Primebar | Chicago, Illinois
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Currently with 4 ratings
Type: Restaurant

155 N Wacker Dr
Chicago, Illinois United States 60606 [ print map ]
312 884 0000


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4 reviews for Primebar
 Ambiance  40%
 Service  65%
 Selection  70%
 Food  73%
 Value  42%
 Overall  55%
 Rating  67%

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321  (364) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 9, 2014
This is a solid, overpriced restaurant. Very convenient to the office where Iím working for a few weeks. We stopped in here for after works drinks on a few occasions. Beer-wise, they have a decent number of taps, nothing rare, but plenty of nice beers. You can find something you like here, but probably not something you havenít had before.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike  (71) Roswell, Georgia | June 23, 2014
Upscale bar food with decent beer selection; not spectacular, but a few nice options. Service was average. Ambiance was chain upscale chain restaurant feeling. Nothing to go out of your way for if you are a beer lover, but youíre bound to find something good to drink here.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 6/20
emerge077  (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | March 12, 2014
01-20-2012 Primebar reeks of utter sterile mediocrity. The place had a forced, affected vibe of pretentiousness and felt like a cross between an airport lounge, hotel bar, and upscale corporate chain (which it is). Need to impress clients at a power lunch? Got an escort to entertain? Primebar is the place. The piped in muzak here was terrible. Michael Bolton? Freeze Frame? Wanted to leave the moment after walking in the door, but we needed to warm up and get a beer on the way over to Monkís by way of the Franklin Tap. Revolving door, loungey couches up front, dim lighting, repetitive framed photos of heavily mascaraed eyes and drinking flirty women on the walls... okaaay. Mosaic-tiled pillars behind the long U-shaped bar, leather & brass tacked bar seats, a cluster of modern lamps hung over the dining area. Crowd was rather douchey. Most were drinking wine and cocktails, got snooty looks at the bar after ordering a round of Founders Porter (thanks Chris). Beer list was in a narrow leather-bound menu holder, it looked more like a cocktail list. Beers were listed by brewery and neatly organized, though there were no prices listed, which seems common downtown. There were a few errors such as "Troubadour Belgian IPA" from the "Magma Brewery". Selection was ok, basics from staple Midwest breweries like Metropolitan, Goose, Founders, Three Floyds, but nothing more than 2-3 from their standard lineup, no seasonals. There was no bottle list, but the bartender listed off 6-8 bottles that were fairly random (a couple Rogue, Sofie, and Lost Abbey Inferno oddly enough). Plenty of better options in the Loop: Monkís, Millerís, Villains, Hackneyís, Gage, etc.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | June 18, 2012
Primebar has a good selection of beers a block from my office, so for that I end up there quite a bit for happy hours and after work drinks. Ambiance is corporate expense check restaurant. The pictures on the walls are inexplicable. Prices are high and service can be spotty. But you canít argue with the large # of taps and available bottles for this location. They have a special on large format bottles one day a week, which is worthwhile.

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