Uncommon Ground on Devon

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Uncommon Ground on DevonUncommon Ground on Devon

Type: Bar, Eatery

1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60660-1311
United States

(773) 465-9801 | map

Live music nightly.
First certified organic urban rooftop farm in the nation.

Added by inhoc00 on 11-26-2008

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Found myself here today after a funeral, maybe not the best time to visit, but we were drinking.

We were seated in the second dining room. In the bar area immediately to the left, there was the typical 12ish bar stools and a few little ottomans by a fireplace. The floor seemed to be vintage and made up of tiny tiles. The wood and glass back bar also looked to be vintage. At the bar there was the usual assortment of midwest craft taps, Dark Horse, Goose Island, Surly, and Two Brothers. Bottle list (available online) had a small but handpicked and midwest focused craft selection, no imports. The bar here is much smaller and seemed less beer-focused than the one in Wrigleyville/Lakeview.

It was midday and there were plenty of groups here for a late lunch/brunch. Service was good, but a little strained due to the crowd.

The vibe was nice, especially for the neighborhood. However, it's just that, a neighborhood destination. Not worth a hike across town, etc. This is a restaurant that happens to have a nice little bar area, nothing more. Fairly upscale and expensive for the area. Still it's an oasis in Rogers Park, where there aren't alot of beer options.

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Photo of Georgejt
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We visited Uncommon Ground per the positive review on here. We were very pleased with out decision to drive out of the way to eat and have drinks here. We stopped in for lunch and ate in the restaurant portion of building. There was also a bar area and an outside eating area that looked appealing as well. The restaurant was interesting in that they served predominantly all organic foods. Some of there fresh veggies and spices were grown on the roof of the old rehabbed building where the restaurant was located. The atmosphere was rustic yet modern. The choice of local art on display was intriguing and pleasing to the eye. The menu had a number of tasty choices from sandwiches to soup to full entrées. The beer selection was excellent in both bottle and on draft. There were several Chicago and midwest microbrews on draft. The food was a little pricey ($10-12 for a sandwich), but was very much worth the price based on the quality. I would return again when in the Chicago area for sure!!

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Photo of inhoc00
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I added this place to BA as I was surprised it was not on here and is one of my favortie places.

It is hidden in Rogers Park on Devon in the old Speakeasy. Good parking and never too crowded, the place has a great bar in front with ample seating near the back.

The beer list is basically a Midwest tour of craft brewing. Changes by seaon but the names include GI, Founders, Bells, Surly, Dark Horse, Lakefront, FFF etc. Currently you can get a 12 or 6 oz of BCS on tap. I love that.

The food is amazing and also changes by season.

I love this place because I have a 5 month old daughter and could never go there on a Friday night with my wife. This place is never too crowded and always accomadating.

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Uncommon Ground on Devon in Chicago, IL
4.26 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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