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Beacon Tavern

405 N. Wabash Ave. Send to Phone
A local's tavern within a tourist bastion.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Beacon Tavern, Chicago, IL

Beacon Tavern Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: Beacon Tavern feels like your local gastropub --- except in the heart of the touristy Mag Mile. Just a short walk from the Wrigley Building, find casual diners (couples, shoppers, professionals) gathering in the roomy booths and high-tops for elevated pub grub and craft cocktails. Vintage industrial flair pops in every corner. Think subway tiles, tin ceiling and chic light fixtures.

Likes: Charm and high-quality service within steps of the Mag Mile.
Dislikes: Not the easiest restaurant to find.

Food & Drinks: Flexible for all social needs --- the happy hour, the family gathering, date night --- Beacon Tavern boasts a menu for lunch, brunch and dinner. Classic American fare is its signature, right down to the darling dishware. Grandma might be proud of the relish tray, an assortment of Ritz crackers, pimento cheese and pickles. Oysters are made for sharing; make sure to pit East Coast against West when available (the East wins). Mains straddle sandwiches, salads and seafood (the coffee-chili rubbed Berkshire pork chop with collard greens and black-eyed peas is a cold weather must). Save room for the butterscotch pot de crème. A well-edited wine menu reflects global varietals.

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