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Spoon - 20 Reviews - 1240 N Wells St, Chicago, IL - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (312) 498-7770


1240 N Wells St (at Scott Street)
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 498-7770
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My buddy told me to go online and check out the pictures of this bar he wanted to go to that night. So I went to the address he emailed (sorry I don’t remember what it was) and th...


Not much to say accept that the wait staff at this place are unacceptable. I will not be back anytime soon. Major disappointment. Pros: good food, good atsmosphere, good musi...

yoyo 5/13/2010

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Best Service EVER!!! 3/25/2009

My buddy told me to go online and check out the pictures of this bar he wanted to go to that night. So I went to the address he emailed (sorry I don’t remember what it was) and this place looked pretty cool. I ended up going and had the best time of my life. I usually never write reviews but if I would not have gone out that Friday I would have never met my girlfriend Nicole. Happy Anniversary Sweety! Pros: Friendly Staff - Awesome Crowd Cons: Men's bathroom was kinda small more

Best Friday Night in Chcago 3/25/2009

All I have to say is WOW! This is everything I have been looking for in a bar! I was taken care of from the moment I walked through the door. It wasn't the typical nightclub with one demographic of people listening to one type of music. They would be playing John Mellencamp then follow it up with a techno song followed by Will Smith. The crowd was very diverse and mature. Just a big group of people out looking to enjoy themselves (with no stupid stuff going on). The Manager is AWESOME! He found out it was my friend's birth day and gave him a free shot. I feel like I'm rambling now, I just wanted to show my appreciation to Spoon for making last Friday ROCK! Thanks Pros: Great-Service-Great Music-Good Looking People Cons: Got Real Crowded After Midnight more

Test 2/11/2009

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Best Party Room Ever!! 9/1/2008

Had a birthday party here last Friday and it was awesome! We had the entire upstiars loft area to ourselves from 9-12. We met Tlyer the manger who could not have been funnier(guy w mustache). My friends were hesitant at first about having it at Spoon because it usually gets so packed. We had plenty of room up there to do whatever we wanted. Usually bars will charge a fee upfront for the party room space, but not here. We would be crazy not to have all our parties at Spoon. Pros: Fantastic Party Room Cons: Can get crowded the later it gets more

Great Party Room 10/10/2007

I was recommended Spoon by a friend of mine who had a party there. It more than lived up to our expectations. We had 2 personal bartenders solely for our party! Music was great, stiff drinks and freindly staff. What a memorable experince, would recommend to anyone looking for a private party room. Pros: Great professional staff Cons: Crowded more

Bad staff!!! 8/12/2007

I threw a birthday party here and it was the biggest mistake ever. I had five friends verbal/sexually assaulted by the bouncer with the mohawk from tinley park at the bar the night of my party. When a complain with the manager was made the manager responsed with "what do you want me to do." This is not appropriate at all, nor is it a response that a manager should provide. I brought over 30 people that night, and am in shock at how they were treated. All of them complained about being asked to pay extra for certain bottle beers, even though the package I had included all bottle beers. I am highly disappointed and will never be returning. more

Fun, Trendy atmosphere: Friendly staff & stiff drinks!! 4/12/2007

When my friends and I were invited to a party at Spoon last weekend, we did not know what to expect. It had been over a year since our last time there, and I have to say : I was pleasantly suprised. The crowd was attractive, the drinks were strong, and the staff were extremely hospitable. I would definately reccommend this upbeat lounge to anyone in search of a good time! I will be the first one in line when they open the outdoor patio this summer. A+ Pros: Service, scene, drinks more

Had a blast!!! 6/17/2006

Sat afternoon I went to the best party in Old Town. My friends and I were hanging out at the Old Town Art Fest and walked by a kick butt party. We deceided to check it out and the next thing I knew it was dark. The patio was decorated in a luau theme and they had pitchers of vodka lemonades and mojitos. We just sat at a table and the next thing we knew we had lots of new friends and even tossed a few games of Bago. As always I had a blast at Spoon. Pros: excellent service and staff Cons: none more

Have your party at Spoon!!!! 6/4/2006

I planned my friends birthday party at Spoon a few saturdays ago and had a awesome time. We had the upstiars to ourselves until midnight so we were able to catch up with friends and enjoy the excellent DJ. The service from the whole staff and the bartenders upstairs was great. Spoon has a really nice crowd and a fun atmoshere. You should check it out!!! Pros: great drinks, excellent DJ, hot staff more

Spoon Needs To Come Down To Earth 3/11/2006

My friends and I walked up at 1:30am on a sat without a single person in line or in the bar. The doorman wouldn't let any of us in unless we paid a measly $5.00. The pathetic attempt at a cover charge would have been more tolerable if they made it $10 or $15 dollars since Spoon is no where near a bar that actually has a following or any clout in Chicago nightlife. After being happily admitted into clubs like Reserve and Rino on the same night for no charge at all, our "neighborhood" bar obviously had a case of a big ego that was completely undeserved. I'll never go back and neither should you. Pros: None Cons: Pretensious, Rude, Empty more

Perfect Blend 4/19/2004

Spoon is a perfect blend of a trendy lounge and a neighborhood bar. Some of the people there are very dressed up while others are wearing jeans and T-Shirts. Its unpretentious and nice at the same time. I wish there were more bars in Chicago with Spoon's atmosphere without the attitude. The bar does tend to usually have a line, but I would rather go to a place that people want to go to instead of a dead bar on a saturday night. I have been to Spoon many times and haven't had any problems with the service or staff. I give this bar my full endorsement. Pros: great crowd, great food, fair drink prices more

Won't be back 9/3/2003

Not much to say accept that the wait staff at this place are unacceptable. I will not be back anytime soon. Major disappointment. Pros: good food, good atsmosphere, good music Cons: poor service more

Get A Clue 8/17/2003

Whoever hires the people working in Spoon needs to get a clue. The staff is inconsiderate and rude. With all the other great places to eat and drink in Old Town, this one is best avoided. Cons: Bad Service, Bad Service, Bad Service more

Claudia 7/15/2003

The food was okay the drinks were good, but the service was horrible. Definetely would not go back ever. The staff needs to realize that they are there to make this a pleasurable visit not a nightmare. Went with friends to celebrate B-Day and was shocke at how rude and inconsiderate the staff was. Pros: martinis, parking Cons: Staff, Staff, Staff more

Great food. Horrific service 5/21/2003

This place needs to educate its staff to the fact that the customer is not an inconvenience, but their sole purpose for existing. A friend and I went on a Wednesday evening which means we should have been treated like royalty since the place was not crowded, but we weren't. The doorman was blaise at best, the host staff must be completely blind since they acted as though they didn't see us and the waitress was just an airhead. I will never go back again. Pros: Excellent food Cons: Music too loud, Too smokey, Horrible service more

Great Sunday Brunch Spot 9/15/2002

Went to Spoon for Sunday brunch. The waitress was very friendly, the food was very tasty (try the breakfast burrito), good portions, great prices. I recommend it highly. Pros: Good service, Friendly staff, Great food more

8.7 8/19/2002

Men are everywhere at Spoon. Let's not forget how good-looking they are as well. Pros: Service, Good ventilation, Drinks Cons: Crowded, Too many men a times more

Amazing Food 7/22/2002

Great menu, fantastic service, and a very friendly crowd. You must try their Mango martini. My girlfriend loved it so I had to add that. We sat outside on the patio and had a great time. We will definitely be back! Pros: Delicious Food, Great DJ's and music, Friendly staff more

Boring 6/4/2002

This place is really overrated. It's always too packed...always too young...and there is always a line. Save your time, go somewhere a little less trendy. more
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  • The Scene
    Understated style in the form of masculine brown lounge-seating, burnt orange throw-pillows, large swaths of exposed brick and soaring vaulted ceilings dresses up the lofted space. A mirror-backed bar features customized bottle shelving and modern chrome-accented stools where a 20-something crowd sips cocktails. The spacious loft area provides great vantage points, another smaller bar and booths and tables for cocktail service.

    The Draw
    The well-liked martini list features favorites like the Barely Legal made with Ketel One Citroen, pineapple juice and peach and sour apple liqueurs garnished with a floating edible orchid, among other sweet concoctions. Bottle service is a pricier option, but just as popular on weekends for those who want table service. A smart menu features regional comfort food dishes such as the popular Philly cheese steak with onion bread pudding or Cajun spiced sweet potato fries served with horseradish crema.

  • 10/6/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Thur-Fri 8pm-2am Sat 8pm-3am
  • Payments:

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

    Central, Near North Side