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The Publican

  • Dine-in
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Patio

Chicago Restaurant Week

March 19 - April 4

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • $25 Brunch
  • $55 Dinner


837 W. Fulton Market, Chicago IL 60607

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The Publican is a beer-focused restaurant that serves an eclectic menu of farmhouse inspired fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall. The Publican is available for private luncheons Monday through Friday. Our private lunch menu can be customized to fit your party’s needs, and begin at $50 per person.

Publican Quality Meats, located across the street from The Publican, operates as a butcher shop and cafe by day, and The Publican’s private event space by night. We can accommodate a seated dinner for up to 38 guests and reception style events for up to 55 guests. Cooking classes, butchering classes and intimate dinners can be hosted at our chef’s table located in the heart of our kitchen for up to 12 guests.

The Publican is also available for corporate buyouts and weddings! The Publican can accommodate up to 130 for a seated meal or 155 for a reception style event. A full restaurant buyout includes exclusive access to the entire restaurant and a customized menu for you and your guests. Additionally, The Publican and sister restaurant Publican Quality Meats both offer full-service, off-site catering for corporate events, lunches, weddings and gatherings of any size.

For more information on private events at The Publican and Publican Quality Meats, including pricing and availability, please contact Kirsten Trelenberg, our Private Events Manager, at or 312.496.0012. For more information on our catering offerings, please contact our Catering Manager, Polly Ho, at or 312.515.7976.

Health and Safety

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Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced




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Valet Parking Available

Food On-site Restaurant

Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 3:30pm-10:30pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm; 3:30pm-11:30pm; Sunday: 10am-2pm(brunch): 5-10pm


Buy-out Max Capacity 155

On-Site Catering

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 175

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 130

Max Venue Capacity 155

Max Restaurant Capacity 133

Private Dining Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert) $$$$ = $35 and up

Michelin Rated

Green Restaurant Certification

Zagat Rated

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