Billy Goat Tavern

Row 1

430 N Michigan Ave (at Lower Michigan Ave)
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 222-1525
Burgers, American, Dive Bar
Mon–Fri: 6:00 AM–2:00 AM Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–2:00 AM

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Foursquare Tips

  • Get a double cheese and don't question them
  • Look for the bylines of famous Chicago newspaper reporters, past and present.
  • Subterranean 'cheezborger' joint made famous by a 1978 SNL skit, it's an only-in-Chicago place to eat. Request a souvenir paper hat. Green Guide Editor
  • Need to go downstairs just to see it!
  • The 312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island brewery will make your double cheez better and better!
  • Bring cash and don't act like this is your first time here. It's ok to drink at lunch here too.
  • Double cheezborger
  • Underneath the Chicago Tribune Building, the original hangover cure serves greasy cheeseburgers and many beers. Bright lights and surly reporters. What's not to like?
  • The skinny burgers get a nice sear on the hot griddle, and you can top them with as many of the wonderful pickles as you want. You can't order fries, but the chips help bulk this out to a fine meal.
  • Best crab rangoons in town.
  • Duh: cheezborger.
  • Fun to watch the tourists try to order anything other than a double cheese.
  • Go to Billy Goat Tavern and order fries if you dare
  • Me encanta. La cerveza muy rica y ahora a probar la comida
  • Double cheese is best!
  • Watch out for shoe shine scam operators lurking outside this place. Do not let them touch your shoes or you're screwed.
  • For the love of god don't ask for fries.
  • Don't take the mustard and ketchup bottles to your table. You'll get in trouble.
  • Don't forget they have breakfast. And the best .50 cent cup of coffee in the city
  • Having the double cheese and Billy Goat Dark.