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Southport Lanes & Billiards

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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3325 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
+1 773-472-6600
16:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for quick game of pool great place nice hall polite bartenders great atmosphere bathrooms upstairs excellent location great sidewalk cafe/patio

Thank Drew W
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Came here Tuesday with a friend right when they opened at 4pm. The manager couldn't have been any friendlier to us! He welcomed us in and let us try out a number of beers that were on tap. We had a nice conversation with him and then set out into the next room to play some pool for only $8... More 

Thank GB218
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great / spacious pool area that has a good atmosphere. The bar area was a bit loud though. Didn't try billiards. Had a burger to eat - it was 'ok' ! Service was very good / pleasant.

Thank liveseeds
Chicago, Illinois
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402 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Fun time. Old school. This four-lane bowling alley still uses pinboys! Great french fries! Avoid the wings. Friendly service. I need to go bowling more often.

Thank SamAdamsGhost
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Historic beautiful building. Great atmosphere. Came to check out the 4 lane hand set bowling lanes. Had a blast bowling. Service was excellent and friendly staff. Great selection of beer and other drinks. We did not eat here, but the food that I saw looked amazing. Excellent experience overall. We will be back to bowl again and order food.

Thank Zelck
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Excellent pub grub and great al fresco dining. Also, the handset bowling lanes are fun ($10 bucks tip in the finger hole of a bowling ball will usually get you a strike...)

Thank Jim H
Newport, Wales
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The choice of places to eat on Southport seems t have reduced over the years and we ended up here more through chance than judgement! The service was good and food not bad at all. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank argwatkins
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a bar extravaganza featuring delicious bar food while entertaining you with billiards play and bowling with live pin re-setters. Great location close to shopping, restaurants, and other amenities. A fun local bar with outdoor seating in the summer, TV's to watch sports, and friendly staff service. The interior has beautiful wood and the charm of yesteryear!

Thank Florence C
London, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Came here for a fun night of bowling and great food with a big group. The sliders were awesome ! So were the nachos and sandwiches and the salsa was incredible!

Thank Kasia W
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I searched and searched for the perfect place to host a fundraiser. I had a few different options, but Southport Lanes has it all. The building has history (see Ballpark52's review, read about it on the website, or ask the staff). You have old fashioned pin set bowling and billiards all in one private room just steps from the bar.... More 

Thank andrew p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3325 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-472-6600
Southport Lanes & Billiards is a friendly neighborhood bar with a rich history. Built in the 1900s as an original Schlitz pub, Southport celebrates its beer history with over 30 craft beers on draft. Southport's private bowling and billiards rooms are great for special occasions or just relaxing evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?