Kuma's Corner

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

49 Reviews
Kuma's CornerKuma's Corner
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2900 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-5804
United States

(773) 604-8769 | map
kumascorner.com

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Added by gwtucker on 12-18-2005

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
129
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
7.06%
 
 
Taps:
5
Bottles/Cans:
30
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 129
Reviews by Northsider:
Photo of Northsider
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Salt-n-Beer
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Poloplaya
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of Eman17
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gorf_Minor
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Great food, decent beer, very loud.

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Photo of barleywin
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of MarkFrankosek
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of dawsunn
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of bolognasuave
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

best damn burger in Chicago. beer selection is pretty solid too.

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Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bshaw22
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

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Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Chris-1911
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Kuma's Corner in Chicago, IL
4.25 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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