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Miller's Pub

Not Rated.
Miller's PubMiller's Pub
very good

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: n/a
Taps: 19
Bottles: 57
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

134 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60603-5604
United States
phone: (312) 263-4988

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Open 7 days a week.
Bar: 10am - 4pm
Kitchen: 11am - 2am, except Sunday, which is 11am - 12am.
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 13
Photo of Taybeh
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

downtown can be a tough place if you're looking for good beer; this place is reliably okay, with an old-timey Chicago feel to it and a decent tap list (some widely distributed breweries, Firestone Walker, Stone, rotating Founders and 3 Floyds lines, as well as a few locals you're not likely to find outside of Chicago-land).

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3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of philbe311
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A - A festive very active down-town Chicago locale... Seems rich with history... A mixed crowd of tourists, locales, and office types...

Q - Solidly average in all respects... My largest complaint dealt with the fact that they rinsed every glass prior to serving leaving a slight bit of water in each glass for the pour whether from tap or bottle...

Ser - The service was hit of miss... I experienced a couple of different barkeeps during the week I was in town and they ranged the gambit from solid to indifferent... None seemed to be beer geeks, but this isn't necessarily a beer geek kind of place even the there is enough on the menu to interest most...

Sel - A solid tap selection and interesting array of bottles... While not overwhelming, there was enough to keep me interested and coming back... Being from the east coast my focus was on Half Acre, Revolution, FFF, and Boulevard offerings...

F - I had a leg of lamb sandwich which was terrific... A great value in and of itself for $10... Served like a french dip with cole slaw and fries...

V - A bit pricey, but given the downtown business district location, I guess things weren't too bad...

Overall this one is worth a visit if you're in the area, but isn't a place to be sought out...

Photo of elNopalero
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Don’t ask me how it happened but I ended up here around 2 a.m. on St. Patrick’s day. I think I was sparred the wildest of the day’s event. The bartender clearly had the “seen it, done it, ready to go home” look on his face. And yet… he was a class act all the way. I had a beer geek moment (downtown bar with craft beer on tap? Of course I’m going to ask what’s what!) and ended up with a fantastic pale ale based on his recommendations. Will I go back? Could Miller’s Pub become a regular haunt? Not likely, no, but if I’m ever staying downtown and uncertain where to visit for a brew I could certainly do far worse. Apparently it’s an institution too, been around forever.

Photo of wieserjd
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Wrapped our our weekend trip to Chicago here on a Saturday night. Arrived around 11 or so. Bar was pretty packed with folk but we managed to squeeze in and get served quickly. Decent selection of beers on tap, mostly micro, probably about 15 taps in all. Had a couple DT's which was a pleasant surprise to find in downtown chicago. Met some very nice people from around town and chatted with them for a couple hours. Left feeling somewhat tipsy but satisfied.

Bonus: the bar was located about 3 blocks from our hotel. Nice.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I was showing a friend from Spain and his mother around Downtown Chicago. Trying to kill some time and hoping to find a bar (decent or not), we stumbled upon this joint merely two blocks from their hotel.

I wasn't hoping for much when I saw the bright-but-faded sign and crowded, old-world interior with hundred-year-old hosts and bartenders. Maybe a Sam Adams if I get lucky. But guess what! There is serious beer here.

Some 15 taps with Stone Sublimely and Ruination, Half Acre Daisy Cutter, Goose Island Green Line, Lagunitas Little Sumpin and IPA, Metropolitan, Two Brothers... sweet!

Didn't try food (which appeared to be mostly classic pub grub), but the beers were fresh and fine.

I enjoyed the ambience, cozy and nice despite being crowded and cramped and filled with tourists and office workers. We found a corner by the window, drank our beers and had a good little time. There are not that many options for good beer (or beer at all!) around the Loop, so this was just a fortuitous and joyous find.

Photo of jmarsh123
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went here on a Saturday afternoon to beat the heat.

Looks like a hole in the wall from the outside, but is actually fairly nice inside. My girlfriend, friend and I were seated at a booth. The lighting was a little low and it had the atmosphere of a nicer steakhouse.

The tap list was fairly nice. About 8 beers on tap including some rarer finds around the midwest such as Clown Shoes with some good local options as well. I had a Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist and a Metropolitan Flywheel Lager.

We split a few things including an order of ribs. Everything we ate was excellent. The only food complaint is the bread was mediocre (although free). The prices were a bit higher than normal, but not outrageous.

Our server was one of the best I've ever had, including fancy restaurants. I wish I could remember his him to give him a call out.

Overall I was very pleased with this place and will go back if I'm ever around the Loop looking for a pub.

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