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Four Corners Tavern Group

In 2001 the Four Corners Tavern Group began with the acquisition of the Schoolyard Tavern & Grill. The company was founded on four basic principles: creative bar fare, superior service, classic design and a relaxed atmosphere. The vision of Four Corners is to open an establishment in all of the unique neighborhoods throughout Chicago.

At Four Corners you will find a commitment to serving creative bar food from a variety of local producers as well as pouring the best domestic and craft beers. Our Executive Chef Jim Hoban leads a team of experienced chefs who add their own individual flavor to each of our kitchens. Our goal is to create a neighborhood feel to our menus while maintaining the overall quality that has become an important part of the Four Corners experience. Service, design and atmosphere are the aspects we wrap the rest of the experience around. All of our bars are designed with a Four Corners spin on the classic Chicago tavern. The design is intended to be timeless with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Come by any time for Buffalo chicken rolls and a beer or visit us late night for a cocktail with friends.

Schoolyard:
Established 2001, Located in the Southport corridor, Schoolyard Tavern & Grill lives by the motto “Sorry we party.” Great for a reserved party or watching Illini and Marquette sporting events, Schoolyard is where to go to lose your inhibitions. Despite the youthful, irreverent atmosphere, Schoolyard hasn’t abandoned the philosophy of its Four Corners Tavern Group sister bars – that great food and drink paired with friendly, attentive and a wholly unpretentious staff will result in a very positive and unique experience for its guests. Nineteen Plasma TVs and a number of great specials provide the perfect place for avid sports fans to roost for most every major sporting event.

Gaslight:
Established 2003, is a cozy and comfortable neighborhood bar that will become your regular spot once you visit. Gaslight’s menu consists by superb and renowned bar fare by our very creative Chef Chris Foley. The bar offers a large list of constantly changing craft beers, imports and domestic staples as well as hand crafted cocktails and fine wines. Also similar to its sister bars, the Gaslight attends to all age groups throughout our business day; and we are family-friendly.

Brownstone:
Established in 2004, is located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago and it is the third bar established by Four Corners Tavern Group. Brownstone attends to all age groups, we are a neighborhood favorite and family-friendly. The menu consists of superb bar fare including hearty sandwiches, fresh salads, miniwiches and mini tacos and unique specialties by our veteran Chef Javier Avila. Brownstone strives to provide superb experience and build regular clientele in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. With a great AV system, Brownstone is a great spot to catch a game; in the summer time our large and comfortable sidewalk patio is a favorite hangout spot for families and groups of friends.

Sidebar:
Established in 2006, is located in the heart of Chicago’s law office district in the Loop (at the southeast corner of LaSalle and Wacker).Sidebar Grille has more than 40 domestic and import beers, an impressive selection of “by the glass” wines. The Sidebar Grille menu can best be described as “Contemporary American” and is perfect for the downtown lunch, cocktails after work, or dinner before the show (there are several theaters right around the corner on Randolph). Sports fans can also enjoy their favorite teams play on any of our 14 large plasma TVs.

Kirkwood:
Established in 2007 is located in the old Pops for Champagne space on Sheffield in Lakeview. The bar is famous for its beautiful and spacious beer garden in the summer. Customers range from neighbors, families to recent college graduates watching their alma matter games. Kirkwood is an official bar for Nebraska football and Indiana Hoosiers basketball.

WestEnd:
Established in 2007 WestEnd is located on Madison few blocks away from the United Center in the West Loop neighborhood. WestEnd has everything that you need from your neighborhood bar. The impressive 5000 square feet space features a U-shaped bar surrounded by side-by-side high top tables. Spread across are snug low seating leather booths. The venue has a private room separated from the main bar by a pair of custom made wooden sliding doors and an upper deck lounge with a full bar. And last, but not least there are 33 Plasma TV’s all through out and a state of the art Sound system. Free shuttle will take you to the Bulls, Hawks and Concerts at the UC and back, so stop in before or after. WestEnd has an extensive bar fare menu and pizzas.

Benchmark:
Established in 2010, pairs great food and drinks with friendly service and strives to provide our customers with a powerful experience each time they visit. Our Benchmark concept is the perfect fit for the Old Town area in Chicago.The Benchmark menu includes some new and creative items as well as updated twists on familiar menu favorites. With 46 TV’s Benchmark is the perfect place to catch a game with old friends or make some new ones. The highlight of the venue is the first of its kind, fully retractable roof covering most of the 2nd floor. It’s Chicago’s first convertible beer garden.

Crossing:
Established in 2010, is the newest venue residing on Southport and Wrightwood. Boasting over 6,000 square feet of space, Crossing offers its guests several environments: four different bars, including a full bar located in the sprawling outdoor beer garden; a private elevated mezzanine which will accommodate 30-50 guests. Providing the ultimate game-watching experience influenced the conceptualization and design of Crossing, the official bar of the University of Kansas. Crossing’s sports bar will provide guests with the ultimate game-watching experience boasting 50 plasma-screen TVs.

 

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