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Butch Mc Guires Tavern

#457 of 7,938 Restaurants in Chicago}
€€ - €€€American, Irish,
20 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60610
+1 312-787-4318
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
20 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60610
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a drink or two here in 1981 but had not been back so I was looking forward to it. My waitress' name was Crystal and she was friendly and helpful with my odd questions and trouble between several likely burgers. She looked a...More

Thank hippoguy
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Decent selection available. Great atmosphere even though we were there to eat and not really drink. Lots of locals so that was a good sign. Large portions.

Thank Time4Pizza
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very lively bar full of fun people great decor and the best Jameson the food is delicious It's a great place to go for st pats day

Thank redlips24065
Reviewed 23 March 2017

What can be wrong with Guinness, Jameson and good pub food all in the same location. Not a dang thing. Always good service with the bartenders still wearing traditional shirts with ties. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Go here and have a pour of Guinness and...More

Thank BrianEH32766
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Four of us spent several hours in this pub as we were in Chicago on an all girls' trip. What a great place. Decorations were phenomenol. The atmosphere was so festive. The staff was amazing. So efficient, friendly, polite and never lost their cool among...More

Thank FloridaRetiredProf
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I had a great time at Butch's on St. Patty's Day. Extremely crowded but the manager was very helpful in finding us a table. He put us in a booth with another couple and we ended up staying for hours talking with...More

Thank blakflag21361
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The reputation of Butch McGuire's Tavern preceded it. Long before my wife and I moved into the Gold Coast neighborhood, we had heard about Butch's. For years, we walked past the location at 20 West Division Street on the Rush/Division bar corridor while shopping at...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Butch McGuire's Tavern is the place your parents first met and had a one-night-stand. This tavern has been open for more than 55 years and is very well known locally. It was featured as "Molly McGuire's" in the 80s movie "About Last Night". The founder,...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It's hard to believe that a tavern would be a great place for kids, but during the Christmas season, Butch McGuire's Tavern decorates the interior, like few other places. I don't know how long it takes for them to decorate it, but when you walk...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Full bar and great environment with all the Christmas lights in place and the train running around the bar. Good selection of beer and great food make it a great place to be!

Thank Patricio R
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-4318
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Butch's is family owned and operated since 1961. We serve food late and are open even later: 4am every night except Saturdays when we are open til 5am. We have awesome excessive decorations for Christmas and St Pat's, but a manage to stay a great neighborhood bar as well.
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