Monk's Pub

Monk's Pub

205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL
(312) 357-6665 serving: Central, Loop
open:Monday To Thursday From 09:00 AM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 09:00 AM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 09:00 AM To 09:00 PM

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Mastercard Accepted, After Work, Taverns, Bars & Clubs, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, Bars & Pubs, Smoking Permitted, American Express Accepted, Debit Card Accepted,

The Low Down


When to Go: For the noon lunch rush, it gets packed--but the wait for a table never is still never more than a couple of minutes. And after 1pm or so, the place clears out, so you'll have plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

Look Good: Expect a multitude of choices--from a half-dozen cheeses on your burger to straight or curly fries.

Know Before You Go: Be forewarned: If you ask for medium-rare, you're burger will be quite pink in the middle.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Monk's Pub is good.
By Christine T at Insider Pages

I have been to Monk's many times after work. I love ordering a nice cold beer with friends and munching on free nuts all night. I have always had... Read More

Watch out for the peanut shells!
By Dea S at Insider Pages

I look this pub! The food is great, the drinks are smooth, the waitresses aren't rude and the peanuts are fresh. Great place to hang out after work... Read More

Monk’s Pub has great burgers and empty peanut shells
By Chicago C. at Judy's Book

Monk’s Pub is a busy lunchtime and after-work joint in the Loop. The peanuts and empty peanut shells are everywhere, which seems like an inexp... Read More

Monks has fantastic burgers!
By Laura H. at Judy's Book

Monks Pub is somewhat hidden away on Lake Street and Wells. Unless you're really looking for it, you may pass it up.Their burger menu is extensive... Read More

Monk's Pub--great dive bar downtown
By Amy G. at Judy's Book

Monk's is usually packed at lunch time with office workers and lawyers in search of Chicago's best hamburger, served all different ways. After wor... Read More