6-5-08 Five Stars * * * * * TOTALLY COOL - THE PLACE IN CHICAGO IF THIS IS YOUR GAME: (If your in town and this looks like your style, just go and stop looking, your not going to regret this one, honest!). NOTE: The Crowbar address above is the main office, go to the club located on Kingbury just south of Weed Street just 1 1/4 blocks South of North Ave. in the party district. Any cabbie will know the area and its safe in the immediate area. If you are a traveler to our fine City, honest - just cab it both ways - plenty of cabs all about. Typically doors open at 10pm Friday and Saturday and check the web site crobar.com for current events. This is one of a hand full of 4am bars left in Chicago, so get your disco nap in. This is a great place to be impressed in what an upscale fun dance club can be. I travel allot and have been in many dance clubs and where most clubs lack in character and quality, Crobar just outclasses most others at several levels. The music is a funky house with good feel beat with a different twist - quite dancable. No childish hip hop. Good resident DJ's. There is a wide terrace/DJ level and additional seating table service areas surrounding the dance floor from the second level. The dance floor is open to the roof some 30 feet high, so you NEVER feel compressed by claustrophobic low ceilings. The lighting and sound system is totally first class and is a major attraction to international DJ's that tour through about once a month. The bar serves all classes of drinks and table service is professionally a quality experience. This is a place you can drink beer, cocktails, champaign, martinis and appeals to cool people ranging from 21 to 45 or so. There is also a private room they have a DJ for private parties that's got a touch of class. You can dress "as you like", it has that Chicago "three drops of sleazy for fun" appeal and "two drops of class" and "11 drops of just a fun experience". Crobar also has one of the few nitrogen drops in the City - a few times a night, when the music and the crowd mix feels like it hits the top - they blast this physically cool and totally emotionally cool triple cloud of harmless nitrogen down from 20 feet that is something you will remember forever! Expect to pay a cover charge at the door from $10 to $20 (special events $ check web site) and a call brand drink like 7&7 will be $10. The bar tenders take plastic too and can run a tab for you or your table. You are paying for the quality of the facility. I also find Crobar far cleaner, more comfortable and well maintained than most clubs, so its about "the total experience" and it is a place people stay once there. Its all together big and fun and decorating themes change regularly. Like all dance clubs with excellent sound systems, if you are over 30 or just real smart and have balls enough not to embarrassed, bring ear plugs. The professional attendants in the bathrooms have ear plugs, cologne, etc. Out of all the dance clubs in Chicago, it’s a great experience and probably in the top few if not the best depending on your own niche interests and tastes of music. I know people who travel back to Chicago and just won't miss it for the world. If I ever move from Chicago, it will be one of the characters of Chicago I will miss the most. I give it an honest 5 Stars ***** "JR Chicago" (if this is your cup of tea in music and style and venue $, just go, you really just won't regret it).
Recently had graduation party for my son and I ordered the rib tips and chicken ( real pit barbequed chicken...not fried with sauce on it!!) The tips were very meaty and tender, sauce was delicious sweet but not too sweet, large pan of tips was more than enough, had about 12 people there was plenty of meat left that everyone had heaping plates to take home and I still had plenty left for home. large pan could easily feed about 15 to 20. Chicken was meaty and tender, sauce was mild but they have hot for those who like the heat! Also ordered pan of peach cobbler, very good!! I was very pleased, this is now my barbeque spot and believe me I have tried a lot of 'que spots. Customer service was great, Gail was very helpful when placing my order. Give Best Bar B Que a try, you won't be disappointed!!!
I eat here every week. Why? Because I'm hooked. The brisket is the thing they're best known for and it's terrific, but I like the ribs, chicken and pulled pork a lot, too. I alternate them just to keep things interesting. But I come for the sides just as much as the meats. The bbq beans taste like God spooned them into your mouth personally. They have some of the best french fries in town and on days when I can give one of those two sides up, the homemade mac and cheese is outrageously good. They make all their own sauces on premises and the staff is friendly and helpful. I try to stay away for as long as I can but 7 days seems to be about my limit. Pray for me!