About Pony Up
One of the biggest and longest-running betting bars in the Chicagoland area, featuring over 300 TVs including new 85" displays above a massive center bar.
- Bar, high boy, table and carrel seating
- Private VIP Room
- Classic sports bar menu
- Open daily at 10AM
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Coming Up at Pony Up
- 12 Days of December Sweepstakes12 Chances to win $1,200 in Free Wagers.
And a $12,000 CASH Grand Prize Drawing on January 1st!Starts: December 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pmEnds: December 4, 2022
- $25,000 Late Pick 4Guaranteed pool for the last 4 races on Hawthorne's card every FridayDate: December 2, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
- Interactive Betting SeminarReal Time Betting Tips + OptixEQ Handicapping ShowcaseDate: December 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Food, Drinks & Amenities at Pony Up
- Wheelchair accessible
Pony Up Customer Reviews
15:38 15 Aug 22
We came from downtown and stopped by Sunday early afternoon after hitting the burbs and doing some shopping. Had the prime rib sandwhich and one of their large salad dishes. Both were great, and the salad was massive. They have a fantastic beer selection, including Around the Bend. I was very satisfied, and all the staff was super friendly.
01:41 23 Jul 22
I am very pleased to provide 5 stars for Driftwood Grill, quite a bit different than my previous experience several months ago.The Filet was superb, done perfectly and the salmon was as fresh as it was just caught today!I do have to give kudos to the management, as they reached out to me immediately after my first experience and asked me to give them another chance.Well, I am glad to say that I did, and I will be back!!
13:48 28 Jun 22
Went on a busy day. Per other reviews food orders were on the slow side, but we were a group and that meant enough time to socialize. Food was very good! Drinks were always topped off. The plates (especially appetizers for some reason) are huge, hot and heavy - give your server room to put them down. Lots of food options, even kids menu. Owner came around checking on tables and chatting, LOVE that. We had a great time.
02:11 26 Jun 22
The service was great and everything was very flavorful. I enjoyed the House Salad with Honey Mustard Vinagerette, side od Sauteed Spinach, Braised Beef Shortribs served with Garlic Mash Potatoes, Crispy Onion and Grilled Asparagus.
01:36 13 Jun 22
Checked this place out on a whim. Absolutely worth stopping in for dinner! Its a nice taste of Minnesota hidden in plain sight. The food was delicious, great variety to choose from. Service was quick and friendly, shout out to Mallory for her amazing service! We had the walleye fingers and pork belly bacon slab for appetizers, both turned out great. The prime rib sandwich and the Paul Bunyan burger hit the spot. And the Bananas foster bread pudding is a MUST! Will be back, there's much more on the menu to try.
02:28 15 May 22
Driftwood Grille has down home comfort food for families and parties of all sizes. Came on recommendation from Open Table. The taste and portions are anything but standard. Impeccable wait staff and hosts made our meal a delight. Our server, Mallory was incredible with her patience and knowledge of menu, specials and recommended sides. We had to try two of their signature dishes "The 96er" and Tomahawk... Finish the 96er under 30 minutes and it's Free. 64 oz of a wholloping burger, fries and 32 oz of ice cold brew. No spoilers here, we finished both, but not for a challenge. Order your proteins one under usual temperature, as our mediums came out well. Everything was tasty so no need to re-fire. Entrees were large enough to share so we left room for dessert. Their S'Mores Skillet is out of this world, get it with Caramel and satisfy your sweet tooth for weeks. Nice depth of beers on tap, however they were out of a few local brews. All in all Driftwood Grille is worth the trip to the west suburbs, plenty of parking and great atmosphere.
01:32 10 May 22
Our visit was very enjoyable. Think a cozy restaurant you'd find at a wilderness lodge. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and the service was quick! I was pleasantly surprised by the menu's variety and their unique twist on staple items. The sweet potato fries, slider trio and house salad with green goddess dressing were the standouts of this trip and I look forward to trying out the rest of their menu soon!
03:59 22 Apr 22
Wow. Went here because my wife heard it was pretty good. In our party of five everyone had good things to say about our food. We also had three appetizers that were great as well. Three of our party had cocktails and they had good things to say about them. Sorry, too full for desert.We will be back.
20:50 16 Apr 22
"Do the 96er" they said. "you can do it" they said. This burger challenge was no joke 64 oz of grade A beef. That's 4 patties,6 strips of apple wood smoked bacon, a grilled cheese sandwich. 97oz's of food in total.. Great food! Great service! Great restaurant!
23:48 22 Jan 22
Had an overall good first experience at this place. Very good seasonal beer on the tap selection and good food. Tried both the stuff pretzel and the smokehouse which were tasty and enjoyable. The food service was a bit on the slow side for an early evening dinner but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the awesome food that came out!