Monk's Pub

Pub, Burgers
$ $
205 W Lake St (at Wells St)
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 357-6665
9:00am - 12:00am
9:00am - 12:00am
9:00am - 12:00am
9:00am - 1:00am
9:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 5:00pm

Peanut shells strewn across the floor guarantee this is not the place to meet a date. But that’s OK; the after-work set that packs the tables is only looking for a lively scene with good burgers and brews, and Monk’s has those in spades.



  • No ranch. Boo. But you can throw the peanut shells on the ground.
  • This is the best beer joint in the loop, maybe the best bar perion.
  • Great food! Awesome pub atmosphere. I can't wait to come back and try more of their huge draught beer selection.
  • Not only do they have an amazing selection of beer but they also have a library!
  • Free peanuts FTW!!
  • Their blackened chicken sandwich with pepper jack is awesome. I'm not nuts about the burgers, but their chili is also excellent here. Give it a try. One of my favorite after work spots in Chicago
  • Service sucked, food was average, and they flat out refused to serve chips and salsa until after 3PM. How hard is it to put chips in a bowl and charge me? I'll never be back.
  • stellar selection of Belgians and knowledgeable staff
  • Amazing lunch spot. Burgers are all fantastic. Pop on over on a Friday and have a beer from the extensive menu with your meal. Great food great service and an Irish pub atmosphere.
  • If you're here, it's because you heard the food is great (particularly the burgers). You heard right. I've never had a meal at Monk's I didn't like. Pretty good beer menu too. Nice Friday lunch spot.
  • Very loud & busy during the Friday lunch rush, but great food at decent prices and like the vegetarian options :D
  • Sat for 15 minutes before finally leaving. Didn't spend any money there. Terrible service!!!!!!
  • More beer selection than you'd think! Lagers, belgians etc...
  • Mediterranean burger is awesome. Tater tots for sure.
  • They don't put prices on the menu. The manager says she will inform you if you buy a super expensive beer. She lies. Buyer beware!
  • The curly fries are bomb!
  • nachos are the bomb
  • dont get the chips and salsa.... stale... like cardboard...
  • Service with a smile. Also quite the tasty cajun burger and you can't go wrong with the curly fries. Next time bring all your friends for a great happy hour good time.
  • The Fish & Chips are good!