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Funkenhausen, Chicago, IL
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Funkenhausen

4.7
4.7
792 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Funkenhausen is a modern beer hall that serves a soulful mash-up of Southern and German flavors in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. The on-tap selection of German beers offers a full expression of styles, while the wine program focuses on food-friendly, under-the-radar gems from the world’s German-speaking regions. Overhead beams and globe lights create a funky, modern beer hall effect.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 929-4727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Steuer

  • Private party facilities

    Funkenhausen can seat parties of up to 16 in our semi-private front dining room. We also offer full buyouts and are flexible with groups of varying sizes. We also have a chef's table (seats up to 10 people) with special menus designed to have the kitchen interact with our guests. Email daniella@funkenhausen.com with any inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Cross street

    Paulina

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Chicago Blue line stop. Ashland and Chicago bus stop

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wednesdays: 1/2 Off Wines By The Bottle!

    Multiple dates available
    Every Wednesday night we offer our full wine list to our guests at half price, all night long! This is a great opportunity to try our incredible selection of wines at an even more affordable cost!
  • Restaurant Week

    $59.00 per person

    Jan 20 - Feb 5, 2023
    Join us for Chicago Restaurant Week 2023! $59 for a 4-course menu with optional $30 wine pairings!

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What 792 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. TK

    TedK81

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    At the suggestion of my son & his fiance we stopped by Funkenhausen to try their Restaurant Week menu. The appetizers were just okay. Kale salad is kale salad and the Big Pretzel was underwhelming. The 2nd course dishes were much better. The Spaetzle Cacio & Pepe was very good and my Knackwurst was quite good. The main courses were the best of the night. I had the Pork Loin Schnitzel and my wife had the Zucchini Schnitzel. The breading on the Zucchini Schnitzel was very light and honestly, if I saw this dish on the menu I would have taken a pass. I am glad that Funkenhausen offered this as part of their Restaurant Week Menu. The only quibble we had was with the wine pairings. The wines paired with our meals were execellent, but if you are going to offer a wine pairing with the meal, then by all means make certain that you offer a glass of wine with each dish. Slipping in a glass of milk stout with dessert is lame, especially if you don't drink beer or don't care for milk stout. Fortunately, we were able to give our milk stouts to the couple sitting next to us, otherwise, it would have gone to waste. Next time offer a wine pairing or a beer pairing for the entire menu.
  2. AF

    AllieF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great atmosphere, great cocktails, friendly service and diverse menu
  3. LF

    LivF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for happy hour and loved everything! The half price cocktails were great and our host was so friendly.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our server was great; however, a manager rudely approached us and told us we needed to pay as there was another party waiting for our table. If we were lingering unnecessarily, fine — the problem was I still had half a drink left and another person in my party was still eating her dessert and also had half of her drink left. This ruined the entire experience for us. We won’t be back.
  5. m

    megsteg

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot for a modern take on classic German cuisine! Ambiance is fun and I love sitting near the kitchen to be near "all the action".
  6. A

    Anna

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience at Funkenhausen was one that we will not be forgetting anytime soon! The service was nothing short of amazing, and the food surpassed any expectations we may have sat down with. We left with smiles on our faces and bellies full of wine and schnitzel :) Thank you, Funkenhausen!
  7. r

    raimondr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son spotted the restaurant on social media and since we’re German wanted to give it a try. Atmosphere is great, love the German touches. The food was incredible, excellent Schnitzel and the crab toast was killer. The Sauerbraten croquettes were excellent as well. A bit disappointed in the serving size of the Käsespätzle, they were excellent as well but for the price and the fact that their pasta would have expected more. My son and I were going to split the dish since we had two courses of appetizers, five different ones, but I’m glad we ordered two of them. Beer selection is very good as well. Service was awesome job well done.
  8. NM

    NancyM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place was so fun for date night! Funky ambiance, delicious and unusual food, and not obscenely priced. Hidden gem!
  9. N

    Nick

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food that didn’t take too long to come out in spite of it being full on a Friday night. The schnitzel was perfect. Can’t wait to come back and try more of the menu, everything we had was great.
  10. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fusion of flavors. Very creative take on German food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service was spectacular! Our server was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the menu, including wine, and made wonderful recommendations.
  12. HH

    HungryHoosier

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, drinks, and service. Great beer list and even better cocktails. Tasty eats with reasonable portions.
  13. LC

    LindsayC

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I had eaten here before and was excited to repeat my dining experience when visiting Chicago. Unfortunately, neither the food nor the service were as impressive as the first visit. While my party enjoyed the schnitzel (both pork and zucchini), the spaetzle was disappointing. It was sweet and over cooked to the point of near disintegration. Our waitress was quite surly and we left without ordering dessert simply because some in our party felt very uncomfortable with her hostile service.
  14. RC

    RickC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Usually I have a pretty fantastic experience with the food and service, but this time I felt me and my date were rushed through our meal. We had an 8:30 reservation on a Tuesday and around 9p we were informed of last calls for food and drinks. I felt pretty rushed (in a gentle way) And I guess the mix-up was that I checked google for closing time, which stated 10p as a closing time & open table has a 9p closing time. So my critique is more about- 1 -making sure that open/closing hours align on all search platforms and 2- maybe not post 8:30 reservations as available when the restaurant closes at 9p. When spending 150+ on a meal, I don’t want to be rushed out…but I want to be clear that the staff was nice enough and did their jobs, despite their concerns with closing.
  15. AG

    AGobot

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the restaurant: theme, food, our waiter was great, the only problem, although it was a big one, was the bus boy didn’t understand us and threw away all our sides which we hardly ate instead of wrapping it up for us. Really upset about that & wasted all that food. Will not stop us from coming back though, and am looking forward to coming back again 😋 We got the knockwurst & pretzel 🥨 to share, and for entrees we got the schnitzel and ribs. Outstanding! They were huge, our eyes were bigger than our tummies. The sides that we weren’t able to finish were the mushrooms, broccolini, and brussel sprouts. We got the butterscotch pudding. Yums!
  16. c

    christineb

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful from start to finish! Food, ambiance and service were top notch. Definitely recommend and will return. Spätzle was the best I’ve had since I lived in Germany many years ago. Thank you Funkenhausen!
  17. JM

    JimM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We arrived for my birthday in time to finish out their happy hour at the bar, with the crab dip, two orders of creole butter shrimp, and a giant order of fries. I had the mini cocktail flight and my wife the black tea old fashioned. Then we moved on to regular seating and continued with the charred brussels, the celery root salad, and the impressive looking breaded pork cutlet. The cutlet was a little chewy and bland but the sauce gribiche kind of saved it. Desserts were the caramel pot du creme and the apple cobbler, fantastic. the Do Re Mi Georgian wine was a delight. We would go again.
  18. DD

    DaveD

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second trip to this restaurant, excellent food and Maisels beer is great Hefeweizen.
  19. JN

    JasonN

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My only real complaint is that it is slightly expensive. To spend over $100 and only get a couple drinks and 1 pretzel, seems a little high to me. But the service was great, it was really cool looking inside, and I liked the overall ambience of the restaurant.
  20. T

    Toddger

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Spent a lot of money, had a great time!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This place seems like a great place to drink a lot and maybe get an appetizer.
  22. O

    Outlier89

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my 33rd birthday with you all. Love the family style dishes and 64oz beer boots!!
  23. k

    kim3crown

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place every time! Everything is on point.
  24. DZ

    DavidZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, friendly, vibrant atmosphere. On our A list.
  25. s

    soph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was absolutely phenomenal, the hostess, the server, the amazing serivce, and the food!!!! I cannot wait to come back!!
  26. SC

    SirCharles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best happy hours in the city for its combination of variety, quality, price, and uniqueness.
  27. c

    chefg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely Michelin Star experience we highly recommend.
  28. JD

    JDChicago

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The variety of food we ordered was perfect for sharing with friends. We had the dumplings, Amish chicken, mussels and charred broccolini. Our favorite were the dumplings. Service was good, and noise level fine in the front by the window.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food good staff
  30. b

    bettyu

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Disappointed overall. Expected a more lively atmosphere and better food. Made the reservation weeks ago. Pork schnitzel was very, very tough. Really needed a steak knife. The spaetzle was delicious. Sauerkraut was nothing to brag about. Maybe it was an off night.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George the Bartender is a treasure. He was so personable and professional in his ability to recommend both food and drinks for me - a beer drinker - and my partner - craft cocktail lover. Not only will we be back, Funkenhausen is now at the top of our list for recommendations to both friends and family.
  32. SS

    ShruS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and equally amazing service. We had a great time!
  33. MC

    MichelleC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We wanted German dinner and this restaurant is 10% German and pricey. Not worth it.0
  34. DD

    DebD

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Nice people working there. We did not expect that the ribs would be some of the best we've had. Excellent playlist. Overall, very enjoyable experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The scallops were delicious
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great beer, great vibes
  37. MK

    MichelleK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so friendly- a host called to confirm our reservation and confirm we were celebrating a birthday and made sure to wish my friend a happy birthday when we arrived! Food was delicious + great beer selection.
  38. MO

    ManuelO

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host (from Ukraine) was an excellent host! The servers were great as well.
  39. q

    quihana

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and had a great time. Bartenders were very friendly, and it was a nice welcome to Chicago.
  40. s

    sjk28

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love having Funkenhausen in the neighborhood!! It's a busy, fun place. My wine was excellent and they have nice selection of cocktails. The food was really good although the temperature on all dishes could have been a little hotter. Maybe sitting under the lamps too long? Having said that I would highly recommend Funkenhausen!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Funkenhausen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 929-4727.

Funkenhausen is rated 4.7 stars by 792 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Funkenhausen

1709 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60622

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paulina

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Chicago Blue line stop. Ashland and Chicago bus stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Steuer

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 929-4727

  • Private party facilities

    Funkenhausen can seat parties of up to 16 in our semi-private front dining room. We also offer full buyouts and are flexible with groups of varying sizes. We also have a chef's table (seats up to 10 people) with special menus designed to have the kitchen interact with our guests. Email daniella@funkenhausen.com with any inquiries.

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