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The Butcher's Tap

#1,636 of 7,881 Restaurants in Chicago
$$ - $$$American, ,
3553 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-6993
+1 773-325-0123
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cheese curds” (5 reviews)
“wings” (4 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
3553 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-6993
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Met a customer here for a premill snack and drink and was told they had the best fried cheese curds. They were AMAZING!! They were more like a tempora batter and were light and crispy. Service was good and prices fair. Would like to try...More

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 26 August 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 11 June 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 21 May 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 1 May 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 26 August 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 2 August 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
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Recently visited our friends in Chicago and ended up here on a few occasions. Came here when Cubs games were on and also on quieter times. Wings are outstanding and a must try. Burgers were also good. The only let down was basic stuff. On...More

Thank argwatkins
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stopped and had a beer and a burger before the Cubs game. Great atmosphere and service was pretty quick.

Thank redpathr
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stopped here before a Cubs game. Jemma was our server and she did a great job. We got there at 4:00 PM before a 7:15 game. We did not have a to wait for a table, but 15 minutes later, people were waiting. It...More

Thank Brad940
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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, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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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