Last Updated on December 28, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Bar Louie is an American restaurant and bar chain with more than 70 locations all over the United States. At the bar you can enjoy regional and local beer from more than 20 taps, wines and handcrafted cocktails. Their menu includes a large variety of American dishes such as burgers, small plates, different sandwiches and wraps, and salads.

People like to come here for the modern, relaxed vibe, with an urban, warm atmosphere, but also for the variety of drinks and tasty food. In order to get an idea about how much you would need to budget if you want to go to Bar Louie, in the table below you can find their latest menu prices.



Meatballs Al Forno $12.99
Bruschetta Pomodoro $8.99
Bruschetta Pomodoro (with shrimp) $11.99
Bavarian Pretzel Sticks $9.99
Spinach & Artichoke Dip $9.99
Potstickers $9.99
Trio Dips & Chips $9.99
Crispy Calamari $11.99
Tempura Shrimp $11.99
Adobo Shrimp Skewers $11.99
Cheese Quesadilla $8.99
Cheese Quesadilla (with chicken) $10.79
Loaded Fries Or Tots $9.99
Traditional Or Boneless Wings $11.99
Chicken Nachos $12.99
Hummus, Tapenade & Tzatziki $10.59
Beer Braised Mussels $11.99
Tortilla Soup (cup) $3.69
Tortilla Soup (bowl) $5.89


Drunken Fish & Chips $14.99
Four Tacos Plato $14.59
Mexican Sunrise $14.59
Voodoo Chicken $14.59
Tuscan Chicken Pasta $14.99
Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna $19.59
Baked Mac & Cheese $10.99
Baked Mac & Cheese (with broccoli, bacon or jalapeno) $13.59
Baked Mac & Cheese (with grilled or fried chicken) $15.99
Baked Mac & Cheese (with shrimp) $16.99


California Chicken Club $12.49
BBQ Pulled Pork $11.99
Meatball Hoagie $10.99
Turkey, Ham & Brie $10.99
BLTT $11.29
Sesame Tuna $14.99
Grilled Veggie Wrap $10.59
Bacon & Fried Egg Sandwich $10.29
Crispy Chicken Melt $11.99
Luigi $12.99
Luigi (with cheddar) $13.99


Backyard BBQ $11.59
Louie $11.59
Southwest $11.59
Blue Louie $11.59
Philly $11.59
Chicago Stockyard $11.59
Portabella $11.99
Fried Louie $11.59
Hamburger $9.99
Hamburger (with cheese) $11.09


Roasted Vegetable Flatbread $11.99
Verde Chicken Flatbread $11.99
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread $11.99


Blackened Salmon Sliders $13.89
Short Rib Sliders $13.89
Bacon Cheeseburgers Sliders $10.59
Chicken Parm Sliders $10.99


Add Portabella $3.59
Add Chicken $4.89
Add Shrimp $5.99
Add Salmon $6.99
BBQ Ranch $9.79
Chop Chop $10.49
Pear & Blue Cheese $10.59
Blackberry, Orange & Brie $9.59
BLT Wedge $9.59
Classic Caesar $9.09


House Salad $4.59
Mac & Cheese $4.59
Broccoli $4.59
Black Beans & Rice $4.59


Tennessee Whiskey Cake $8.99
Chocolate Cake $10.49

Brand History

The official corporate name of the company that does business as Bar Louie is BL Restaurant Operations, LLC. The first Bar Louie restaurant and bar was opened in 1990, in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded by Ted Kasemir and Roger Greenfield and was located in the trendy River North neighborhood of Chicago. Similar to the neighborhood, the interior design of the bar and eatery had a trendy appearance, with murals, tile mosaics, and photography. Bar Louie became known pretty soon due to its martinis and oversized sandwiches. Eventually, it became one of the people’s favorites in the neighborhood.

With such a success, the owners of the restaurant decided to open another nine locations in the Chicago area, each based on the original model and business concept. Also, these new locations became the neighborhood’s favorites. The company opened new restaurants in other states, including Tampa, Florida; Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati, Ohio, and Columbus, Ohio.

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Bar Louie started franchising in 2005 and it allowed the company to expand even more by opening new locations all over the country in states such as Wisconsin, Alabama, Virginia, Arizona, New York, Massachusetts, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Rhode Island.

Over the years, Bar Louie developed a reputation as a hang-out spot, that provides a casual setting with local influences. It also became well-known for its signature drinks like the handcrafted martinis as well as for the tasty food.

At this restaurant, you can order both lunch and dinner. Plus, they offer a take-out service between 11:00 a.m. and 02:00 a.m. At some locations, they even offer catering and delivery services.

Nowadays, there are more the 70 Bar Louie locations all over the United States and they continue to expand.

Our review

Bar Louie is very popular thanks to its dedication to staying a pleasant hang-out spot and a local neighborhood for its clients. The atmosphere is relaxed and calm, and this allows the customers to take a break from their daily stress. The restaurant is decorated in an urban and modern style, and the overall ambiance is friendly and warm.

Bar Louie Menu ItemsYou are not required to make a reservation at Bar Louie, but you may have to wait for a table during the crowded nights. The service may be a little slower for large parties, but it depends on the location. In general, at some locations, the service is excellent, while at others it needs some improvements.

Bar Louie offers a large selection of wines, beer, and cocktails. The customers’ favorites are their signature mojitos, margaritas, martinis, and cocktails. Though, these are pretty expensive. For instance, you may have to pay anywhere between $35 and $50 for a bottle of wine, while a glass of wine costs $10 to $15. The wines offered include Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Malbec, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Prosecco, Chardonnay, and Moscato.

When talking about the price of beers, you should be prepared to pay anywhere between $7 and $10 for a 14oz draft beer. There are more than 20 taps of regional and local beer, including Stella Artois, Sam Adams, and Imperial White. On Wednesday from 05:00 p.m. onwards the bar offer beer for $1. Also from 04:00 p.m. until 07:00 p.m. they run the happy hour specials.

If the drinks are considered somewhat on the pricier side, the food tends to be fair. Their menu includes sandwiches, salads, various sauces, and many more. Expect to pay anywhere between $10 and $12 for an appetizer, $7 to $10 for a salad, and $10 to $12 for a small plate. It is recommended to try their voodoo chicken, chicken nachos, and meatballs.

Bar Louie is one of the customers’ favorites thanks to the happy hour specials and the relaxed atmosphere. Plus, you can choose between a wide variety of drinks and food items.

Bar Louie FAQs

At what time does Bar Louie open?

Bar Louie opens at 11:00 a.m. from Monday until Thursday and at 10:00 a.m. from Friday until Sunday. However, it depends on the location and you should check this information on their official website.

At what time does Bar Louie close?

Bar Louie closes at 02:00 a.m. every day, but it may vary from one location to another. So, you should verify the operating hours of the location you are interested in on their official website.

How many Bar Louie locations are there?

There are more than 70 Bar Louie locations.

What is Louie sauce at Bar Louie?

Louie sauce does not contain sugar and is made from ketchup or chili sauce, mayo, and green onions.

Who is the CEO of Bar Louie?

The CEO of Bar Louie is Tom Fricke.

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