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Beacon Tap

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1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1515
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Never going back. We stopped for burgers and a few beers. The selection of beer was pretty basic so we were disappointed. The 1970s paneling was pretty groovy if it was the 70s but it was 2015. And last but not least it was dirty.

Thank REBECCAMountProspect
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Local place serving pizza and bar food. Daily specials on food and drinks. Excellent value and tjhe Pizza if great

Thank Terry L
Des Plaines, Illinois
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Beacon is a neighborhood place that has seen better days. Its old and worn out, not necessarily the cleanest. Sitting at the bar, the service was alright and nothing special. Maybe since I am not a regular, the servers were not too friendly. Big parking lot with great parking. Has a good sized beer garden, although I have never used... More 

Thank Kaisereds
Tampa, Florida
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Went in to catch a game this weekend between a wedding and reception. Good service, great prices. We had drinks and some apps. Sound wasn't on for the games, but would definitely go back. It is a locals place. Large beer garden for good weather times.

Thank bamajeremy
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here hoping to see a football game after a flight for business. Seemed dark and dirty. Food was good, but atmosphere did not feel safe or welcoming.

Thank Avidreader22
Fox Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We came here for lunch a couple times and dinner at least once it was a great place with great food and friendly staff.

Thank Penny1729
Chicago, Illinois
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1,697 reviews
1,330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We stopped for lunch and when we entered, we found the usual large bar surrounded by a fair amount of tables. In the bar area, there are plenty of TVs, though it seems that the side rooms don't have near as many. There is also ample parking. Our server, Michelle W., appeared quickly and once we placed our order, we... More 

Thank Allen21096
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stayed at a Best Western hotel just down the road for a night at the front of our one week vacation and also at the back end. We walked to the Beacon Tap and found a Wednesday special on mini pictures of beer for $2. What a deal! So we also ate there. I had a burrito and my... More 

Thank Packman46
New Orleans
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A neighborhood bar with great daily drink specials and a really good burger. The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is old school. Kind of like the bar you had to pull your fun uncle out of when you were a kid.

Thank Robert O
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went there dinner one evening with hamburgers in mind ,,, wellll that didnt last long after seeing the ribs ... They were FANTASTIC...... I was only going to order a half slab but opt to get a full slab... so HAPPY i did that .. i Highly recommed the ribs ...

Thank barbz3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-296-2335

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?