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Gamekeepers - 21 Reviews - 345 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (773) 549-0400


345 W Armitage Ave (at Corner of Lincoln & Armitage)
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-0400
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Gamekeepers - Chicago, IL


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Went there for New Years, place was awesome. Great time with friends, service was great, drinks were cheap, and crowd was on fire. Best place I've been to in a while.


DO NOT GO HERE even if you are tempted by the 4am close. . . Staff is RUDE and have no problem cursing at paying and TIPPING customers. PS. Watch your money. The only bar I...

STAY AWAY 2/20/2012

DO NOT GO HERE even if you are tempted by the 4am close. . . Staff is RUDE and have no problem cursing at paying and TIPPING customers. PS. Watch your money. The only bar I've ever been to that doesn't return change. OH and don't ask how much beer costs bc they make up their own prices to SCAM YOU. Bar staff are inattentive and argumentative. As a bartender myself a small hint: if you're nice to customers they buy more and tip more so you make more! WOW. This place needs to be shut down fast. I won't go into detail about the bathrooms, floors, smell, just take my word and stay away. more

This Bar Blows 3/24/2010

This bar completely blows. I think it's laughable how someone from gamekeepers obviously got on here an gave it a bunch of 5 star ratings. What a joke. Take it from someone that doesn't work there- this place smokes major pole. Pros: Nothing Cons: Expensive, Bad Food, Smells bad more

Excellent sports bar & late night party! 2/25/2010

Gamekeepers s a staple in this small exclusive Lincoln Park area. They've gone through an extensive renovations including a private party room. Gamekeepers features traditional American cuisine with a Southern touch that is awesome. The food is way above average bar food and they have excellent weekly specials. The bar boasts 42 HD TVs with 3 HD big screens. They carry all the sporting packages and the staff is quick & friendly. Open late nights till 4am & 5am on Saturday which fits the bill when your looking to party late nights. Pros: Awesome TV's & friendly staff! Cons: Sometimes too busy for the size. more

This place is ANYTHING BUT a fun time. 2/6/2010

No joke! Stay the hell away from this place! Two staff members thought they heard some racial slur and that it was me who said it. They met me down in the bathroom while I was using the trough and blocked the exit while threatening me. I didn't know what to think of it, but they were dead serious about it. Bottom line, gtfo. Ravens is right down the block and the staff is much more friendly. more

Great Place to Spend New Years 1/1/2008

Went there for New Years, place was awesome. Great time with friends, service was great, drinks were cheap, and crowd was on fire. Best place I've been to in a while. more

GIVE ME A KISS BIG BOY!!!! 1/25/2007

This place holds many memories for me and my NY girls!!! Gamekeepers has it - the SPORTS, the GUYS and a great late night. The bartenders are not so bad either - especially when they dance on the bar. Love those S&L videos they play during half time - and the food is excellent. The waitresses sometimes are little snooooooty - but what the hell - it's a late night bar and that must be there ""schtick!"" Over-all it get an A-/B+ from me and my girls...our boys seem to love it though!!! SEE YOU FOR THE BEARS GAMES!!!! Pros: GREAT FOOD AND A GREAT TIME.... a staple in the neighborhood! Cons: Need HD guys!!!! more


I've spent the last three weeks at this place watching the games. We have enjoyed our servers and the excellent food. The wings are by far the best I've ever had and the service is great (but when it gets busy, they have a problem fighting through the crowd). I know why this place has been around for over 20 years - they are doing all the right things. We'll see them again during the SUPERBOWL to root on our beloved BEARS. I love the S&L skit's they play during halftime - flippin hilarious! Kepp it up Gasmekeepers and we'll see yopu for MARCH MADNESS!!! Pros: EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE Cons: A LITTLE CROWDED DURING BIG EVENTS more


jUST WANTED TO DROP A NOTE TO THE FOLKS AT GAMEKEEPERS - we love you!!!!! Not sure what that other user was talking about - my girlfriends and I have been going to Gamekeepers for the last few years for IOWA games and LATE NIGHT...we love the place. We've never seen the bouncers become rough with anybody who wasn't rough with them...and most of the time they just ask them to leave. This place has great food and a ""post"" college atmosphere. The service is always with a smile - they do get backed up some times during busy events. All-in-all...this staple of Lincoln Park (and my younger years) is always ready to serve you a cold one and put on a game. See you soon guys!!!! more

AVOID!!! Horrible place! 1/16/2007

It was nice of Gamekeepers to get all there employees to get on this site and write about how great it is. This place is has overly agressive security. Once, I saw the bouncers get the snot out of some guy that wasn't even fighting back. When it was over they went inside and asked who was next. The manager looked like he was encouraging them. It is crammed and very smokey. Plus, it is overpriced for the dive it is, much better bars in the area. The only thing they have going is there ability to stay open late. I guess when you are that drunk at that time you really don't care about anything but it being open. more

Love this place - Got to check it out 3/15/2006

I've been here a couple times and the service has been great, the bartenders are attentive and the atmosphere casual and fun (and I'm a female). I'd encourage anyone to stop by and check it out for themselves. Pros: The Staff more

Best Sportsbar in Chicago 2/19/2006

I have been coming here for years, and i still love this place! The people are awesome, the atmosphere kicks ass, and the place just rocks. Every time I come I have a good time! Pros: friendly, music, sports Cons: parking more

Great Sports Bar 2/9/2006

""This is the place I go to watch baseball ,football and NCAA basketball. They have MLB extra innings,NFL Sunday ticket and NBA full court, plus tons of tv's, so you can almost always get the game that you want to see on one of them. The staff is friendly and polite, and there are a couple of bartenders who are great to talk to. I love this place. Pros: Food, Service, All The TVS more


40 tv's, beautiful people and some great food... what else could a girl ask for! The service was good, but the food was excellent and timely. This place has it's act together and they are my fav sports bar. Had a nice time and I'll be back. U da man Gamekeepers. more

Must try it 1/18/2006

""Gamekeepers! Stopped by on my way out and never left!! Just great beer and drinks, the staff is young, fun, and offers entertainment throughout the evening. A refreshed atmosphere that gets my vote for best sports bar!"" Pros: Good Crowd, Lots of fun more

What a SPORTS BAR!!!!! 1/18/2006

This place is it....I was there for the Bears playoff game and it was a blast! The service and food were outstanding - THANKS Mel. This place was happening all night long - I'm not kidding, we got there at 2pm. and stayed until 4 am. Nevber thought a bunch of trixies would enjoy an all nighter at Gamekeepers! Check this place out and see for yourself. (Trixie love) Pros: Good Service, Good food, Excellent staff Cons: a little loud more

Stay Away - Horrible Service 12/5/2005

Used to go here and it was a good bar - however it keeps slipping. Just went for the Bears-Packers game. You would think a Chicago Sports Bar might be expecting some business on that day. I ordered a burger at 1:15 and found out at 2:30 after several complaints, that they had run out of burgers. At that point someone was ""out"" getting more. I just canceled the order and left. Drinks were averaging about a half hour to get. It was busy but for a bar it wasn't that full. Barely anyone at the actual bar and nobody standing, but tables were pretty full. Manager was no help. Waitress actually overcharged us by putting the food from the table next to us on our bill. Stay Away from Gamekeepers. There are plenty of other better bars. Pros: No Pros Anymore Cons: Service, Service, Service more

Great Sports Bar 8/25/2005

Friendly atmosphere, great gathering place to watch the games, excellent food. Bring your friends! more

Can't Wait for the MADNESS BABY! 2/2/2005

This place is out of control... I've had some of my BEST nights in this hotspot! Gamekeepers is the original sportsbar - I CAN'T WAIT FOR MARCH MADNESS TO ROLL IN AND TAKE CONTROL!!! The FOOD and ATMOSPHERE is trully AWESOME! The staff are enrgetic and fun...and aren't bad on the eyes. I would recommend this place to any SPORTS fan or single guy or gal. best wishes from Franky L. Pros: SPORTS, FOOD, ATMOSPHERE Cons: NOTHING more

Awesome Sports Bar and LATE NIGHT 12/28/2004

This place is great...things are looking up! From the sports to this years MAXIM Cover girl contest at the Keep - this place is awesome. There's always some one on the bar dancing and the crowd is into DJ Don's vibe!!!!! They have .10 cent jumbo wings and dollar beers along with $2 1/2 pound burgers - u cant beat that!!! more

The Keep Rocks 5/30/2003

Gamekeepers is a sports lovers paradise. Every table has a perfect view to watch your favorite game. The food is second to none....try the Sure Thing. If you are a Mizzou fan, you have found your Graceland! Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Crowd Cons: Bathrooms, Not enough tables more
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  • The Scene
    Established in 1984, this hunting lodge-turned-sports bar occupies a corner space on the Armitage-Lincoln-Sedgwick triangle. The entryway widens onto a spacious room with...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 5pm-4am Fri 11am-4am Sat 10am-5am Sun 10am-4am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, Diner's Club, American Express, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Lincoln Park, North Side