The Publican
  • 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.
    Certifications / Ratings
    • Green Restaurant Certification:
    • Michelin Rated:
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    Facility Amenities
    • Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert): $$$$ = $35 and up
    • Max Restaurant Capacity: 133
    • Private Dining Available:
    General Facility Details
    • Family-friendly:
    • 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
    • Valet Parking Available:
    Meal(s) Served
    • Brunch:
    • Dinner:
    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • American Express:
    • Discover:
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    • Visa:
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Buy-out Max Capacity: 155
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 130
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 175
    • Max Venue Capacity: 155
    • On-Site Catering: