Bars have become the meeting places of choice now that libraries, public parks, and desolate midnight crossroads are all under Prohibition. Enjoy a legal and delicious dalliance with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at Crossroads Public House in Lincoln Park.
Crossroads Public House sates hunger with an all-encompassing menu of classic pub favorites, quells thirsty uprisings with a full bar and daily drink specials, and keeps fun mongers occupied with an array of group games. The neighborhood playground keeps active adults fueled with thin, pan, stuffed cheese, or specialty pizzas (starting at $6.95) that can be made with plenty of pie packers such as sun-dried tomatoes, pineapple, black olives, sausage, and pepper jack cheese (starting at $0.75). The menu sneaks in savory pub-grub twists, such as the nacho tots, a castle of crispy tater tots covered in layers of chili, nacho cheese, sour cream, black olives, jalapeños, green onions, and a drawbridge fortress of pico de gallo ($8.45).
For weekend warriors out and about before 2 p.m., feast on Crossroads breakfast bounty that includes the build-your-own omelet with three eggs and three toppings (starting at $7.95), or the biscuits and gravy with two biscuits smothered in a swaddling blanket of sausage gravy and a tummy bear hug of comfort ($6.95).
Crossroads Public House’s décor features dark wooded seating and booths that circumnavigate the tavern, giving way to flat-screen TVs sprinkled everywhere the eye would want to see. Along with grownup goodies stacked behind the elongated L-shaped bar, Crossroads keeps guests entertained with a life-size Jenga game, billiards table, Wii, PS3, Buck Hunter, boxing arcade, karaoke on Tuesday nights, and trivia on Wednesday nights.
Crossroads Public House has been mentioned in Time Out Chicago and on Centerstage. Reviewers have mixed opinions on the food and efficiency of service, but many enjoy the games and atmosphere. Sixteen Metromixers give Crossroads Public House an average of 2.5 stars, and nearly 90 Yelpers give it an average of three stars.
- The warmly lit interior, large pillars and rich wood furniture accentuate the pub-style feel. There's also a dart board and several large TVs, allowing everyone to see the game no matter where they're sitting. – John Kristoff, Centerstage
- Hooray games! Lifesize jenga, wii, and more! – Erin K., Yelp, 9/24/10
2630 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614Get Directions