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The Publican

Not Rated.
The PublicanThe Publican
BA SCORE
100
world-class

69 Ratings
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.88%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 46
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois, 60607-1318
United States
phone: (312) 733-9555

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thepublican2008

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: rhoadsrage on 11-26-2008)
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Reviews by WOTO97:
Photo of WOTO97
3.88/5  rDev -15.1%

First off, the quality of the food is very high. The focus is pork, oysters, and beer. The first two categories are well-represented. The food is designed to be shared at the table; no traditional entrees. The food, generally, is considerably more upscale traditional pub fare.

The beer list is okay. Without a doubt it contains some very great beers. Nonetheless, The Publican has made a point of advertising how much time they spend on integrating the food and beer menus, but, based on this, the beer menus definitely lacks any cohesiveness. Some of the rare beers that made an appearance on the list seemed to be there to be there and not for the purpose of complementing the food.

Still, if you are looking to spend a nice night out with friends and drop some money, you could do much worse than The Publican.

WOTO97, Mar 02, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of WoostaBia
5/5  rDev +9.4%

WoostaBia, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%

The Publican offers rustic food raised to a new level of elegance and it is perfectly matched for their marvelous beer selection. The beer list covers three columns over one side of a tabloid size sheet. The 12 tap draft list mixes interesting local and regional craft brews with some imported selections I have not seen on tap anywhere else. The bottled list includes top Chicago and American craft beers, a handful of selections from Germany, the UK, Sweden and France and then a column of Belgian selections. My only complaint - inside when the place is full it can get so loud you can barely talk to the person sitting next to you. The food and drink are great!

pat61, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Irishace9, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

birdsellam, Sep 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Keelin, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

JVan, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Beerpiggie, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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The Publican in Chicago, IL
100 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.