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Kuma's Corner

Not Rated.
Kuma's CornerKuma's Corner
BA SCORE
95
world-class

49 Reviews
Reviews: 49
Visits: 119
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2900 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-5804
United States
phone: (773) 604-8769

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @kumascorner

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Place added by: gwtucker on 12-18-2005

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Reviews: 49 | Visits: 119
Reviews by Northsider:
Photo of Northsider
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This place has gained a LOT of attention over the past few years. Hands down, I have to say these are the BEST, and most UNIQUE, burgers I've ever tasted anywhere (and I travel for a living!). If you've never been to Kumas, regardless of anything else, you have to try the burgers.

Yes, the music is loud. It's a heavy metal bar, what do you expect? The art on the walls, the art on the staff, the music, they all contribute to the GREAT atmosphere here. Lots of people criticize the loud music and 'alternative' staff, but seriously those yups need to realize where they are.

Beer selection is pretty good, I can't say anything bad about it. Service is pretty good, though I'm biased since I know the manager there and get treated well.

Be prepared to wait. LONG. No reservations, not even for people like me with connections. Honestly, the burgers are worth the inevitable 2+ hour wait. Go during a "low" time of day. Friday-Sunday at any time is out of the question. Go on a weekday at like 4 or 5pm if possible. After your first time, tolerating an hour+ wait seems less and less worth it. For first timers though, WAIT!

Not much else to say than what has already been said. GREAT GREAT place, not to miss. (1,216 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerhemoth
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of MarkFrankosek
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Best Burgers in chicago! Cool environment and great selection of food and beer. (79 characters)

Photo of Sweffin
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of dawsunn
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

As a dyed-in-the-wool metalhead, this is pretty much the ultimate beer-and-burger joint. (88 characters)

Photo of bolognasuave
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

best damn burger in Chicago. beer selection is pretty solid too. (65 characters)

Photo of Davit
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bshaw22
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped here after a Beer Temple trip. Burgers are enormous and they have some cool appetizers. Beer on top is solid, and some good bottles. Not a ton of options, but what they have is good. (193 characters)

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.6/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Kuma's Corner's burgers are as good as it gets. The service is always great, even when the line is out the door. Beer selection always small yet well thought out. Usually a Three Floyds selection available. Stellar, always bring out of town guests here! (253 characters)

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.21/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Chris-1911
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Irishace9
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is IT. This is a beer drinker's heaven. Walking in is like being teleported to a medieval, heavy metal, evil castle. Weaponry lines the walls, there's skulls, guitars and always really awesome hard rock to death metal music playing. The beer selection here is ridiculously awesome as are the insanely creative, metal band named burgers they offer. The staff is very friendly and is quick to get you seated (there's usually a bit of a long wait, naturally). If you are unsure of what a beer is, or just want to know what's on their rotating handles, just ask, they're more than happy to tell or check it for you. My first experience here was stellar, awesome heavy metal music, a gourmet burger and mac 'n' cheese and a glass of Three Floyd's Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker imperial IPA from the tap. If you're in Chicago, you HAVE to visit Kuma's Corner!!!!! (869 characters)

Photo of feeger22
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of yancot
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of saemick
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Purified
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Studs1991
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Kuma's Corner in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.