The Publican | Chicago, Illinois
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The Publican
Excellent based on 32 ratings
Type: Restaurant

837 West Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois United States 60607 [ print map ]
312 733 9555 | twitter

Hours: M-Th 3:30p-11:30p; Fr-Sat 3:30p-12:30a; Su 5p-10p

Mayor: Luvystypotables (1) | Taps: 13 | Bottles: 80

The Publican

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Beer Available At The Publican (arranged by most recent)
4 Hands Divided Sky Rye IPA 94, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin) 98, Lindemans Jonge Lambik 64
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32 reviews for The Publican
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  79%
 Selection  74%
 Food  86%
 Value  54%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbondi  (41) Chicago, Illinois | August 10, 2011
Great vibe in cool airy setting. West Loop location in the meat packing district. Everyone from the host to the server to the bar tender was perfectly polished. Beer menu is not extensive, but well thought-out with excellent choices. Servers are required to have passed the Cicerone certified beer server exam. Servers were well versed in their beers and knowledgeable about the food as well...which was excellent. Beer was very reasonable. Food was somewhat expensive, but definitely worth it. Go here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables  (96) Virginia Beach, Virginia | October 14, 2015
Nice selection with some unique and interesting beer. Good food and good service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Stine  (198) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 7, 2015
Very brightly lit, extravagantly designed place with a distinctly high-society feel, and most everything else about this restaurant also reflects this. The unconventional bar is made up of dining-style seating that is low to the ground, while the bartender serves you from what feels like two steps above. Though this to me was very awkward and uncomfortable, the service was excellent. The beer selection is solid, and the prices are of course high. Given the meat-centric foundation of the place, it was fun to be surprised by the incredible creativity and quality of the vegetarian dishes here. That they cannot offer a comfortable bar experience for my preference is my only issue with this phenomenal restaurant.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | January 1, 2015
very pricy beer but a high quality list. food is also pricey. very busy and loud.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99  (519) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 4, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (362) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 9, 2014
Really great food goes along with a pretty darn nice draft list here. We really enjoyed our visit. Reservations are recommended. Prices arenít great, but I didnít think they were terrible either. Pretty much what I expected.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Lothore  (75) California | June 1, 2014
After waiting about 45 minutes in the lobby, I realized they had forgotten about me. Once I got seated at the bar, the service was tremendous. The bartender not only was helpful but gave me lots of tasters including a couple beers that werenít even on the tap list. The food was excellent and the building itself was beautiful. Large, solid wood chairs, hard wood tables, excellent aesthetic.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty  (226) Bourbon County, Minnesota | November 14, 2013
Hung out here with my boy Chino last night. The place was packed and it was Wednesday night. John Cusack was sitting 20 feet away from us, so that was cool. My buddy taking his picture with his flash on was lame, but we got a good laugh. Beer list was solid, but expensive. GI Gillian bottle for $65, really? Food was amazing.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque  (49) Illinois | August 30, 2013
Initially brought me the wrong beer and waiter disappeared. However, rest of waitstaff seemed to be working hard and had a cicerone there when I was there even though I didnít speak to her. Food was excellent and creative, although expensive. Seating was more cramped and crowded feeling than it looks in photos. High quality beer list but not much I hadnít had before. Some of the best beers of Europe, but again, if your a serious beer geek you probably wonít find anything new. They do offer their own lambic blend which I found interesting, although I did not try it (too pricey and not a huge lambic fan).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
dinkle50  (77) Chicago, Illinois | April 7, 2013
Popped in here for dinner on a Saturday night. Dinner was extremely good. The food here does not disappoint. Interesting dishes and excellent waitstaff. Lots of bottles with 10 or so draft selections. Iíll be back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman  (95) Texas | March 29, 2013
Really interesting place. Good waitstaff, though not fantastic. Excellent house blended lambic. Lots of bottles. All a little pricey, but overall, fantastic place.

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