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Monk's Pub

Pub and Burger Joint$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
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  • Anamaria H.
    "Great beer selection and the loaded tater tots are delicious."(15 Tips)
    Kartik P.
    "Free peanuts FTW!!"(2 Tips)
    Zach D.
    "Excellent selection of craft beers, with a bunch on draught."(5 Tips)
    Raven
    "Great Burgers!!! Try the California Burger!"(2 Tips)
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  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 7, 2014
    If you're here, it's because you heard the food is great (particularly the burgers). You heard right. I've never had a meal at Monk's I didn't like. Pretty good beer menu too. Nice Friday lunch spot.
  • Bill P.
    Bill PeelerMarch 24
    Hell of a lot nicer to our party of 3 than 'Tradition', which is back around the corner on Franklin. There's a reason this place has been around forever - go there for the drinks, stay for the great
  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 29, 2014
    Amazing lunch spot. Burgers are all fantastic. Pop on over on a Friday and have a beer from the extensive menu with your meal. Great food great service and an Irish pub atmosphere.
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MarioniNovember 9, 2016
    Unbelievable beer selection! Nice option to have a flight to try something new! Friendly and helpful service. Bartendress knows her stuff!
  • Ben A.
    Ben AltonSeptember 7, 2011
    Their blackened chicken sandwich with pepper jack is awesome. I'm not nuts about the burgers, but their chili is also excellent here. Give it a try. One of my favorite after work spots in Chicago
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossDecember 5, 2014
    Great German/Bavarian feel to this place! Had a good German wiessbier on draft. Tons of other options for those who like specialty beers from all parts of the world.
  • Zach D.
    Zach DanielMay 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a strange little wooden pub nestled right next to a bunch of huge skyscrapers. Excellent selection of craft beers, with a bunch on draught.
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BishoppFebruary 12, 2016
    Fun place, great burgers! Good beer list with some unique options. Gets packed after work so get there early!
  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 23, 2010
    Service with a smile. Also quite the tasty cajun burger and you can't go wrong with the curly fries. Next time bring all your friends for a great happy hour good time.
  • Cali C.
    Cali CernauskasMay 24, 2013
    Great food! Awesome pub atmosphere. I can't wait to come back and try more of their huge draught beer selection.
  • John K.
    John KhuuJanuary 5, 2015
    Surprisingly popular place in the loop. Eat the peanuts and literally throw it on the floor, no joke. Everyone does it and it's fun.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyApril 24, 2016
    Great selection of beers, both in bottle and on tap. Can be rowdy post-work but chills out later on.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MitreNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very loud & busy during the Friday lunch rush, but great food at decent prices and like the vegetarian options :D
  • Bill G.
    Bill GoekeMarch 18, 2015
    Love the Macaroni and Cheese Bites...but am disappointed in the ranch. I would venture to guess it is straight from a bottle.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DizonDecember 28, 2013
    Great selection of Belgian and Trappist beers. They also have a selection of shit beer if you have no taste
  • AJ T.
    AJ TarachanowiczFebruary 23, 2013
    Not only do they have an amazing selection of beer but they also have a library!
  • Shycu
    ShycuMarch 31
    Only stayed for one beer on St Patrick's Day. The place was packed. They didn't have Guinness so I had Breck Stout instead. Everything coming out of the kitchen looked yummy so I gotta get back.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SingletonFebruary 28, 2012
    If you're looking for a solid burger around lunch time in the Loop, this is the place to go.
  • Steve R.
    Steve RabeorFebruary 3
    Great selection of craft beers, and free peanuts, what else do you need?
  • Matt C.
    Matt ChudobaMay 31, 2015
    Awesome selection of beer. Plenty of draft options and countless bottles and cans
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoNovember 16, 2014
    Fine for lunch, very rowdy after work; careful of the peanut shells if you're allergic to peanuts
  • Heather D.
    Heather DMay 22, 2015
    Great for lunch if you are in the loop. Outstanding beer selection.
  • Ole
    OleSeptember 7, 2016
    Very good selection of beer and great service.
  • UpShift Digital
    UpShift DigitalSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Staying at the Allegro I was going to the Randolph Tavern every night & hating life. Then I found Monk. My people! Good food, great people!
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzSeptember 5, 2014
    I had a very dry burger here. The place itself is from another time - in an almost fabulous way.
  • Vincente V.
    Vincente VecchioMay 23, 2012
    This is the best beer joint in the loop, maybe the best bar perion.
  • Curtis H.
    Curtis HillerJune 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Used to love this place, but as they've gotten more pretentious (no Miller/Bud/Coors) the service has gotten more greedy and less attentive. Also: the cheese curds are a huge disappointment.
  • Morgan H.
    Morgan HDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Mediterranean burger is awesome. Tater tots for sure.
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly McWhorterJune 13, 2013
    Great beer selection. Peanuts (had to ask for them though).
  • Zac N.
    Zac NMarch 22, 2016
    Place wss slammed on st Patrick's, waitress still served food and split tabs
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaMarch 15, 2016
    This is the look Hollywood set designers are always trying to achieve for their Chicago bars
  • Raven
    RavenAugust 4, 2015
    Great Burgers!!! Try the California Burger!
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezJune 8, 2015
    Great beer selection and the loaded tater tots are delicious.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KenefickJuly 16, 2013
    More beer selection than you'd think! Lagers, belgians etc...
  • Micah P.
    Micah PfeifferJuly 20, 2016
    German and Belgian beers.
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A non-douchey place to get a drink in this area? Yes please.
  • Morgan H.
    Morgan HDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Mediterranean burger is awesome.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BuckleyMarch 22, 2016
    great burgers and GREAT beer selections.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FergusonOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just had a kwak beer for the first time...tasty Belgian goodness.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Burgers and Curley fries are awesome!
  • Pimrucha S.
    Pimrucha SantrakulApril 14, 2014
    Never leave the peanut shells on the table because you will get shouted at by the waiters. They should have told us nicely. Rude.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KelsvenAugust 21, 2012
    The curly fries are bomb!
  • Kartik P.
    Kartik P.August 10, 2012
    Free peanuts FTW!!
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NewmanAugust 18, 2011
    Service sucked, food was average, and they flat out refused to serve chips and salsa until after 3PM. How hard is it to put chips in a bowl and charge me? I'll never be back.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer, good food, good service.
  • Richard T.
    Richard ThatcherFebruary 28, 2012
    Good food and better beer.
  • Bob K.
    Bob KibbleJuly 31, 2010
    The Hickory Burger is made with what tastes like A1 sauce. It's delish!
  • Francisco D.
    Francisco DiazDecember 11, 2009
    I tried the California Burger - medium rare - tasty!you should too...
  • John T.
    John ThomasJune 17, 2016
    Wings are amazing.
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OConnorNovember 18, 2015
    The smothered tots!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SteinkampDecember 29, 2014
    https://www.beermenus.com/places/1808-monk-s-pub
  • Sandra E.
    Sandra EnglandSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a new mayor in town come in and celebrate!
  • Justin R.
    Justin RSeptember 19, 2014
    Huge beer selection.
  • Ian D.
    Ian DicksonMay 29, 2015
    The inside of this place is awesome, very beer centric bar with a classic European pub style on the inside
  • s p.
    s pJune 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    nachos are the bomb
  • Florian M.
    Florian M.April 21, 2016
    What a beer selection!!
  • Raven
    RavenJune 17, 2015
    Best Burgers Ever!!!
  • D D.
    D DubyaFebruary 18, 2014
    Zombie Dust Pale Ale
  • Kelli S.
    Kelli ShivesMarch 17, 2012
    Watch out for flying Silly String on St. Patty's Day
  • Susan J.
    Susan Jahn (Bernard)August 23, 2012
    They don't put prices on the menu. The manager says she will inform you if you buy a super expensive beer. She lies. Buyer beware!
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 25, 2011
    dont get the chips and salsa.... stale... like cardboard...
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 15, 2013
    No miles on Sundays
  • Chris K.
    Chris KangOctober 27, 2010
    No ranch. Boo. But you can throw the peanut shells on the ground.
  • Randal B.
    Randal BirkeyMay 14, 2010
    The Fish & Chips are good! Read more
  • Trent J.
    Trent JurewiczJanuary 23, 2013
    Great beer, terrible food. Don't eat here.
  • tarah o.
    tarah oneillFebruary 4, 2012
    Horrible service. We felt like we were an inconvenience to the bartender!
  • Scott
    ScottAugust 6, 2013
    Sat for 15 minutes before finally leaving. Didn't spend any money there. Terrible service!!!!!!
  • Cracken ..
    Cracken .January 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    For Burger Lovers
  • Brent S.
    Brent SordylApril 16, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best burger places in the Loop
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