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Monk's Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606-1803
+1 312-357-6665
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (5 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“belgium beer” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606-1803
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while in the city for work. Had the grilled chicken avocado sandwich. It comes on toasted wheat bread with garlic mayo, Swiss cheese, bacon, avocado, tomato and lettuce. Lots of flavor and very delicious. Had a side of fries and asked...More

Thank Sami_M1219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got into the city late and found Monks. Terrific pub food and great beer selection. Well worth the visit.

Thank Cjmonroe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going since they were at the old , L-shaped location next door. The best hamburgers in the Loop. The bleu chees burger is the best, with gobs of cheese sliding down the sides. You won't be disappointed.

Thank untravelledworlds
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

If you like your beers, then you are going to love this pub. Many selections of great beers. Had a couple of my favourites with Duvel on tap and all brews of Chimay in bottles. As for food, it’s your typical pub grub. Good selection...More

Thank ssharkson
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We ended up here on a Friday afternoon,tired from a long flight and looking forward to some yummy sandwiches. My boyfriend tried a few different Belgian beers,not too expensive! and I had the chicken avocado sandwich which was delicious. Later on around 5 it got...More

Thank natstein
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Monk’s is a loop staple. I love the grill cheese and sweet potato fries. Good comfort food during the cold winters in Chicago.

Thank Ernesha P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We checked out Monks on a Friday night around 6 pm. We couldn't get a table or a spot standing near the bar. The servers allowed us to stand at the end of the bar in their station. We were elbowed several times and pushed...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Beers are expensive, food is quite nice. Waitress we had was pretty good. I felt that the place was trying hard to be something that it's not and came across as a bit pretentious...

Thank PaulBox
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Came across as a Locals pub and good typical Pub Grub at an acceptable price for Chicago downtown. Lots of "flavors" on tap and some interesting cans and bottles (yes, really). Friendly bar staff, even to first timers, open and welcoming on my Thurs and...More

Thank Waldo380
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

They have a great tap list (can get American craft or European) and a mammoth bottle list. Burgers are great, sometimes they serve peanuts that you can throw on the floor, and most the apps are very good (I am a wing person, and would...More

Thank stepusin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-357-6665
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