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Osito's Tap, Chicago, IL

Osito's Tap

4.9
4.9
127 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Established in 2019, Osito’s Tap is a “speakeasy” style bar focused on the art of craft spirts, craft beer & craft cocktails. Located in the heart of the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, our community oriented bar brings a modern Latin flair to a classic Chicago vibe. Once home to a Bohemian bar in the early 1900’s for Czech immigrants, this historic Grey-stone building was the front to an underground bookie joint. We pay homage to our community’s past by blending our neighborhoods rich history with Little Village’s current Latino culture. Here at Osito’s Tap, we aim to give our customers a unique and interactive experience filled with exotic and rare drinks by incorporating our values of education, community, inclusiveness and enjoyment.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (773) 277-8117

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Angelique Moreno

  • Neighborhood

    Cicero

  • Cross street

    26th st

  • Parking details

    2hr maximum parking

  • Public transit

    From the north and/or east: 60 Bus Cicero/24th to Lawndale & 26th Pink Line 54/Cermak to Central Park Stop 82 Bus Central Park/31st to Lawndale & 26th From the south and/or west: 60 Bus Randolph/Harbor Dr to Lawndale & 26th Pink Line Loop to Central Park Stop 82 Bus Central Park/31st to Lawndale & 26th

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 127 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Late Night Find

  • Near West

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Near West

    Best Ambiance

  • Near West

    Best Value

  • Near West

    Good for Groups

  • Near West

    Hot Spot

  • Near West

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Near West

    Special Occasion

  • Near West

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Intriguing little place with pretty good food and handmade cocktails.
  2. S

    Steph

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service and drinks were great! My only complaint was that although the music was good it was way too loud for such a small place, we could barely talk to each other or hear the waitress. Once they lowered the volume a little it was perfect.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    They ran out of beef and had nothing to offer but wings. Couldn’t order anything from the menu that consisted of having something other than wings. Other than that, ambiance was nice but I would recommend better options and service as it relates to notifying customers when they’re out of specific food items before taking order. We were also kind of rushed along once we were notified that there were only wings available. We paid for our drinks and we’re there for about half an hour and I’d say we had two different people come over and ask if we weee good or wanted another round at least 5 or more times. Which to me, appeared like we were being hurried out. Needless to say, I won’t be back and probably wouldn’t recommend to anyone that I know.
  4. TR

    TylerR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food; nice service; will return any time!
  5. MC

    MarioC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Honestly it was nice it’s hard to explain but I’ll visit again Great for first dates
  6. m

    meiry

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Welcoming speakeasy, with outstanding cocktails and loud & energetic atmosphere.
  7. LM

    LMZarco

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Drinks: La Dama (Sweet), EL Toronto (Bitter), El Obscuro (Old Fashioned)
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Incredible cocktails!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cute speakeasy in the back of a well stocked liquor store. Food was creative Mexican and absolutely delicious.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and an amazing vibe.
  11. K

    Kevin

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic cocktail bar, a place I hope many Chicagoans visit
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant with a speakeasy vibe and it’s attached to one of the best if not the best liquor stores for tequila in the US. We arrived when they opened and the service started out a little slow, but our waitress was extremely helpful, nice and very knowledgeable with specialty drinks and the food menu. The food took longer then normal to arrive, but well worth the wait, from presentation to ingredients and taste. We will definitely go back when in the area and would even go out of our way. Thanks Chad and Shannon
  13. BD

    BoilerDude

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Gotten find this hidden gem in Little Village. The kitchen is tiny and may cause a little wait but the taste is outstanding and the drinks are killer and the staff is super friendly.
  14. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ositio's is my friend groups favorite bar in chicago. Food is amazing, staff is amazing and the drinks are amazing. Check it out!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great all around experience. Menu could have been better. Drinks were outstanding.
  16. LS

    LucyS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great service
  17. PD

    PorfirioD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great drinks. Amazing staff! Definitely recommend this spot for a good old fashioned.
  18. P

    Pumpin

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Osito's has been consistently solid for food and drink! Service can be spotty, on a given day, based on the number of staff on-hand vs. how many customers are in the bar. Overall, definitely would recommend!
  19. M

    Maria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    They don’t have a menu.. very few selections. Service was bad . We were the first patrons of the night and they brought our meals first than the appetizer. We told waitress appetizer no longer needed but she still charged us. We paid it, didn’t feel like arguing just wanted out

    Osito's TapResponded on January 24, 2022Good evening, we're so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. However we do have a menu, it's just a QR code on each table which you can view on your phone. This is due to the on going pandemic. If you ever have an issue with an item or would like to have it removed form your bill because you no longer wanted it. Please don't hesitate to ask and we will gladly remove it. We don't argue with our customers and are always willing to help.

  20. AM

    AdamM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outanding drink and food menu. Atmosphere is exceptional. Ownership obviously took great care to design a space that was intimate, but not intimidating. The service is fantastic and the bartender/mixologist have crafted fantastic cocktails. Highly recommend the "Senor Jack" or any of the Mezcal cocktails. 10/10 Highly recommend.
  21. JB

    JoshB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our son out for 21st birthday, first time to a bar since required to show proof of vaccine. Staff was extraordinarily helpful, attentive, and thoughtful. The manager stopped by to give happy birthday wishes. Servers were great with drink recommendations. We only ordered appetizers but the food was delicious. Overall a very positive experience and made for a very memorable celebration. We will definitely be going back.
  22. CD

    CarolD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was visiting my daughter in Chicago -- from NH. I always try and make dinner reservations at restaurants that I know she hasn't been to before. We headed to Osito's Tap because of its "Speak Easy" description. From the moment we walked in, ambiance abounded. The server, the owner (who wanted to share the history of the building,) the uniqueness of the drink choices, and the food's flavor were five-star experiences. Its connection with the attached diverse liquor store was the cherry on the top. Parking for Osito's is available behind the liquor store.
  23. VQ

    docVQ

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went to this locale early in the afternoon and we enjoyed the very hip industrial look in Little Village. The bar served up great and novel cocktails! However the food left a lot to be desired. A nouveau-Latin menu, it’s descriptions were enticing. The food and presentations were quite mediocre and uneventful. I would come back for the drinks as it’s really bar.
  24. H

    Heidiv

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic mezclas, delicious food, great vibe
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is next level. Authentic and elegant food, always a A list draft and hard to find spirit selection...and the things in Moreno's connected store 10/10
  26. JK

    JoeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks and great service! Love this place
  27. BC

    BertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didnt order any food but it smelled delicious in the air.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We were there after 9pm on a Friday night. It was such a chill vibe and my friend and I were able to have a great conversation. We had mixed craft cocktails and they were delicious. We plan to go back to continue to work through the drink menu!
  29. JE

    JESUSS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food and awesome drinks.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time here. The bartenders were great, and the cocktails phenomenal! Thank you for a great night!
  31. EB

    ErinB

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails; very friendly and helpful staff
  32. Y

    Yadira

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Featured cocktail were amazing and services was prompt, respectful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time as always. Loteria night is the best!
  34. EO

    ElviraO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be back.
  35. CD

    ChgoDonnaC

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great mixed drinks! Also, all the mezcals.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a real Mexican place for mezcal
  37. MO

    ManuelO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and atmosphere
  38. GG

    GabyG

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    After seeing an advertisement on Facebook about them having an event with Mariachi and drink specials we decided to attend. We were sat quickly and ordered 2 drinks, a guacamole and 2 specials of the day. After 40 minutes no drink no guacamole. No waitress came by to check on us or tell us they were running late with food. Went to cancel our order to leave and we were quickly served our 2 drinks and guacamole ) which had no taste). We still canceled our food. Manager apologized and gave us a “generous” 10% discount. He said they were understaffed in kitchen. Excuse me you just advertised an event on social media and get a full house and you are understaffed.
  39. M

    Mari

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Their brunch menu was a bit small, but all of the dishes we tried were great. The drinks were also creative and delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had a fantastic time drinking mezcal and eating food with my dad! My dad is quite traditional in his palate when it comes to agave spirits and I’m definitely more into non-traditional and funky flavors. That said, neither of us had difficulty finding a drink we like and the bartender was very knowledgeable!

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
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Osito's Tap offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 277-8117.

Osito's Tap is rated 4.9 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Osito's Tap

2553 S Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60623-4895

Additional information

  • Cross street

    26th st

  • Neighborhood

    Cicero

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    2hr maximum parking

  • Public transit

    From the north and/or east: 60 Bus Cicero/24th to Lawndale & 26th Pink Line 54/Cermak to Central Park Stop 82 Bus Central Park/31st to Lawndale & 26th From the south and/or west: 60 Bus Randolph/Harbor Dr to Lawndale & 26th Pink Line Loop to Central Park Stop 82 Bus Central Park/31st to Lawndale & 26th

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Angelique Moreno

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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