Bat 17 has expanded!
Come see our new space and book your private parties early.


Click here to see expansion side specials

Click here to see Bat 17 Burger Bar

The new space more than doubles the size of Bat 17 and includes new additions like pool tables, a photo booth,
12 new draft beers and nearly 50 more of the newest and best craft bottle beers.
The menu for the new space is limited to appetizers and sliders.
(Private parties reserving the space are not limited in menu choices)


Welcome to Bat 17, a breakfast, lunch and dinner pub that takes a page from some of New York’s finest delis, ratchets up the quality to a mouth-watering trance, and wraps the whole package inside a Soho, Tribeca, Lincoln Park or Wicker Park style saloon. Our goal is to give our customers an experience like no other beginning with the absolute best sandwiches on the planet and providing service that is second to none!


You will enjoy our extraordinary dine-in service, a complimentary coffee bar, a unique pub for great wine, beer and cocktails, carry-out service and a catering menu second to none. There are select gourmet olive oils, imported cheeses, honeys and jellies, hand-made potato chips and specialty condiments for sale. Bat 17 offers college gift cards that can last the entire semester. Imagine, Mom and Dad can fax in a form and you can eat Bat 17 sandwiches or breakfast fare for the entire term! We offer business catering pre-paid charge cards and just plain gift cards.



All our sandwiches come from bread baked especially for Bat 17 by Bennison’s Bakery, an Evanston institution since 1938. World Cup of Baking Gold Medalist and Certified Master Baker, Jory Downer, personally manages the painstaking process to produce the Bat 17 specialty breads. Bennison’s uses organic and whole grain flours and all of Bat 17 breads are baked with unbleached, unbromated flour. After each daily delivery, the breads are hand-sliced and each sandwich slice is individually grilled with the finest 100 % virgin olive oil.


Bat 17 takes a fine dining approach to the selection of all vendors and suppliers. Our mouth watering lean corned beef and pastrami come from Kelly Eisenberg Gourmet Deli Products located right here in Chicago. Since 1929, Kelly Eisenberg products have built an unparalleled reputation for the highest quality gourmet delicatessen products. Our free-range chicken and turkey have unmatched flavor and freshness.



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We treat all our sandwiches, salads and breakfast fare as fine dining. There is a new standard in town and the bar has been raised. Enjoy a complimentary gourmet coffee bar with all of our unique menu selections.

All of us at Bat 17 owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to some very special people at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To P.S. and R.S., especially, many thanks!

Why wait? Call ahead and we’ll have your take-out food ready in a flash. 847-733-7117 or 866-999-DELI (3354)
Full catering menu available for events, business meetings, parties, etc.

New Space Hours...Burger Bar/Pool Room is open Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday is open at 11 a.m. (on NU football 11 a.m. game days the room is open at 10 a.m.)
Call for large party reservations for the new space. We can accommodate most groups even on days when the space is not technically open. 847-733-7117

Kitchen Hours: Mon – Thurs 11 am to 11 pm, Fri 11 am – midnight, Sat 10 am – midnight, Sun 10 am – 11 pm
Original side kitchen and bar hours will vary from Burger Bar/Pool Room hours. Original side kitchen hours may close prior to the new space leaving Burger Bar menu available for the final hour of food service. Call with any questions. 847-733-7117

Bar Hours: Sun - Thurs open until 1 am, Fri - Sat open until 2 am
Bar closing hours always refer to the Burger Bar/Pool Room closing hours. Original side closes earlier.

Bar and Kitchen closing hours are guidelines and may vary.

1709 Benson Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

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