Utopian Tailgate

1608 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL, 60610
fourth floor

Photo Gallery


Sports Bar

Unique Party Space

Sports TV

Outdoor Seating



Dining at Bar

Street Parking

Self-Parking in Lot or Garage


Private Parties

People Watching

Neighborhood Hangout

Meet for a Drink

After Work

Communal Tables

Children Not Allowed



Utopian Tailgate

Utopian Tailgate - Chicago

The restaurant group behind The Fifty/50, Roots Pizza and a growing list of neighborhood favorites has opened Utopian Tailgate in Old Town. It's in the same building as Second City, making it an ideal dining and drinking destination before and after shows at the iconic improv comedy venue.

Utopian Tailgate aims to be true to its name: The majority of the fourth-floor bar is outside and it offers guests the ultimate tailgating experience with a yearround alfresco scene. The rooftop bar is 10,000 square feet. That means that Bears fans especially can come here to catch the big games and settle in with large-format cocktails in oversized coolers and craft beer as well as elevated sports bar fare.

Menu highlights range from traveling tacos made with Flaming Hot Cheetos; a Smash burger topped with mortadella and caramelized onion; and kabobs made with swordfish belly, pork belly, shrimp, chicken thighs or hangar steak.

Games outside aim to keep guests warm, including foosball, bocce, bags, and giant board games like Connect Four and Jenga. An adult "field of dreams" features rotating experiences like bouncy houses, mechanical bull rides and Spikeball.