Stout Barrel House & Galley | River North | Gastropub, Bar/Lounge, Craft Beer, Craft Cocktails | Bar

Stout Barrel House & Galley

Hours: Dinner: seven days
Saturday & Sunday brunch
Open late: Saturday till 5, Tuesday-Friday till 4, Monday till 2

Price: $$$

Gastropub featuring craft beers, specialty cocktails, and small plates.

Restaurant Details

If Rush and Division is downtown Chicago's Douchebag Central, the intersection that encompasses not only Stout but also Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood might be Douchebag South. If you can stomach the clientele, though, you may be interested in stomaching this bar's food menu and beer list, which are, respectively, uneven and pretty decent. On a list of familiar sharable plates (beet salad, mac 'n' cheese) the pickled shrimp was a chewy misstep; "flatbreads" (= "pizzas"), the fine lamb sausage atop it notwithstanding, tasted a bit fresh-from-the-box. Heartier entrees include fried chicken, steak frites, and an absolutely killer Duroc pork chop, a massive, Cajun-spice-marinated, preternaturally juicy hunk of meat over which I cannot enthuse slavishly enough. Stout's beer selection is respectable, if at times a bit wild—see the three-liter, $260 bottle of St. Feuillien Abbey Tripel, sized if not priced to share—and there are wines by the glass and bottle, plus a few cocktails.

Sam Worley

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Price: $$$

Payment Type: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Bar Details

If Rush and Division is downtown Chicago's Douchebag Central, the intersection that encompasses not only Stout but also Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood might be Douchebag South. If you can stomach the clientele, though, you may be interested in stomaching this bar's decent drinks list. Stout's beer selection is respectable, if at times a bit wild—see the three-liter, $260 bottle of St. Feuillien Abbey Tripel, sized if not priced to share—and there are wines by the glass and bottle, plus a few cocktails. —Sam Worley

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