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Funkenhausen, Chicago, IL

Funkenhausen

4.8
4.8
721 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

9:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Pig Out on Rib Night!

    Multiple dates available
    Get a half rack of our signature Wunderbar-BQ spare ribs, a frosty mug of Schnitzengiggle Pilsner, and a shot of Evan Williams Bourbon (served in a cute lil boot) for $25.

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What 721 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, the “funky” wine list reaped a real winner!
  2. JH

    JonH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Slow roasted sweet potatoes, ricotta dumplings and spaetzle were outstanding! Enjoyed the food, outdoor dining and service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was attentive i sat at the bar. Pretzel was killer carrots and spaetzel were on point and the schnizel was good
  4. FL

    FLPJ

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    For a Bib Gourmand, the restaurant was disappointing. The Cacio and Pepe spaetzle was terribly salty. We should have sent it back. None of the food we ordered was special. They were out of the happy hour wine during happy hour. The highlight of the restaurant is it’s wine list that features many German wines, if you like German wine.
  5. A

    Andri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were both wonderful. Happy to have found good German food in the neighborhood. Drinks were great as well.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and a damn tasty menu, what’s not to like? Brunch at Funkenhausen is always a “yes”!
  7. BS

    BetsyS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Wonderful concept and great food. The hostess and servers were not very friendly although the gentlemen that cleared our table were very friendly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first being back to Funkenhausen in over a year and was hesitant due to the menu prior not being that good. However, this time around Funkenhausen blew it out of the water and it was incredible! Each menu item was thoughtfully crafted. We did family style and it was perfect to do it that way! They have a pretty large selection of draft beers and overall it was a great dining experience! I will be going back again soon and my go-to place to bring people when they are visiting.
  9. W

    Wienerin

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and good wine list. Nice service. Food is better in Germany.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great beer. I couldn’t recommend more highly.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy you are back open for brunch!
  12. CJ

    CatherineJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Limited menu. Service was good. Noise level extremely high, difficult for conversations.
  13. BA

    BeverlyA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Loved it!
  14. LW

    LeslieW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome spot! Great food!
  15. FF

    FamilyofFive

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, everything we ordered was delicious! Loved the spaetzle and smoked carrots to share, and particularly liked the pork schnitzel and chicken appetizers. And the donuts for dessert were a perfect ending! Service was impeccable all around. Only negative was it was a bit loud, music was at a high level so it was a bit hard to hear the conversation at times.
  16. NY

    NadineY

    Chicago

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Nice outdoor seating. Food is creative. Scallops were meh but pork belly was delicious.
  17. EL

    EthanL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Funkenhausen is a unique and fun experience! The food is phenomenal and the staff are always lovely and attentive. Be sure to bring some friends so you can try a little bit of everything!
  18. S

    Specialk

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    2nd time for us at Funkenhausen, this time with a guest. Everyone enjoyed the cocktails, food, and service. We will definitely look for another opportunity to dine here.
  19. A

    Alan

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A really nice surprise, we picked the restaurant randomly and thoroughly enjoyed it.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were sat at a table by the hostess, and then proceeded to sit for 15 minutes without anyone even acknowledging us, the server of the table to the right of us came by their table three times in time we were sitting there. I understand being short staffed or maybe a mix up of whose table we were but to not have anyone even acknowledge us was really disappointing, we were looking forward to dining here but unfortunately had to leave and get food somewhere else.
  21. R

    Ryan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zero complaints. Will go back. Outstanding service, food, atmosphere. Thinking of becoming a regular.
  22. l

    leaningleft

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Piggy Plate, Bavarian Old Fashions, great service by Jesse- the typical Funkenhausen evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & amazing food!
  24. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible meal with fantastic service as always.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The chairs for the high tops and bar aren’t very comfortable though.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Reminded me of Germany with a zing. Great atmosphere
  27. P

    Paisley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Bavarian food at an incredible price. I went here for my birthday dinner with a group of friends. The plates were very easy to share and all were packed with amazing flavor. The ribs? Life changing. The schnitzel? Authentic as the ones you get in Vienna. The sauerkraut? Need to steal that secret recipe asap. The Piggy Pitcher cocktails? Bottoms up. I can't wait to go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Loved all the veg choices. The ribs were amazing too.
  29. JN

    JazminN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Funkenhausen did not disappoint. Quality service & even better food. Great deal during Chicago Restaurant Week — 3-course dinner special. A lovely experience.
  30. LF

    LantF

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Funkenhausen never disappoints. Their ability to adapt the menu to the season and maintain staple items is unmatched. I have never had a bad meal or bad service. Funkenhausen continues to sit at the top of my list for favorite places to dine in Chicago and I will continue to recommend it to anyone that will listen.
  31. JN

    JanetN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dining experience! The ladies behind the bar were so knowlegable in their recommendations and personable. Eating at the bar was better than I expected. Comfortable bar chairs and space to eat. It was restaurant week and the choices were great. I had crusty walleye and it melted in my mouth.
  32. SH

    SusanH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food selection for restaurant week was wonderful. We'll definitely be back to try some of the shared selections.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time, Kaylen took great care of us and elevated the whole experience with her recommendations and charisma. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  34. E

    Erin

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter John was amazing - he made our experience!!
  35. S

    Steveb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole team is fantastic! Can’t say enough about how caring and genuine they are. Also you gotta order the ribs and carrots!
  36. CM

    CandiceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited Funkenhausen the week it opened years ago, and man I forgot how amazing it is. My fiancé and I sat a high top in the bar area and received excelled service from not 1, but 3 of the waitstaff working. The food came out quickly and was better than I remembered. The standouts were the wood fired carrots and the steak. I don’t think I’ve EVER seen a carrot dish be the star of the show, but man it sure was here. Overall, fantastic atmosphere, service and food. My fiancé and I already cannot wait to return.
  37. CK

    CarolynK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience, didn't feel rushed during dinner and was well checked on by the waitstaff
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have wanted to partake of this dining experience for a long time now, and I finally pulled the trigger for my birthday! The restaurant is gorgeous, makes excellent use of socially distanced space, and the banquet seating is comfortable. With those accolades, the quality of the food was exceeded! Exceptional courses across the board! My celebration coincided with restaurant week, so my dining companions and I were able to indulge in many delicious offerings. Will definitely head back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Tried it for restaurant week on a Sunday night. Interesting cocktails and dishes. Nice staff and ambiance
  40. GJ

    GillJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great food and service. Don’t miss the ribs…

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 4.8 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 18 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

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

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

  • 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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