Our Restaurants

Multiple concepts with distinct differences, each location features modern American cuisine, an expansive beverage program, thoughtful interior design and a team that is driven to impress.

If you’re interested in opening a Bottleneck restaurant, send us a message. We’re actively seeking new markets.

EST. 2016 · 6 Locations

sprawling craft beer list with over 90 local and global varieties, classic American food with brilliant chef-driven twists, and an upbeat, energetic atmosphere.

Gigantic HDTV walls and state-of-the-art A/V flank the thoughtful interior design, resulting in the unique marriage of ultimate sports bar and delightful restaurant. Large outdoor patios offer guests an oasis in the heart of the action.

Coming soon: Orange Village, OH • Schaumburg, IL • Wheeling, IL

EST. 2013

In the heart of the action on the “Magnificent Mile” in downtown Chicago, Howells & Hood offers the largest draft beer selection in the city, and likely the world, with 120 craft beers on tap pouring from 360 taps across 3 bars. 

Located in the base of Chicago’s iconic Tribune Tower, the massive restaurant spans 17,300 sq. ft. of indoor space, as well as a lush 5,700 sq. ft. outdoor patio that seats 300.

A magnificent complement to Michigan Avenue.

EST. 2013

Nestled within the flying buttresses of the Tribune Tower’s 25th floor, The Crown is the most impressive event space in Chicago.

Offering 360 degree views of the city, an indoor lounge, and private outdoor veranda, The Crown is perfect for cocktail receptions for up to 150 people.

Beauty, historical significance, and authentic Chicago essence.

EST. 2012 · 4 Locations

Old Town Pour House was on the forefront of the craft beer explosion in the United States. With the rise of microbrewing, Pour House was able to open its doors featuring small and independent brewers on a large scale, bringing our love of craft beer to the masses. Draft Magazine named the Chicago location one of America’s 100 Best Beer Bars in 2013.

From there, Old Town Pour House has continued to offer a a daily homage to beer, featuring uncommon beers on draft. You won’t find bottles here either, as pouring beer from the tap is the closest thing to drinking it straight from the brewery. 

EST. 2011

Nestled among the city’s skyline along the Chicago River, the large outdoor patio with open-air bar is a favorite for work lunches and happy hours – an oasis in the center of the bustling city.

A bold and contemporary restaurant in Chicago’s Loop, centrally located between Union and Ogilvie train stations, South Branch is also a unique venue for weekend weddings and large corporate events.

EST. 2009

Just north of Millennium Park and steps from Chicago’s Theater district, Sweetwater’s casual atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night celebrating.

The vibrant bar and restaurant sits on Michigan Avenue, just south of the Chicago River, offering full views of the city from the spacious outdoor patio.

EST. 2007

The Boundary is a Wicker Park favorite for watching sports. With 21 HDTVs and over 120 craft beers, the neighborhood bar makes for ideal gameday atmosphere.

The Shuffleboard table, weekend brunch, infamous patio, and friendly service add to the fun.

EST. 2001

Conveniently located 1 block north of Wrigley Field on Clark St. and steps south of The Metro, Trace has been a baseball and concert-goer’s favorite for almost two decades.

As a late-night rock’n’roll bar, Trace stands out in Wrigleyville with a vibe all its own.

Interested in Opening a Bottleneck Location?

We’re growing and always interested in new markets for our expanding restaurant group. Let’s start a conversation.

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