Monk's Pub

Monk's Pub

205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL
(312) 357-6665 serving: Loop, Central
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

Another hidden lunch spot for business folks in the loop--and a great place to grab a post-work drink.
by Peter Behle at Citysearch

The Scene
It's dark and wood-paneled, with a long bar and plenty of closely bunched tables and booths. Servers, many of whom have been here for a long while, are very friendly--even when faced with the lunch rush. A nice…
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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

Decent grub, better Happy Hour
By randallsclark at Citysearch

I've had a few experiences w/ Monk's and would highly recommend it as a good place to go after work for a few drinks w/ co-workers. Drinks are reas... 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

Best burger? Hardly.
By dianamunn at Citysearch

Stop at this place every now and then for lunch, and although the pub boasts the best burger in Chicago, it is far from it. Food in general is not ... Read More

Great After Work Pub
By carebear16 at Citysearch

Monk's is a great after work hang out. I have been here several times with co-workers and we have always had a good time. The service is good the... Read More