We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monk's Pub

€€ - €€€American, ,
205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606-1803
+1 312-357-6665
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (5 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
“belgium beer” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606-1803
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (102)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 89 reviews

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
Stay in the know!Get the latest updates on restaurants and more in Panama City.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 21 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
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
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
Nearby HotelsSee all 192 hotels in Chicago
Kimpton Hotel Allegro
830 reviews
.18 km away
Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown - The Loop
1,079 reviews
.37 km away
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North
2,233 reviews
.40 km away
The Westin Chicago River North
2,044 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pierogi Heaven
110 reviews
.12 km away
U.B. Dogs
58 reviews
.11 km away
Blackwood BBQ
40 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chicago River
1,219 reviews
.29 km away
Lyric Opera of Chicago
410 reviews
.45 km away
Goodman Theatre
384 reviews
.40 km away
Cadillac Palace Theatre
256 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monk's Pub staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 17:00
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing