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Beat Kitchen - 9 Reviews - 2100 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, Chicago, IL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (773) 281-4444

Beat Kitchen

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2100 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Chicago, IL 60618
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Although the drinks were standard, as was the service, this club still had it going on! The atmosphere was buzzing yet not overcrowded, the bands were cool (Planet Delirium and I...

Worst

I went here for an all-ages show, relegating me to the back room separate from the door. At the rear was a good-sized stage for the room. Right of the front of the stage was a h...

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Leaky, Cranky, Curatorial 6/23/2006

I went here for an all-ages show, relegating me to the back room separate from the door. At the rear was a good-sized stage for the room. Right of the front of the stage was a huge leak in the roof under which several buckets were placed -- built-in crowd control? Though deep, dark, dank, and damp, the Beat Kitchen made for a good venue with good acoustics. Around closing, the staff got REALLY pushy and rude with the all-ages crowd. Come if your favorite band is playing here (and they do book some GREAT acts), but don't make it your regular place. more

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Great place to hear live music 5/3/2006

This club has a kitchen with decent food, but that's not what this joint is about. It's about live music. Local and national bands come thru here. Most of them have a sort of underground following, so it can get packed in here. Some are local bands with not much following, it depends on the night you show up. I tip my hat to them for support all these bands, many of which are considered indie. or alternative. more

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3 Faves: Music, Beer and Food 3/8/2006

My definition of a great night out includes a good meal, possibly a beer or two, and some form of entertainment. Beat Kitchen offers all three. In general, the bands are pretty good, not matter the genre. I saw Lucero here a few years ago and was blown away. Once in a while, a dud shows up on stage, but it's been rare in my opinion (however, I'm not there every night). The food is better than standard bar fare and decently priced. The beer list is not bad and, of course, includes PBR. A draw for me: cushy booths with high backs. more

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Great Bar Food and Cool Music 3/5/2006

I must say that the bar tenders here are so cool, very funny and welcoming. They serve great sandwiches, I especially like their blackened chicken. Go on a regular night for a pretty quick meal. Or go on the weekend when they've got live music. The music venue is pretty intimate and can get crowded. But there's plenty of room to dance, let go and have a great time. Their prices are pretty good too. more

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Good urban music venue 1/10/2006

Certain kinds of places could only exist in a big city. This is one of those kinds of places. It is your basic bar/music venue. Of course they serve food too, and good food at that. If you dream of starting a band, this is the kind of place where you might get your first booking. I have heard some great music here, and some pretty awful stuff too. Of course that is part of the fun, the unexpected. It has been a while since I have been in here; maybe I am getting old? http://www.beatkitchen.com/ more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Christmas lights, orange-sherbet-colored walls and casual kitsch make this Roscoe Village joint a cozy hangout. The Beat Kitchen has been building a loyal clientele for a decade and now welcomes new faces from the booming Belmont axis. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is low-key even at its busiest, retaining the beer-drinking crowd. The back room serves as Beat Kitchen's live music venue, featuring local rock bands nearly every day of the week along with the occasional bigger name. Shows start at 9:30pm. On weekends, cover is charged at the front door; on weekdays, at the back door.


    The Draw
    You really can't go wrong with the tasty grilled and baked dishes at Beat Kitchen. The most popular orders are the corn tortilla soup, Beat salad, Southwest grilled chicken sandwich and Thai pizza. Dishes range in price from $5 to $10.50, and the menu changes every six months.

  • 12/21/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    North Side, Roscoe Village
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