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Jefferson Tap

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West Loop
Bar, Pub, American
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325 N Jefferson, Chicago, IL 60661
+1 312-648-0100
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 02:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 04:00
Sat 11:00 - 05:00
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Central, Illinois
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125 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love neighborhood joints and Jefferson Tap delivers! Tasty food, generous pours, and loads of TV's to watch make for a fun experience. Best chilaquiles I've had, too. My kids totally devoured the pulled pork sammies and nachos - and my michelada was excellent. We'd return in a heartbeat

Thank Davooda
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

There's not really much to like about this place that turns out industrial tasting food with indifferent service. As a sports bar, it's ok. As a bar or a restaurant there are many other place in the neighborhood that do it better, including New Line Tavern, which is right down the street.

Thank Corey N
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Only regulars get served, drinks are a rip off, staff acts surly to you regardless of how nice you are. Bathrooms are feces laden by 11pm and overflowing (at least men's room when I was - no lock on door but only one toilet).

4 Thank Allthingstoallmen
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Make bartender "Jackie" spent the entire time flirting with some floozies he A-should not have been serving and B-were way out of his league. Nobody at the bar but impossible to get a drink. When we asked Jackie if the girls needed an uber home her told us to "mind our business".... Bathroom was gross

4 Thank Allthingstoallmen
Lincoln, Nebraska
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stopped in for a pre-wedding get together around 7:00pm. Our group was upstairs and it was closed off to non-wedding guests. The service was very average, we had to go up to the bar several times to ask for drinks, menus, and napkins even though there was a waitress and our party was not large (25 people total). Ordered... More 

Thank Nebraska1450
Springfield, Illinois
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Off the beaten path, Jefferson Tap has great service (especially at the tables), good food, wifi (ask for the password), and plenty of TVs. And solid specials. And a sidewalk setup! There's really no reason why you should't go here and go often.

Thank Joseph B
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Had lunch here 2 weeks ago. Couldn't decide between the Ruben and the Steak Taco Salad. Taco Salad won out and what a great choice. Server was not the best and it was after the lunch rush. Plan to dine here again.

Thank chill993
Marietta, Georgia, United States
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Jeff Tap is a nice little neighborhood pub on the West Bank of the river. Always consistent and good selection on the menu. Soups are great and quesadillas are excellent. Nice brew selection of one imbibes.

Thank Chris H
Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

This place is right around the corner and is always a great place to grab lunch or dinner. The food is always good and the crowd is always fun.

Thank Demonsden
Wheaton, Illinois
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Hidden gem on Jefferson Street. Great tavern atmosphere, wonderful service and great food. Not a 4 star dining experience, yet, they do a very nice job with their menu and selections. Great place to meet before a Blackhawks or Bulls game, then drive over to the UC in one car! Very Nice!

Thank Hapuna1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 N Jefferson, Chicago, IL 60661
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-648-0100

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

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West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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