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Schoolyard Tavern & Grill
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It looks like you'll have to go a day without our cocktails. We'll be closed tonight for a #4cbars event.
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Can @MarquetteMBB beat @XavierMBB despite #Xavier 's home-court advantage today? Watch with us at 11 AM to see 🏀🍺🏀🍺
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The perfect snack to enjoy while watching both @MarquetteMBB & @IlliniMBB games tonight at #schoolyardtavern 🏀🏀
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Don't miss @brainbashtrivia tonight at 8 PM, & save the date for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia #trivianight 2/16
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Sliding into the weekend with our Sriracha Chicken Sliders 🍔🍔 #weekendeats #schoolyardtavern #4cbars
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On Mondays we drink mules, especially when they are on special tonight for only $5 ! #schoolyardtavern #4cbars
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Today's the ultimate #gameday! @IlliniMBB's playing @IowaHoops now & The Super Bowl's @ 5:30 PM🍻🏀🏈 Come in to watch!
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This is how we welcome the weekend! Let us make you your Friday cocktail(s) ! #schoolyardtavern #4cbars
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The perfect snack to enjoy while watching both @MarquetteMBB & @IlliniMBB games tonight at #schoolyardtavern 🏀🏀
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Our Bloodys & Mimosas go down easy, easy like Sunday morning🍻 🍳🍹 Join us for brunch & our Bloody Mary bar at 11 AM!
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With $5 food items tonight, loading up your table with the good stuff is necessary 🍔🍟🍗 #schoolyardtavern #4cbars
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We'll be sure to work up an appetite cheering on @MarquetteMBB & @IlliniMBB tonight! Good thing minis are only $5!
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3258 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60657
3258 North Southport AvenueUSIllinoisChicago60657
(773) 528-8226schoolyardtavern.com
$$Sports Bar, Bar & GrillToday 5PM–2AM
Wednesday 5PM–2AMThursday 5PM–2AMFriday 5PM–2AMSaturday 11AM–3AMSunday 11AM–2AMMonday 5PM–2AMTuesday 5PM–2AM
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We live by the motto “Sorry we party.” Great for a reserved party or watching Illini and Golden Eagle sporting events, Schoolyard is where to go to lose your inhibitions. Despite the youthful, irreverent atmosphere, Schoolyard hasn’t abandoned the philosophy of its Four Corners Tavern Group sister bars – that great food and drink paired with friendly, attentive and a wholly unpretentious staff will result in a very positive and unique experience for its guests. Nineteen Plasma TVs and a number of great specials provide the perfect place for avid sports fans to roost for most every major sporting event.

Stop by and we’ll show you around. We think you’ll like what we’ve done with the place.
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Casual sports bar with updated pub grub, cocktails, outdoor seats & a youthful atmosphere.- Google
"Great neighborhood bar, best for the outdoor patio space (dog-friendly!"
"Friendly wait staff, I will be back!"
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David Kinsey
2 months ago
I used to really like schoolyard, but that was a few years ago. I hadn't been in since 2013 and decided it was time to get back in, expecting the nice neighborhood bar I remembered. Our group sat in the back of two rooms, and at 1:15ish AM the bar started to close down the room we were in. I didn't particularly like way that was handled, we felt booted without warning, so I tired to explain to the manager that it wasn't appreciated. Unfortunately I got a lot of sass in response, so with few options left, we closed the tab w/o tipping, since it was understood among us that we were unsatisfied with our experience. (We each had 2 beers, its not like we had bottle service and stiffed her) The waitress then came back and asked for a tip, something i had never seen or heard of before, to which i tried to explain that there aren't many options for expressing displeasure in a restaurant, and unfortunately the first time I tried i didn't get through. My advice was to seek recourse from her manager. We left, and we're across School street going north on Southport and the manager then comes out and asks for a tip. C'MON dude, you're the same guy who didn't have time for me earlier, now I'm getting chased down the street. I gave him the same story she got, got a sarcastic thumbs up, and no (verbal) response because he went back inside before I finished. Used to be a fun bar, probably still has trivia, suffers from poor managerial skills and customer relations. 1 star because our waitress was good, and beer is adequately priced.
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Ben Hinds
2 months ago
In the same group of bars as Kirkwood, etc. so solid all around. Surprisingly good food, too.
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Patty Lawlor
a year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The food was delicious and the drink specials were outstanding. Always ask what the specials are here, as they always have some great deals!! I saw they have construction going on now, but I can't wait to go back. Food was good, a chill sports-bar type atmosphere. Friendly wait staff, I will be back!!
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Wendy Lau
a year ago
Bar specials love me and I love them! Wednesday's- $5 food menu! That's right, your burger that normally costs $12 is now more than half off! :) Monday's $1 cheeseburger (and yes, I did buy two and make it a double!). Food is OK for bar food, service is quick too! A little farther from the Wrigleyville crowd, which I'm not complaining about, but expect to hear some ruckus on the weekends.
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Emily Morris
6 months ago
Their happy hour has awesome specials and their food is actually really good. Highly recommend this place.
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Kayleigh Hamre
a year ago
Wednesday nights at Schoolyard is $5 ALL food--such a great deal! The food is great they have awesome wraps, wings and burgers. Great atmosphere at Schoolyard loads of fun, good music, great weekly deals and their trivia is blast!
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Kerry Bauer
2 years ago
Awesome neighborhood bar. The staff are great and serve you with smiles on their faces.The atmosphere is cool and it gets crowded on weekends but i love to go on wednesdays for their $5 food specials. I love to go on dates here and also go with my friends to chill and meet local people.
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Curt Beiersdorf
2 years ago
Great local bar and also a fun, more relaxed Friday/Saturday night place. Good beer selection, very friendly staff, and they have really terrible/awesome/drunk/embarrassing karaoke on Thursday sometimes (I think it was Thursday). Decent bar food, good place to watch a game, better place to hangout during the summer months as they have a nice outdoor area, close to the L (Southport).