Chicago

Castaways Bar & Grill

Contact details

1603 N Lake Shore Dr

Chicago IL 60614

773-281-1200

Opening times

Mon.11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue.11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed.11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu.11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri.11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat.11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun.11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Price range: $$

Reviews

“If you guys get along well, you'll spend hours watching the sun go down and talking.”
“Great place to grab a drink a see all kinds drunken people with suntants!”
“Lauderdale with all those super cool college kids, drinking their fruity drinks and dancing sluttily considering bad decisions while sun oil dripped off their foreheads.”
Pros
  • The food was really great...
  • Nice spice, but wasn't too hot, and the pineapple on top was a nice touch...
  • The drinks were really good as well, and we went on a day with 80 degree weather...
  • Service was nice and friendly...
  • So it was a nice mix up to take visitors to...
Cons
  • Food is subpar, drinks are overpriced, and music is in poor taste (volume and genre)...
  • It has really loud, terrible club music, -1...
  • ACCEPTABLE REASONS FOR VISITING CASTAWAYS-Bathroom breaks-Shelter from afternoon thunderstorms-People watching-One stop shop for watered down overpriced tropical drinks-Venue to test your douche-repellent body spray-To show your kids bad 80s cover bands as motivation to stay in school-Great place to play 'count the tramp stamps'...
  • two stars for poor execution...
  • In general, not a bad place if you want to do some fun people watching, some booty shaking, and some drinky drinking in the warm sun with the lake and beach at your fingertips...
  • I'd been here once before and wasn't too terribly impressed...
Service & Staff
  • The eating area was very crowded and we had to wait a while to get a table...
  • We lucked out because we scored a table and didn't have to wait...
  • The waitresses are rude and the drinks are all watered down for a ridiculous price never going there again...
  • The drinks are fine and the food is good, the biggest issue is that this year the "locked" gates weren't locked so random people off the beach kept walking in on our company event - the staff neglected to fix this throughout the afternoon so it was a bit of a battle...
  • Loved the views & people watching at the beach, although I was surprised at the sparse service on a Wednesday lunch...
Food & Drinks
  • We checked out Castaways to chill on their patio and grabs drinks...
  • The drinks were tasty and it was fun to sit out on the upper deck and enjoy the sunshine...
  • If you're up for MTV Spring Break madness, drunken recent college grads (and college kids too), loud music, butt grabbing, and sticky drinks being spilled on you, definitely come here...
  • Its a must to hang out here a few times during the warmer monthsGood, but slightly over priced drinks along with bikini-clad co-eds that are home for the summer...
  • They serve food as well...
  • (1) You've spent the day at the beach and are super hungry (the food isn't great)...
  • (2) You'd like to enjoy a drink (the drinks are not great here) during the end of a summer day...
Atmosphere
  • What I do like about Castaways: they play music for the crowd and everyone at North Ave beach can "enjoy" it...
  • The atmosphere was surprisingly pleasant when I went...
  • It pulses obnoxiously loud club music so loudly that I can hear every single beat on the 23rd floor of my building...
  • This place is open again and pulsing its substandard music across the lake and Lincoln Park...
Prices
  • Decent prices...
  • It's cheap, +1...
  • Yeah, the drinks are expensive, and maybe the people party a bit too much, but you're paying for the location and novelty...
  • don't expect great service or cheap drinks...
Summary
  • I would only recommend this place for 2 occasions...
  • Service was a average but overall good experience thanks to the company...
  • Everything is over priced, because they know they can get away with it...
  • Seriously, if you haven't been here I recommend going...
  • Actually, I really recommend going on a weekday or an unusually cold day when the crowds will be less so you can enjoy the view...
  • A girl finally comes up to us with her hands in her pockets...
  • We finally get our food and they got my burger wrong...
Rating
Average user rating - 68 out of 100.

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  • Phone 773-281-1200 owned by Castaways Bar & Grill, American Traditional, Bars, Beach Restaurant, Beach Bars, Boathouse located in Chicago, IL.
  • Castaways Bar & Grill address: 1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, 60614

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Business info
Accepts Credit Cards
AlcoholFull Bar
AmbienceCasual
AttireCasual
Best NightsWed, Sat, Sun
Caters
Coat Check
Delivery
Good For Dancing
Good for Groups
Good for Kids
Good ForLunch
Happy Hour
Has TV
MusicBackground
Noise LevelLoud
Outdoor Seating
ParkingPrivate Lot
Smoking
Take-out
Takes Reservations
Waiter Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Wi-Fi