The Drum and Monkey

Bars , Pubs Little Italy, UIC
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The Drum and Monkey
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The Drum and Monkey

This cozy, immaculately detailed Irish pub (formerly Four Corners) might be the last thing you’d expect on the spaghetti strip of Taylor Street, but soon it’ll be first on your “places to swig pints and shovel eats from across the pond” list. Just ask any of the UIC doctors who are regulars.

Venue name: The Drum and Monkey
Address: 1435 W Taylor St
Cross street: at Bishop St
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3am
Transport: El stop: Pink to Polk. Bus: 7, 9, 12.
Price: Average beer: $5
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Clayton Guse

The Drum and Monkey is by no means a classy bar. You're not going to find a tasty cocktail on the menu, but you will find $2 cans of Hamm's. There's an old, beat up shuffle board table in the back, along with a cozy little patio for smokers. If you're on Taylor Street and you're drinking to get drunk, this spot is a sure bet.