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Franklin Tap

#1,261 of 8,120 Restaurants in Chicago
$$ - $$$American, ,
325 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606-7108
+1 312-212-3262
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
325 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606-7108
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A good range of beer but the paper list doesn't match the screens...Check this with server. Talking of which, one of the two servers really couldn't be bothered...she gave us a table and promised menus but then sat with her friends/locals and just chatted...we felt...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wandered out of Union Station, after a nightmare train ride. Found this place and open tables outside. I announced to the waitress that I was tired, hungry and thirsty. She got me both a beer and food menu and got a beer into my...More

Thank jimmycarl2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Chicago, but typically a little further north. As always when in a new area, looked at reviews on Trip Advisor hoping to find the best option for dinner but struggled to identify anything super appealing. We were staying at the W - City Center...More

Thank dewit14
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Nice stop for a Happy Hour get together. The seating was fairly spacious and our server Kate was very attentive. Franklin Tap has a very nice selection of local and not so local beers. Tried most of the Happy Hour foods and all are quite...More

Thank dallasskibum
Reviewed January 27, 2018

The space was crowded, but they spread out the high top tables well, so there was no shortage of places to stand or sit with a drink. The beer selection is interesting [but not expansive] with a few wheat beers and brown ales. The bar...More

Thank John S
CactusBarandGrill, Front Office Manager at Franklin Tap, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Hi John, Thanks so much for the review! We're glad that you had enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. -The team at Franklin Tap

Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Angela was amazing in helping us set up an after work event. She even called the morning of the event to reconfirm details, which was Great! Our server was attentive, kept everything straight, which was no small task! Tasty appetizers and nice assortment of craft...More

Thank Dana C
CactusBarandGrill, Front Office Manager at Franklin Tap, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

Thanks so much for the rave review! I was more than happy to assist you with your event and the staff will be thrilled to hear the positive feedback. Please don't hesitate to reach out for any future events!

Reviewed May 16, 2017

Found this bar after walking around Downtown Chicago, just close to Wills Tower and Union Station. There is a good selection of beers, both from the tap and the bottle, it also had a busy about the place, seating is inside and out. I chose...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We stopped here during the celebration for the Chicago Cubs World Series victory celebration. The service was attentive and the food and beer were great. Will definitely visit here on my next trip.

Thank Farrell A
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Easy walk from JW Marroitt on West Adams. The Coconut Shrimp Wrap was delicious. Great beer selections! Relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff.

Thank Rex K
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Went here on a Friday night to have dinner and a drink, as well as watch some of the Olympic coverage. The menu selections are pretty good and the beer selection is great. There are plenty of TVs so if you want to watch a...More

Thank pxalpha97
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $16
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606-7108
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-212-3262
  • E-mail
Located in the Financial District of Chicago's vibrant Loop, right by Willis Tower (or the Sears Tower, depending on who you’re talking to) is Franklin Tap, your neighborhood tavern and craft beer bar. Here, we specialize in providing our guests with great beer, great food, and great times. With a menu that offers made-to-order tavern favorites like burgers, Guinness stew, wraps, and salads as well as our 12 rotating taps and selection of 80 canned and bottled beers, we're the perfect location for any occasion downtown. We've already got a decade under our belts, so you can count on our team to make your next luncheon, birthday celebration, or happy hour as seamless and fun as possible.
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