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The Butcher's Tap

#1,724 of 8,542 Restaurants in Chicago
$$ - $$$American, ,
3553 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-6993
+1 773-325-0123
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cheese curds” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
3553 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-6993
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

My party of 4 had dinner in the area. On our way back to my hotel we were walking by this place so we decided to stop in here for one last drink. This is a very casual bar. We had the table nearest to...More

Thank tonytigerjaz
Reviewed July 26, 2018

That's right, I said it. I fancy myself somewhat of an expert on cheese curds (AKA, if they are on the menu, I'm ordering them), and the curds at Butcher's Tap are consistently my favorite. Why, you ask? While deep-fried, the batter is light and...More

Thank kristenr124
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Butcher's tap has a HUGE selection of craft beers. Always served cold. They have some super tasty sandwiches also. Perfect to go with that beer! Great spot to catch up with sports on TV and grab a bite and drink. Prices are fair and service...More

Thank Fernanda N
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Great Ohio State bar with a great selection of drinks and food!! The cheese curds are the best I've ever had. They melt in your mouth and are not heavy! The French dip trio was amazing!! Fun atmosphere and friendly staff!!

Thank Jean-Pierre B
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Nachos were amazing!!! Fried Green tomatoes were just OKAY. SERVICE was very good. Beer was great. The Picnic was just okay. Chicken needed more seasoning.

Thank ialwaysloveflorida
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Great pre-game brunch/lunch before a Cubs game! Cheese curds, Turkey Tom Tom were fantastic! Great Bloody Mary's! Loved it!

Thank Patty B
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Now I know it is a bar and it was during NHL playoffs, but this bar/restaurant was way too loud. We went to eat and couldn't have any type of conversation, had to literally yell. Food was very good. Service was ok, server insisted that...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Fun place to enjoy a beer and some food and watch the game. Good selection of beer, good food. Patio. Busy spot

Thank 2017pms
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We stopped in and found a nice place to relax! Inspired: outside tables Atmosphere: pub Service: Ashley was very good Food: good food Drink: good craft beer list Parking: walked over from Wrigley Discovered: recommended by locals Return: maybe

Thank 275GTS
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Only reason I didn't give this 5 star is service is slow, but very friendly.. If you are looking for quiet alternative to craziness around Wrigley before a game this is your spot. Excellent food and great beer selection .. Give yourself some extra time,...More

Thank soc64
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3553 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-6993
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-325-0123
  • E-mail
Originally a butcher shop, this location has catered to Southport Corridor and Wrigley since 1932. Honoring the tradition and history, The Butcher's s Tap provides our neighbors with locally grown products, straight from the farm. Taking a cut out of the butcher shop experience, our customers will enjoy non-processed, locally sourced deli meats and cheeses. Distinctive to the area, we carry an extensive selection of over 100 beers (80 on draft!) and unique seasonal cocktails. The Butcher's Tap has 2 full bars and plenty of space for private events for up to 100+ people. Our upstairs can be rented out for private events and comes equipped with flat screen TVs, a full bar, exclusive bartenders for your event, not to mention private bathrooms! When the weather is warm we open up the outdoor patio section and open our garage style windows on both floors so everyone can enjoy the warm weather. We are an official Ohio State bar and have specials for all OSU games! We support all Chicago sports teams and are honored to be an official Bears and Blackhawks bar. The Butcher's Tap is your favorite neighborhood hangout for beer, sports, and good food. We even sponsor intramural leagues. Whether you're looking to have a good time with your friends or somewhere to catch the next sports game with great food & drinks, stop by and see us at The Butcher's Tap!
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