I dig this place, Children is marked on this page, but I wouldn’t bring kids here. It’s an eclectic "metal" bar. I gave the service a low rating, but that is only because its a small place with a huge demand. Do not be surprised if your waiting over an hour and often outside for a seat. The wait is worth it, the burgers and Mac and Cheese are out of this world, best in the town IMO and that’s saying something. Great selection of new "hot" brews. If you want a burger this is the place to go. Leave the kids at home not for them...
Arrived here 20 minutes before it opened and we were still about 30th in line. Luckily they let us before open and we grabbed a spot at the bar. Inside is typical bar decor, a small seating section and kitchen, but a nice long bar with plenty of seating. Heavy metal blares in the background and they are not about to turn on the tv, not even for the Bears playoff game vs. Seattle. I like the look and feel. All the servers and bartenders seem to fit with this place. Clientele also fits, definitely a local hipster crowd. The beer selection is decent, not overly exciting. They had about 8 taps, then probably 30 bottles. On draft they did have Gumballhead and Alpha King, but the rest of the stuff was mid tier easy to find craft (DFH, Lagunitas, etc). The main attraction of this place is its food. About 15 sandwich topping combinations that you can have with a burger, chicken breast or chicken tenders. The combo’s are awesome, unique, mouth watering, and it reminds me of Jerry’s Sandwiches, but for burgers. The tenders are only so-so, so get a burger or chicken breast. Waffle fries are awesome.
If I loved burgers and heavy metal this would probably be my favorite place to eat in the whole world. Beer is more of an afterthought here, while certainly a good selection for a restaurant, not a place I would come to just get a drink. Come here early and get a great meal, I will certainly be coming back.
This is more of a place to go to for the burgers than for the beer but it’s cool. Beer taps are good and fresh and seem focused on American and esp. Midwestern Micros. It has gotten so much press it’s constantly crowded and the heavy metal is blaring. There is a beer garden in back which is nice. Prices are in line w/ the rest of the city for both food and drinks. This is a place to go for a nice beer and some grub. It is not a ticker’s paradise.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | January 6, 2010| Updated November 25, 2014
insane famous burgers + alpha king and surly darkness on tap + loads of regional/local bottled micros (dark horse stouts) make this an amazingly place to eat and drink. blaring heavy metal and a super crowded scene. love it. check out the burger pics on their website or on flickr.
nbondi (42) Chicago, Illinois | January 2, 2010| Updated April 30, 2012
8 out of 10 Kuma’s burgers I’ve had have been the best burger I’ve ever had in my life. The other two were only awesome. Beer selection is adequate with several good choices. Options don’t change often, and at least half the time they’re out of my first choice. Focus is on North American breweries. Staff doesn’t seem to know the beer well, but the focus is not the beer here. The focus here is metal, pretty girls, and the best burgers in the world. Expect a wait. Even is it’s 10 PM. on Sunday.
Everyone needs to go here. My wife and I usually go here 15 minutes before they open on a Saturday to make sure we can get a table...because the wait here can be terrible at times. Usually a very good beer selection on draft. You go here for the burgers though...best burger in Chicago in my opinion. The beer garden adds a lot of room, so if the weather or season isn’t great it will be crowded and loud inside. I love this place though. The make your own Mac and Cheese is fantastic and burgers...yeah.