Honky Tonk BBQ

BBQ, Music Venue
$ $
1800 S Racine Ave (at W 18th St)
Chicago, IL 60608
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 3:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am



  • The ribs can be a bit dry, but the smoky pulled pork makes up for it, clocking in as one of the best around. Tender, juicy chicken comes in second, with puckery slaw and meaty beans solid runners-up.
  • Avoid the guy in big black glasses at the end of the bar. He just talks about soccer. Like, all the time!
  • Some of the finest BBQ in the city - great ribs, tips, hot links. The brisket is the strongest offering - be sure to ask for extra mustard sauce.
  • Come with an empty stomach and enjoy multiple sides. The garlic mashed potatoes and macaroni are amazing!
  • BYOB BBQ spot. Decent BBQ- nothing like Texas BBQ though. Everyone was super friendly and they have live music! Rib tips!
  • Amazing atmophere!! Live performances most night! Closed on Mondays though. :-)
  • Food was not good. I had the sampler and tried the ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausages, and cornbread. All of it was subpar. Many better BBQ places to check out in Chicago.
  • Sample platter can feed an army. Ribs are but dry, but sauces are amazing. The brisket is outstanding. The chili is best I've ever had. Just eat here. From staff to food, it's stellar.
  • Get the Sampler Platter - everything is worth trying
  • Great food, good atmosphere!
  • Must get the pulled pork, and mix all the sauces.
  • Check out Honky Tonk BBQ as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
  • Check out Honky Tonk BBQ as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
  • Pulled pork with 3 different sauce choices is divine.
  • The pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches are great. Don't forget to order some cornbread!
  • Brisket. And the very cool young adults that come dressed up like the 1920's on Sunday nights to dance to the great live music.
  • The perfect venue for music lovers with an appetite, Honky Tonk BBQ pairs live roots music with ribs, fried green tomatoes, and sweet potato pie.
  • Try the Q Sliders, you get to sample all the meets at a great price!
  • We love any place that, in addition to fall-off-the-bone meats and a killer live music lineup, serves a dish called the Girlfriend Salad.
  • Hot damn...this place is amazing! We play here so what more do you need? I'll tell you what..this!...they serve PBR with a huge-ass strip of bacon on top. KA-BOOOOM!!!! Country music. BBQ. Dun.

Nearby places

1807 S Allport St (at 18th St)
960 W 18th St (at Morgan)
1227 W 18th St (at S Allport St)