The Pony rode into Lakeview the summer of 2008 on a mission to serve up great food, cold beer and to offer our neighborhood a “local place”. It’s a formula that’s been turning guests into regulars since we’ve opened our doors.

With personalized flat screen TV’s at each table in our main bar, there literally isn’t a bad seat in the house. Seasons greet us with no challenge as our second floor’s Pony Up Lounge is fit with a show stopping retractable roof, creating a sunny oasis in the summer and a cozy lounge throughout the colder months for you and your friends to enjoy. Weekends at The Pony offer you an unbeatable party with mixes from Chicago’s best DJ’s setting the sounds for your best night, so you can dance the night away.

Pioneer Tavern Group’s Executive Chef Brian Jupiter has curated an excellent menu of classic fare, turning things up a notch here at The Pony, making the hard to resist comfort foods we love, even tastier. How do we manage that? Simple, in our kitchens we make your orders from scratch, utilizing as much local produce, protein, and product as we can, meaning the food you get is fresher from the get go. Our sauces are homemade, our beef is grass fed, and we love when you get to share an experience with us like our very own 16” Grilled Cheese (The Clydesdale).

Libations are handled with care too. Our seasonal and craft cocktails, and our Pony punches, are constantly being inspired by the seasons, the holidays, and are always mixed up to refresh and to impress. Our list of the best local, classic, and micro-brewed beers are made all the more perfect with our signature frosty mugs. So, no need to be shy around us- Grab your friends and get ready to saddle up at The Pony!

The Pony Inn

1638 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Kitchen Hours

Monday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.


-Street parking available
-24-hour parking lot behind the bar
-Free parking on Sunday


General Inquiries, Parties and Special Events: pony@pioneertaverngroup.com