This isn’t Chicago’s first rodeo, as the city’s nightlife can be nuanced and diverse. But make no mistake, Concrete Cowboy wants River North to get down, catering to all sorts of partying city dwellers with DJs, 44 TV screens for sports, and room for dancing. It’s the fourth location for the Texas-based chain and the first outside of the Lone Star State.
Perhaps Concrete Cowboy was separated up birth with fellow party bar Bottled Blonde, the Arizona import located just a five-minute walk south from their new honky tonk buddy. The set up and vibe are similar with Concrete Cowboy being a bit more inspired by country music. A sign reading “giddy up” gives away the chain’s mantra, and the same sign is featured at the other locations.
The space’s former tenant, Tippling Hall, was known for brunch and an innovative, at the time, kegged cocktail program. At Concrete Cowboy, there’s wings, a chicken sandwich (even available on Sundays) that’s inspired by Chick-Fil-A, and their take on a Chicago-style hot dog. You can grab a lager from the bar or one of their specialty drinks. It’ll do weekend brunch for those who want to return to the scene of the previous day’s crimes.
These types of bars can be polarizing. Concrete Cowboy may be a place that young patrons take their parents during day, but the surroundings transform when the sun sets. Some may thrive in this type of city/Wild West hybrid environment. Others may think they’ve made a grave mistake. Why visit this place? Texas is the reason—with jumbo-sized 115-ounce Moscow Mules and more. 13 signature cocktails, including the “Concrete Crush,” with vodka, raspberry liqueur, lemon juice, and Prosecco, are on the menu.
- Concrete Cowboy has multiple locations across the country.
- This venue in Chicago is a restaurant/sports bar/lounge hybrid.
- Several large TVs throughout the venue for sports game broadcasting.
- They serve jumbo sized cocktails in 196oz mugs!
- Late night snacks are served from 11 PM til close.
Where is Concrete Cowboy located?
Concrete Cowboy is located near North Side in River North.
How much is cover charge at Concrete Cowboy?
Concrete Cowboy does not have general admission for girls but around $20 for guys after 11 PM.
How long will I have to wait at Concrete Cowboy?
Expect to wait anywhere from 20-50 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Concrete Cowboy open?
Concrete Cowboy is open daily.
What are the best nights to go to Concrete Cowboy?
Weekends are the best.
What is the dress code at Concrete Cowboy?
Dress to impress for lounge hours! Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at Concrete Cowboy?
Expect to pay $12 for cocktails. Bottles start at $275.
What kind of music do they play at Concrete Cowboy?
Concrete Cowboy features mostly top 40, with a mix of EDM and hip hop.
Where can I find a list of upcoming events / DJs at Concrete Cowboy?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events, and book tables for Concrete Cowboy.