Founded in 2013 in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, Old Crow Smokehouse has since expanded to another one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods, River North. The country venue can be described as the ultimate blend of home cookin and a lively saloon. Master Chef season 2 finalist, Tony Scruggs, combines his smoked meats with his homemade BBQ sauce to give you an irresistible flavor that is simply mouthwatering. Old Crow Smokehouse pays homage to the diverse BBQ styles served across the US. Executive Chef Tony Scruggs describes the Old Crow style of BBQ as “Chicago Style” in which he blends the best of the main BBQ styles found in the Carolinas, Memphis, Kansas City and Texas to create a truly unique experience. Old Crow Smokehouse Wrigleyville is located a block and a half away from historic Wrigley Field. The Wrigleyville location is 10,000 square feet in size consisting of a main room with seating of over 250 and featuring two bars on opposite walls. The space also possesses a 180 square foot stage with backlit jumbo screen; perfect for hosting private events and of course, Live Band Karaoke, which takes place every Thursday at 6pm. Features include Chicago’s largest retractable roof, retractable doors on the front of the building, and an alluring smell emanating from the smoker so you can feel the energy as you walk into the building.
Old Crow Smokehouse River North is located a block away from the Merchandise Mart and in the heart of downtown. The 12,000 square foot venue consists of two levels, both levels allowing for approximately 250 seated guests and 500 standing. The 180 square foot stage is backlit with a jumbo screen, perfect for hosting events and live music. In keeping with the décor, food and beverage components of the concept, Old Crow Smokehouse only plays country music. We don’t have country nights…we’re a country restaurant and bar, period; it’s in our DNA. As you eat some of the best barbecue you’ve ever had you’ll be listening to today’s top country artists.
In support of our country roots, Old Crow Smokehouse plays live music after 10pm every Friday and Saturday night as well as the newest addition to the lineup, Live Band Karaoke every Thursday at 6pm. These bands are local and regional acts with the occasional groups that originate from Nashville. These acts further enhance our guest’s experience and truly make us a destination location.