Gino's Brewing Company - Gino's East River North

500 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654


The Gino's East story begins in 1966 when two taxi drivers and a friend decided to open a pizzeria on Superior Street, near Michigan Ave. The original Gino's East became an instant legend with local Chicagoans, national celebrities, and visitors from around the world.

Gino's East River North is home to Gino's Brewing Company and offers signature craft brews that pair perfectly with our legendary deep dish pizza. And don't forget to bring your markers and leave your mark on our 2nd floor graffiti zones! Gino's East River North is also home to The Comedy Bar. Located on the 3rd floor, shows run Wednesday-Saturday. Buy advance tickets or ask your server for reservations.

Many may know our new home as the former Michael Jordan's Restaurant or LaSalle Power Co, but not many realize that this building once powered Chicago's often forgotten cable car system. The building, designated as a Chicago landmark in 2001, was built in 1887 as The LaSalle Street Cable Car Powerhouse. According to the City of Chicago's official website, it was built by The North Chicago Street Railroad Company, "which at its peak in the 1890s was the largest in the country, operating thousands of cable cars over 82 miles of track...[and] brought approximately 100,000 workers into downtown Chicago each day."

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