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Tuman's Tap & Grill

Bars, Pubs River West/West Town
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Photograph: Martha Williams Tumans

Once upon a time this was a hipster shithole known as the “Alcohol Abuse Center.” Now it’s just another neighborhood tap among Ukrainian Village’s low-rise condos, with a craft-beer list and a gastropubby menu. Eat at Tuman’s? We wouldn’t exactly go out of our way to do it, but the porchetta sandwich isn’t bad. At least, not when you’re as wasted as everyone else here.


Venue name: Tuman's Tap & Grill
Address: 2159 W Chicago Ave
Cross street: at Leavitt St
Opening hours: Mon 4pm–midnight; Tue–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri noon–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–midnight
Transport: Bus: 50, 66, 70.
Price: Average beer: $6
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While other Chicago "gastropubs" get all the hype, I can walk four blocks south to Tuman's and enjoy the sneaky good Tuman's bar food whenever I want. In terms of bang for your buck, it doesn't get much better than Tumans. They have a great elevated burger (carmelized shallots, gorganzola cheese), a killer shrimp po' boy, unexpectedly delicious grilled calamari, the best Cuban sandwich I've ever had not made by Cubans, and an impressive brunch. Really, anything you order here will be solid.

The beer selection is on point. They have plenty of rare local craft beer for the adventurous drinkers, as well as cheap Wisconsin beers for the hipsters. It's nice to come in here on the weekends with the DJs who spin a variety of different tunes at night. I particularly enjoy the hip-hop DJ who tends to stick to the '80s.

Not a dive, not a gastropub. The quintessential Chicago neighborhood bar.