friendly staff

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We went on a Tuesday night for $3 pitchers. As a group of 4 women, we were completely ignored by the barely dressed waitresses more focused on the tables of men surrounding us. In the 2 hours we sat at our table, we went up every time to get our own drinks and could never get anyone to take our food order. I asked the door man to send over a waitress and he informed me they were very busy. I told him how long we had waited and he said I could take my money elsewhere if I wasn't happy. Well, we weren't so we followed his advice and went somewhere that cares about its customers. The food looked awful anyway so I'm glad we left. Don't waste your time or money at this place - the drink specials may be good, but apparently only men can get service here. RUDE. And, the beer tasted like watered down frat party keg beer - disgusting.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went on a Tuesday night for $3 pitchers. As a group of 4 women, we were completely ignored by the barely dressed waitresses more focused on the tables of men surrounding us. In the 2 hours we sat at our table, we went up every time to get our own drinks and could never get anyone to take our food order. I asked the door man to send over a waitress and he informed me they were very busy. I told him how long we had waited and he said I could take my money elsewhere if I wasn't happy. Well, we weren't so we followed his advice and went somewhere that cares about its customers. The food looked awful anyway so I'm glad we left. Don't waste your time or money at this place - the drink specials may be good, but apparently only men can get service here. RUDE. And, the beer tasted like watered down frat party keg beer - disgusting.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Rude service, horrible drinks

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For the most part, this bar is fine if you need a place to go and sit outside and drink. But, I had such a horrible experience there that I will never go back and I've passed the word along to every person I know. It all came down to the food. We were told on 3 different occassions there was food. Turns out there was a problem with the kitchen and when the manager didn't comp our drinks (which we would have never ordered had we known the kitchen was shut down) we were very disappointed. The best part was the manager's response when I told him that his doorman assured me that the kitchen was open and serving food all night, which was "Oh, the guy who's been working here for 4 days?" Guess I didn't see that on his t-shirt/name tag/forehead.

0
★☆☆☆☆

For the most part, this bar is fine if you need a place to go and sit outside and drink. But, I had such a horrible experience there that I will never go back and I've passed the word along to every person I know. It all came down to the food. We were told on 3 different occassions there was food. Turns out there was a problem with the kitchen and when the manager didn't comp our drinks (which we would have never ordered had we known the kitchen was shut down) we were very disappointed. The best part was the manager's response when I told him that his doorman assured me that the kitchen was open and serving food all night, which was "Oh, the guy who's been working here for 4 days?" Guess I didn't see that on his t-shirt/name tag/forehead.

Pros: Outside seating

Cons: Jerk manager, Very smoky

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Pretty off the hook for a weekday afterwork spot. Fairly priced drinks..not your typical downtown prices. Good food as well. Very nice place to eat drink and and "take a load off" after a long workday.

2
★★★★☆

Pretty off the hook for a weekday afterwork spot. Fairly priced drinks..not your typical downtown prices. Good food as well. Very nice place to eat drink and and "take a load off" after a long workday.

Pros: Prices, Music, People

Cons: Parking, Service

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DEFINITLY A PLACE TO GET YO PARTY ON. NOT TO EXPENSIVE AND A MIXED CROWD. BLACK,WHITE, MEXICAN, PUERTO RICAN, RICH, POOR ETC..........

2
★★★★★

DEFINITLY A PLACE TO GET YO PARTY ON. NOT TO EXPENSIVE AND A MIXED CROWD. BLACK,WHITE, MEXICAN, PUERTO RICAN, RICH, POOR ETC..........

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I love being outdoors and Cactus reminds me of the bars I used to go to in college--everyone is friendly and the frozen rum runners are awsome!

2
★★★★★

I love being outdoors and Cactus reminds me of the bars I used to go to in college--everyone is friendly and the frozen rum runners are awsome!

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Mounted fish vie with mounted cacti for prominence in the blazing color scheme. Downtown white-collars who appreciate hearty partying head here by the droves after work; throbbing music is inescapable throughout the two…

 

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