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For 2
7:00 PM

Theory Chicago

163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
  • Live Sports
Our goal is to make Theory your home away from home. Theory is a cozy, upscale sports lounge with an emphasis on comfort, good food, and great service. We can accommodate groups from 2 to 200 and have a private room available for dining and corporate events. Our menu features american cuisine with southern and Mexican touches. we hope to see you here soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Brunch Weekend
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch Weekday
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner Weekend
Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
Dinner Weekday
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 644-0004
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Steve Silva
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Private Party Facilities
We can accommodate groups from 2 to 200. perfect for all occasions including getting together with friends and corporate groups
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Private Party Contact
Holly: (312) 644-0004
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For Catering inquires please contact Holly at 312-644-0004 or You can also visit for more catering information.
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Cross Street
State & Hubbard
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Parking Details
There is limited street parking available. Valet service is available during all business hours. $14 for the first 3 Hours - $17 for 4 or more
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Public Transit
State & Grand Red Line Stop.
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Daily Sporting Event
Dj's on Weekend
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Special Events & Promotions
We Would love to work with you - Please contact to book your event today.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 163 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined a day ago

It was great!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The experience was awesome. Great staff and great food. Will definitely be coming back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Dinner for four couples; only one of us had been there previously. Very friendly, helpful reservation staff. Our group changed 2-3x so reservation shifted between 8-12 people and they were patient with us.

Our server was wonderful - she was very personable and service was great. Food was very good - certainly not just pub grub. Certainly a great place to catch a game - TVs everywhere. Great experience - we'd definitely be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Food and service was great! Definitely my favorite place to catch a Patriots game

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

We flew in from Boston and wanted a bar to watch the patriot game. This place was awesome. Full of patriots fans lots of big screen TVs The owner came over and introduced himself and was very friendly. The cheese burgers were amazing!! I will go there again

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Joel was an AMAZING host again!! What a phenomenal place to be while in Chicago. Certainly a "must go" while in town. Thanks Joel and Theory staff, ya'll rock!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place. Joel is awesome.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Great view and food to watch a game but, music very overpowering.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

The place is hopping and the food is great. The owner comes by a lot to thank you for coming in.

RGG10 (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Went with some friends before the Champions Classic at the United Center. Decent bar food and drink list. Great service and set up inside. Would recommend.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome place for trivia on tuesdays and to watch the patriots! Staff and owner are super friendly and will take good care of you!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place to watch a ballgame. The owner, Joel, is a great guy who really appreciates your business and treats everyone with respect. The staff is incredibly nice and welcoming.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great bar to watch Iowa Hawkeyes, excellent food and fun atmosphere! We make sure it is part of our annual girls weekend!

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, great service, tasty Bloody Marys

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

Went with friends that we haven't seen in awhile and wanted to watch the Monday Night Football game, have dinner, and catch up. The sport watching experience is top notch (e.g., lots of nice TVs with good views from everywhere). The volume on the game seemed a little loud at first, making it difficult to talk, but I either got used to it or it was turned down because I only recall it being an issue right after the game came on. The food was very good and the staff was very attentive (e.g., never had to ask for another beer, etc.). The manager or owner stopped by when we came in, during our visit, and when we were leaving to thank us for coming and to make sure we had a good time. It was very genuine and a nice touch. I had never been to Theory but I'll likely be back. Good food, good service, comfortable setting, and a good time.

vipabbypb (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

This is the best sports bar in town!! The staff is so nice and accommodating. The menu is diverse and has something for everyone. It’s the best place to be for game day, so lively and fun!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

This is by far my favorite bar in all of Chicago. The management and staff are so friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious.

Would highly recommend to anyone.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

If you are looking for good bar food dining with some upscale twists, good value, great drinks this is a great place to meet up with friends to catch and not feel hassled.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

This is my favorite sports bar in the country. We stop in every time we are in Chicago. The food is excellent and the service is fantastic. The owner recognizes us every time we stop in and couldn’t be more accommodating. It’s like having a neighborhood restaurant and bar away from home.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

This plays knows service....the owner is active in thanking patrons throughout the evening and genuinely grateful for the business. One of the best experiences I have ever had in a restaurant/sports Bar. GO HAWKS!