Kuma’s started in 2005 with its flagship location at the corner of Belmont and Francisco avenues in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. From our origins as a corner bar with solid American bistro fare, we’ve grown to five locations that offer the finest burgers available on this planet or any other.
We’ve been extremely fortunate to show host to thousands of dedicated eaters from locales near and far. As such, we feel it is our obligation to give back to the communities that support us and support our love for meat and heavy metal. So we encourage you to ask your server about the charity of the month and consider donating to what we feel are worthy and deserving causes. We support purveyors that are local and homegrown. Which means we don’t carry Miller High Life and we don’t carry Budweiser. We encourage you to read over our menu and seek out information on the wide selection of rotating craft brews and spirits we carry year round. Our bars feature an exclusive selection of small label whiskeys and many other varieties of alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations as well as carrying the distinction of being able to offer several whiskeys on tap.
We also take great pride in supporting the Chicago heavy music community at large. Do yourself a favor and see what our city has to offer musically by supporting Russian Circles, Ledge, Sarin, The Swan King, J’ard Loose, Jungle Rot, La Armada, Harm’s Way, The Atlas Moth, Eat Their Own, and the many others that make up the rich heavy music landscape that makes this city amazing.
Take a look around and let us know what you think! Keep up on your Burger of the Month fix, check out what tunes we’re jamming to, and stop by each location’s page for site specific information. You can order online, and apply for jobs, or send us along any pertinent questions you may have! ...
"Best burger ever! I love burgers but most burger spots are all the same and the burgers all kinda taste the same. This place is awesome not only are the burgers to die for but the place has a really cool and chill out atmosphere. "
- Linda G.
"Legendary burger spot in Chicago that always makes any "greatest burger" list...and deservedly so. I got the OG Kuma burger. 5 stars, hands down. Pretzel bun paid well with the beef, bacon and egg. Rad atmosphere if you dig heavy metal music and decor. "
- Tyler C.
"I think I am in love! What a delightful experience this was. First of all, I walk in to the enchanting sounds of screaming and guitars grinding... This all sets the mood for what ended up being a mind blowing dining experience. I've never consumed a burger so quickly! "
- Mark D.
"Missing these burgers hardcore today. Tonight we made High On Fire burgers at home (we live in Austin). While they're delicious, they aren't Kuma's. They're the best."
- Lian Croft
"...Let me tell you - there is no question about how good the food is here. I don't believe in Heaven, but if I did then Kuma's Corner would be the pearly gates while their burgers are Heaven on earth. "
- Lauren K.
"All the burgers sounded delicious but I finally settled on the Mastadon burger with a buffalo patty. Topped with Bacon, BBQ sauce, Cheddar & Frizzled Onion. It was absolutely amazing! I always jump at the opportunity to get a buffalo burger. Plus bacon and BBQ sauce!? Ugh! So good! I definitely plan on going back next time I am in Chicago!"
- Jared P.