Great food, great location, great company. Bub City is a fun and upbeat location that has a unique way of providing all of these things. While you might say great company really depends on who you are with and isn’t always a guarantee, when I say great company in this instance, I’m referring to everyone you meet at Bub City.
A laidback and casual atmosphere plopped in the center of a vibrant area of downtown Chicago, Bub City gives you a welcoming feeling that you don’t always feel from the city. Maybe it’s my Midwestern roots that make me say so, but the live music doesn’t hurt either. Coming from an area widely known for its delicious barbecue, I find myself naturally being more judgmental when it comes to this line of food. Their frequently applauded bloody mary options is a reason in and of itself that makes people become frequent customers. We ordered some waffle fries and fried pickles to tide us over until our meal was served, each with a side of ranch dressing.
I ordered the burnt ends sandwich, which is my go-to at many barbecue places back home. While I enjoyed the flavor of the sauce, the meat itself was a little more fatty and tough than I prefer.
We sat in the most perfect location. Along one of the walls a row of windows open up to the street level where you are reminded of the hustle and bustle along Clark Street while experiencing the homey ambiance. If I had to rank this restaurant on a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 9. So many different aspects affect the appeal of Bub City that while I wasn’t awestruck with my meal, I would go back in a heartbeat.