History

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GINO’S EAST

The Gino’s East story began in 1966 when two taxi drivers and a friend, frustrated with rush hour traffic, decided to open a pizzeria. They opened our original location just off Michigan Ave. and Superior St. in Chicago. The Original Gino’s East became an instant legend with Chicagoans, national celebrities, and visitors from all over the world. Our famous deep-dish pizza tastes the same as it did back then. Each pizza is made by hand and features its own unique look. Each legendary pizza is created with a secret golden crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of fresh ingredients. Once baked to perfection, the enormous pies are brought to the tables in our well-seasoned pans. In a city known as the "Pizza Capital of the World," the Original Gino’s East is still the number one pizza restaurant. Customers from near and far return year after year to fulfill the tradition of scribbling their names onto the wood and stucco walls of our flagship restaurant in downtown Chicago.

GINO’S EAST BREWPUB

The Gino’s East Brewery & Brewpub opened at our River North location in Chicago in November of 2014. Manned by brewmaster Kevin McMahon, our award-winning beers are specially crafted to pair with specific Gino’s East menu items. Along with our house beers – which includes a Black Rye IPA, English IPA, Belgian Witte, and German Helles – the brewery features seasonal and rotating beers expertly fashioned by Kevin. The space also hosts live music! Visit our website for more info.

THE COMEDY BAR

Originally opened in 2011 on W Ontario St in Chicago, The Comedy Bar came under new ownership and now operates at our Gino’s East River North location. In a city who prides itself on their comedic talent, it opened in February of 2015 and features some of Chicago’s finest comedians. The Comedy Bar features appetizers and a special dessert menu, as well as a full bar and Gino’s Brewing Co. beer. It is offers live comedy 7 nights a week. The space also operates as a great venue for private, corporate, and group events.