$25 Worth of High-End Pub Cuisine at Theory

Near North Side

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Limit 1 per table. Valid for lunch and dinner only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers or daily specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

  • $25 toward anything on the lunch or dinner menus
  • Chic, upscale sports bar
  • Convenient downtown location
  • Friendly bartenders
  • Plentiful flat-screen TVs, comfortable seating


Yelpers give Theory 3.5 stars, and 260 Metromixers give 4.3: > * This is not your typical sports bar. The decor is warm, comfortable and inviting, from the plush booths, seating and lighting to the scrumptious items on the surprising menu…we found the quality to be excellent and the portions to be appropriate to the price. – rinaina, Metromix > * Great ambiance. Great food. Great hosting. It’s just a comfortable place to meet friends and enjoy something beyond traditional pub fare. Plenty of screens to catch the latest game. Nice outdoor dining area too. – Thomas B., Yelp > * beer selection is dangerously good, and the food is incredible…I would either start with the crab dip…or throw down some of the best ribs in the city – YT3269, Metromix


More than 20 plasma-screen TVs cast a flickering glow over Theory, an upscale sports lounge owned by a seasoned DJ that intertwines American comfort food with Mexican and southern twists. The eatery's muted spotlights single out undiscovered scalp models and house specialties, such as baby back ribs in signature sauce and pulled-pork sandwiches made from house-smoked meat. Tiny heart icons indicate cardio-friendly eats on the menu, through which gentle breezes riffle on the outdoor patio. Theory also houses a private party room modeled after a home theater that showcases three TVs clinging to exposed brick, low tables, and cushy chairs. Within the dining room, courteous servers skirt a marble-topped bar and don invisibility cloaks to avoid obscuring television screens showing NFL or NCAA games.

Customer Reviews

The food and service were good here, we had a nice time.
Jaimi T. · August 31, 2013
Great place to go
SAMARA C. · December 16, 2012
We love this place!
Rebecca P. · March 22, 2012

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