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Fountainhead

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American, Bar, Pub, International
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1970 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL
+1 773-697-8204
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16:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The rooftop bar was fun to try, but the food menu was limited and there were a lot of bees that were bothering us where we were sitting. The portion size was very small for the price, which was pretty expensive. Drinks were good quality. Wi-Fi did not work. Decent service.

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Thank DoctorKnow85
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We love this place and make it a point to go a few times a summer, even though we've moved several hours away. Their food menu used to be very weird and unappealing but they recently changed it and have great nachos and a delicious sounding variety of food options, which was so great to see. Also, Jesse, a bartender... More 

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Thank KACassidy
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Incredible whisky selection bourbon scotches, old whiskies, vatted malts, independent bottling and the pub have their own selection of single cask whiskies bought straight from distilleries!

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Thank Lambence
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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242 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had dinner on the roof top and had a great server, Meridith, and had great time. The menu up there is way too limited in my view for the price you py. The beverage menu was monumetal. When we got our order food I for one was disappointed the portions of our entrees.

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Thank ken h
Chicago
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313 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The rooftop is a great place when the weather is nice; there is a decent list of draft beers, a very long list of cans, and prices are right. I believe there are some drafts not available upstairs that you can get downstairs, though. The rooftop menu is limited to snack/small plates, and I'm sorry to say that the food... More 

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Thank smdds
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Great beer selection of both bottles and drafts. Great patio. I have only had the appetizers here and they have always been tasty- never had a full meal. They change it seasonally, so you can always have something new.

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Thank Lindsay E
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Often come here after work with friends or co-workers when the weather is ideal. Rooftop bar is one of the best in the city. Great craft beer selection but food options not so much. Service can get aliitle behind at times. Knowledgable bartenders offer good suggestions to new local craft brew on tap.

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Thank william w
Elgin, Illinois
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Our meal was delicious - omelette and challah French toast and burger and bagel omelette, one mimosa - but pricey $68 without tip. There was not a Father's Day special menu and upstairs rooftop doesn't open til noon. Wish we knew that in advance. Food and service was very good, so I would go back.

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Thank dk1234562015
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We waited almost one hour to get our food and the food was mediocre. I ordered the 3 grains salad and had to ask for some olive oil because it was dry and had no flavor. The mushroom risotto was somewhat a little better. The place is very noisy. I will not go back.

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Thank Celine L
Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

What a drink menu. Where do they hide it all? Hundreds of beers & local spirits which will complement any mood or diet. A beautiful space with tables & bar seating. Food is pretty standard pub items. Done very well with large, fresh portions. Skipped dessert & had a local gin on the rocks instead. Too cool an evening for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-697-8204

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