Monk’s Pub is a unique bar located in the loop (near the Lake and Wells intersection), which is not always an easy thing to find. It is conveniently located because it’s close to the Clark/Lake el stop which connects blue, brown, pink, green, orange and purple lines making it a great lunch and happy hour location for the local business person.
Monk’s has a cool atmosphere inside including bookshelves filled with rare finds, unique chandeliers and decorations. One thing I like about Monk’s is that they give you a basket of peanuts for your table, so you will typically find a lot of peanut shells on the floor. Monk’s has a great selection of tap and bottled beers on their menu, along with hearty food options. I particularly enjoy the buffalo chicken wrap and tater tots.
Monk’s used to be a regular happy hour spot for me and some of my coworkers and I still try to get over there as often as possible. If you’re in the loop, give it a try.