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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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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Beerpiggie, Aug 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

The motherland. Absolutely ridiculous food, absolutely everything made from scratch. They have a butcher shop across the street that dry ages beef, makes every type of charcuterie by hand, and bakes their own absolutely-top-quality bread. Organic, Fresh, Local everything. Great oysters, Great seafood, I could go on and on and on. If they ever have the duck hearts when you're there, GET THEM.

Beerwise, holy sh*t. They have everything from tiny belgian breweries to cantillon (basically all the time) to the best american craft. Every server has at least level 1 cicerone certification, and you can order a bunch of food then say "please pair these for me." Never ever been disappointed when I went here, ever. Worth at least a 2 hour drive.

Paul Kahan is very very very good at taking my money.

YogiBeer, Jul 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Keelin, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

The Publican seems to be housed in a warehouse district near downtown Chicago, but for all the authentically rustic character of the neighborhood, the place is a polished gem. The decor is expansive and distinct; a group seating arrangement of long banquet tables is given a modicum of indivual privacy by virtue of the very high backs on the chairs; this particular design element is stunning. Cocktail tables are placed in the center of the space and serve as the bar. Individual tables are cozily arranged in a novel box-seating array. Even the bathrooms are gorgeous. Aside from the design and decor, the beer list is phenomenal, if pricy. The house-made Lambic, "Lambic Doux," is ridiculously delicious; as was the bottle of 100% BA Coton me and Alex drank. The servers are quite knowledgeable. And the oysters were among the best I have ever had. I ate nearly two dozen, a la carte. I will daydream about the Publican until I can return.

ktrillionaire, May 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Irishace9, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

BDGarde312, Dec 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

cadaugherty, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

sbricker, Jun 06, 2014
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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, Wednesday at 07:45 PM
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The Publican in Chicago, IL
100 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.