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Monk's Pub

#477 of 7,856 Restaurants in Chicago}
$$ - $$$American, ,
205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606-1803
+1 312-357-6665
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (5 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
“belgium beer” (4 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606-1803
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

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 30 June 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
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We heard about this pub, and thought we had to try it - being from britain! it is a lovely dark pub, and the nuts are great to while away the time - you shell the nuts and the casings go on the floor! food...More

Thank Tara S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

historical updated place. Enjoyed this place. good beer and food. we came across this place by exiting the lake street L few stops early and decided to walk. we opened the door to an old wold charm and went in late afternoon so wasn't too...More

Thank Mn J
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Bartender was super friendly and helpful on their expansive beer list ask for Dimples she was great. Fun vibe and a an overall great pub to hang out in.

Thank John R
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The bar man was rude. He clearly didn't want to be in work and made us feel uncomfortable so we had one and left. I wouldn't go back there

Thank tix83
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Service: Quick. I had beer in hand within a few minutes of sitting down. (1pm). My food order was out in less than 7 minutes (Cobb salad). Food: Well, the Cobb salad was great with arugula instead of standard iceburg. They add cucumber and black...More

Thank BenD826
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We all decided to cut out of work early (this included the bosses) to have some drinks at Monks Pub. It is certainly eclectic with the beer taps lining the ceiling beams. We basically all had beers over the course of a couple of hours...More

Thank Ted F
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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
Groups, Bar Scene
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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