Miller’s Pub

Restaurants, American Loop
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Photograph: Brendan Lekan Miller's Pub

Whether it’s lunchtime or late at night, this steak-and-a-beer standby captures a classic Chicago feel in a far more subtle manner than most. It could be the bartender with his slick vest and tie or the towering walls of signed photos from satisfied Chicago sports and entertainment celebs. But we like to think that classic-ness is mainly due to the straight-talking clientele who like their whiskey on the rocks and their ties loose.

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Venue name: Miller’s Pub
Contact:
Address: 134 S Wabash Ave
Chicago

Cross street: at Adams St
Opening hours: 11am–4am
Transport: El stop: Red to Monroe (Red), Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Madison, Blue to Monroe (Blue).
Price: Average beer: $5
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:0
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tastemaker

My reviews are mixed and they aren't even considering the food, because, well, I've only been here after 10pm for some post drinks cocktails. So let's give it points for it's history and longevity. Assuming that all the reviews are accurate, sounds like they offer a good menu so points for that too.

Now, for the cocktails. Every time I've been here, it's been nearly impossible to find a spot at the bar. The last visit, there were no less than 4 booths with reserved signs on them and yet it was after 10pm and highly unlikely that these tables were being saved for people looking for dinner. I take a star away because last time when I asked the server about the status of the reserved tables, I was told very rudely that some people want to eat. In my mind, I'm thinking and some people want a tip; which I would give you if I were allowed to sit at this table and an empty table equals zero tip. The cocktails seem pretty standard. A few beers on tap, full bar, but I don't recall ever being given a drink menu.

The bar is made up of a lot of hotel staying folks from around the corner so it's a mixed bag of locals and tourists/business travelers. Bartenders have been pretty attentive. Drink prices seem average. I would say it's a staple in Chicago and good for the area, but not sure it would hold it's status in many other areas of the city.

Tastemaker

Am I the only one who doesn't like this place? I've given it multiple chances and every time, I'm disappointed with the both the food quality and service (and I'm really easy to please). The decor reminds me of ironic trashiness - kind of like Butch McGuire's. Maybe stop by here for a drink but I wouldn't rate the food anything special. 

tastemaker

I am a big fan of Miller's Pub. I go every December to enjoy the holiday decorations & order two or three Tom & Jerry cocktails--highly addictive. You really can't go wrong with any of their winter warm-up drinks. I also have to sing the praises of the easily missed grilled ham & cheese sandwich--that thick-cut ham hits the spot. 


A Classic that everyone should go and eat, and have classic cocktails. LOVE Miller's