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Honky Tonk BBQ

Chicago, Illinois

(1033)
Honky Tonk BBQ logo
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Honky Tonk BBQ

Chicago, Illinois

(1033)

Reviews (1033)

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J
30 December 2019

good, reasonably priced bbq

B
30 December 2019

Food was great, especially the platter for 2. Great customer service. The decor was random. I personally would personally suggest removing the art and painting the top half a diff color and would give a fresh look. Still Five star, no complaints. We drove from Champaign and although I wasn't feeling well and didn't eat much I would recommend. More...

S
27 December 2019

This restaurant is very cozy and has great ambience. Tonight the restaurant has terrific Brazilian music with Brazilian superstar Dill Costa, lifting everyone’s holiday spirit multiple notches up! The music beat grabs you and makes you dance and jump and twirl. Samba beat is so uplifting!The food has many choices and the salads are elaborate, tasty, and healthy! Great place to dance the night away! More...

A
26 December 2019

The food is always well prepared and flavorful, employees gives fantastic service. I liked how neat it is and mood. Worth a try.

C
23 December 2019

Pretty decent barbecue at fair prices. Drink menu is a little underwhelming. This place is LOUD from all the hard surfaces. .. it’s better to come hear to listen to live music than to have a dinner conversation. More...

I
23 December 2019

Amazing staffGreat atmosphere Out of this world BBQ

T
16 December 2019

This place really good food and good music on the weekends

F
16 December 2019

This place is great. The bacon candy and you can get bottled filberts.

R
16 December 2019

First time ordering- new in the Neighborhood. I was pretty impressed with the amount of food we got for the inexpensive price we paid- we did the sampler platter so we could try everything- fed 2 people just fine- food was cooked well and tasted great- they forgot to include our soda in our pick up order and I did t realize it until I was home already- no biggie I thought. Mistakes happen but I was surprised to see a refund this am for it without me having to call or notify them. So thank you for the awesomeCustomer service! More...

J
9 December 2019

The place is almost like a wild west saloon. Dim lighting, with red string lights throughout the "saloon" also makes you forget that you're in the middle of a major city and instead reminds you of being inside a country bar. (Almost like Red Dead Redemption). The place is family owned, and they work closely with local businesses for their products (Ex. The sodas/some beers are locally made.) The meats. I ordered the deluxe personal platter which comes with a hot link, side, corn bread, and either brisket or pulled pork. The food itself is melt in your mouth and delicious. The BBQ sauces they serve alongside rather than on top of the meat, is also very good. The only thing that I can suggest is the amount of food. For the food being so delicious, I wish there was more served on the platter. More...

B
9 December 2019

Most delicious food ever. If you like country style bbq, there is no place better. I cant wait to eat their food again.

A
30 November 2019

Awesome BBQ and great staff.

A
30 November 2019

Those rib tips SOME OF THE BEST DAMN BBQ A PERSON COULD ASK TENDER FALLING OFF THE BONE SMOKE FLAVOR VARIETY OF SAUCES BU TASTES GREAT WITHOUT.

L
26 November 2019

the service was very good pretty decent food

J
25 November 2019

Food is excellent

F
24 November 2019

Bartender "First Class"... amazing ambience!!! Fooddddd smell delicious, i went for the live music and drinks... but I shall come back for those ribsss,I almost stole one from the guy sitting next to me...

V
24 November 2019

its always a good time, the food is delicious and always

L
23 November 2019

Das BBQ ist dort sehr lecker

S
21 November 2019

Love it

L
21 November 2019

Very delicious BBQ, great whiskey drinks. But the western decor and live music is what gives this place its charm.

F
21 November 2019

We had a fantastic experience at this spot. We enjoyed the fantastic environment and the food. The staff members were super affable. I am happy we ultimately managed to eat here. More...

J
14 November 2019

Excellent service

J
14 November 2019

Great food, great scenery.

G
10 November 2019

A favorite of ours for years for great bbq, music and atmosphere

H
7 November 2019

Wings are to die for

M
7 November 2019

Great food, excellent service and friendly bartender.

D
31 October 2019

PayPal. Food, good music and on Sunday nights it's extra special

J
28 October 2019

Intimate and nostalgic bar! Live Jazz (1920-1930's era) every Sunday evening. What a treat. Yummy food. We just had cocktails, a desert and enticing macaroni & cheese. Next time we will come hungry for some BBQ. More...

M
28 October 2019

Prices are ok, but food quality could be improved. The atmosphere is brought from '80s, but it's nice.

B
28 October 2019

Ribs are sooo good. Fried green tomatoes too. Wish i was in their delivery area.

M
28 October 2019

Holy $h!t was the music here good. Bailey Dee and the Late Night Bait were fabulous. Vibe was very cool, and you can't lose having no cover to watch great music. Neighborhood is cool, too.

J
28 October 2019

Este lugar no es para turistas, es un bar típico de chicago, las ribs lo mejor y en la noche tocan jazz en vivo debes de ir aquí cuando visites Chicago, muy recomendable.

R
28 October 2019

Finest food, very friendly staff, consistently excellent character. They charge fair pricing and the food quality is great. Keep it up.

M
28 October 2019

We had an amazing time getting some awesome food.

J
24 October 2019

Great live music, super awesome staff, affordable and delicioso !!!

S
20 October 2019

The service was great, skip the corn muffins and beef ribs, everything else was good.

J
20 October 2019

Great music. Fair BBQ. Good selection of beer and cocktails.

B
2 October 2019

been there once. will always go back! great staff and atmosphere.

L
29 September 2019

Food and atmosphere was great! Had a great time enjoying drinks with family and the music was awesome!

L
28 September 2019

Go on the weekend (friday-sunday) for the awesome live jazz band. The BBQ is to die for. Flavorful, moist, and a variety of BBQs to add.

J
28 September 2019

great food, great service. I will b back for more.

A
27 September 2019

Great atmosphere and delicious bbq

C
27 September 2019

The bq was great. I loved the mac n cheese and the bq pork!

M
24 September 2019

Food is good and well serve , artisanal beer is great ,nice placeto hang out with friends .

B
23 September 2019

Amazing food and atmosphere, a must must see in Chicago

A
23 September 2019

Rib tips!!

S
22 September 2019

Vinimos desde España y nos llevaron a un concierto fue fantástico , la comida rica y bien de precio.

R
15 September 2019

Great place good food

A
15 September 2019

The best St. Louis ribs I've ever had. The music is amazing as well.

J
8 September 2019

Food was just wonderful, however the cleanliness of the bathroom left a bit to be desired.

T
8 September 2019

Food was OK, meat was a little dry but overall a good experience.

C
8 September 2019

Jumbo wings on point...The Viking Beef Short Rib is ridiculously..like a caveman meal...delicious..various sauces for you to choose from. Heather my bartender was personable..and has a great knowledge of cocktails...Pilsen has a gem in this place..Metered street parking...plentiful. More...

E
8 September 2019

Small menu but what they do is good

J
4 September 2019

Great bbq! Great music! Great drinks! Great people!

W
1 September 2019

Stopped here on the way to the Outter Banks. Absolutely great BBQ. Had the ribs and my wife had pulled pork. The sides complimented the dinner; collard greens, fried okra, sweet potato tots, and onion rings. All perfectly cooked and delicious. The service was excellent and Priced so you can bring the whole family! Highly recommended and we hope to stop on our return trip from OBX. More...

R
25 August 2019

Awesome barbeque and solid drinks. Staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Would definitely be back!

D
25 August 2019

Great food and great jams!

G
24 August 2019

the wings were the best and worth the drive. I loved the Girlfriend salad. great service

R
23 August 2019

Delicious ribs

D
23 August 2019

Great atmosphere and Salsa Del Norte was amazing!

L
23 August 2019

Great place for a large group! Live music tops the meal. Candy Bacon to start- nothing better in this world. Great selection of BBQ - we ordered family style and shared- nothing left. All great flavors& range of sauces to meet everyone’s tastebuds. Cozy atmosphere and then live music to complete the evening. More...

R
23 August 2019

Delicious wings! Amazing BBQ and friendly customer service!

J
9 August 2019

Great food, fun place, attentive servers, interesting music, good prices.

M
9 August 2019

Amazing, música en directo y genial comida. Todo un descubrimiento

D
9 August 2019

Friendly service, strong drinks, and great BBQ.

J
9 August 2019

Great food, awesome waitstaff...Live music just about every night

L
3 August 2019

The BBQ is delicious. We had dinner and were entertained with live music. Great dinner night.

J
23 July 2019

Best ribs ever! We loved them so much that we shared another half rack. We would definitely recommend.

C
23 July 2019

Yummmmmm

K
23 July 2019

Best candy bacon and the Viking food

C
16 July 2019

Good food, good drinks, not too expensive, live music that is amazing!!

M
14 July 2019

Very,very, very good brisket! So tender and juicy. Baby Back ribs are not fall off the bone but still very good. Rib tips are very generous with meat! The mustard sauce is very good with the brisket and the sweet sauce is great on the ribs. Everyday kind of place. Happy staff. More...

B
9 July 2019

Great Q!

J
9 July 2019

Cool place, good food and drinks, great bartender

M
9 July 2019

My family loved the ribs, and I enjoyed the hot links a lot. But gotta say the mac n' cheese was a big disappointment. Maybe it was an off night but it seemed under cooked, like the cheese hadn't completely melted and mixec with the milk. Honestly Kraft would have been better. The hot links were so good I will probably try Honky Tonk BBQ again. More...

C
9 July 2019

Very cool ol' timey feel!

Y
2 July 2019

Amazing bbq everytime

J
2 July 2019

1930s music and dancing.

K
2 July 2019

Great music. Great food.

J
30 June 2019

Good BBQ

E
30 June 2019

Great brisket and peach cobbler and service

A
30 June 2019

bbq, yeah, so great. It was so tasty. This place has a good atmosphere. I see why this place has so many good reviews.

B
30 June 2019

Really good bbq. Some of the best flavor in the city

D
30 June 2019

Outrageous wings and rib tips. Empanadas were just ok.

A
30 June 2019

Good jazz band

D
30 June 2019

Pulled pork sandwich is everything!! Very delicious especially the sweet BBQ sauce.

M
30 June 2019

Love it!!

J
30 June 2019

I really enjoyed our Friday night here a few weeks ago. Mac n cheese excellent, my ribs were perfect. Live band was playing, unexpected, but not too loud to enjoy our dinner.

M
30 June 2019

Pulled pork sandwich is everything!! Very delicious especially the sweet BBQ sauce. I work 3rd shift @ one of the local hospitals so it’s great for lunch only problem is parking I received two tickets picking up my food.

C
30 June 2019

The best BBQ in Pilsen and quite possibly on the south side. Tried both the pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. However the thing that really took it home were the wings. Will definitely keep coming back.

P
30 June 2019

Cool spot with good BBQ. Candied bacon is a must order.

A
30 June 2019

Food was fantastic! The 3 BBQ sauces were some of the best ever - individually and combined!Service could've been a bit more attentive.

M
30 June 2019

Portions small but good.

N
23 June 2019

Great live music! Cool vibe.

R
15 June 2019

great place to unwind, thank you.

P
2 June 2019

Htbbq is one of the best food music venues in Chicago

A
30 May 2019

Best brisket in Pilsen

A
30 May 2019

Honestly some of the best BBQ we've ever had, even bypassing what we've had in the south, Memphis, etc. Huge portions, too!

C
30 May 2019

Great food, great atmosphere, and GREAT service.

J
30 May 2019

Awesome food, service and ambience. Will return

T
30 May 2019

Great music, Los Gallos band, Great food

K
30 May 2019

Came here for a breaking bad trivia night ended up with some of the juiciest ribs I've had quite a while! The Mac n cheese is also fire! Oh yeah go at night cause the lights and trees outside are just amazing! I'm to stoned to keep writing anymore... now I want more ribs fml More...

D
30 May 2019

Brisket was excellent, super juicy and tender, St Louis ribs were awesome, we were expecting to be satisfied and we definitely were. Also great service and friendly staff. More...

J
30 May 2019

Bartender made wrong drink but was gracious

D
30 May 2019

Rib tips are good, I would do medium well

C
30 May 2019

Good bbq

S
30 May 2019

Big brass and bold BBQ keeps me coming back year after year. Thanks Tonk! You're a Pilsen institution

J
30 May 2019

Amazing food

D
30 May 2019

The food was delicious, definitely the spot for BBQ, also good selection of vegetarian options. The waiter was very helpful and nice. The had a live band in Friday night though most people were sitting and enjoying dinner. The prices were reasonably good. Would recommend to anyone looking for pulled pork to stop if you are on this side of town. More...

F
30 May 2019

Waar voor zijn geld. Gewoon lekkere spareribs en verder no nonsense. Vriendelijke bediening. Eten snel gebracht. Ik zou er niet voor omrijden, maar ben je er, dan is het prima eten.

S
30 May 2019

My favorite BBQ in Chicago (for now)

R
30 May 2019

Love the music

J
27 May 2019

good times. food was delish. service was amazing. live entertainment wow

V
26 May 2019

THEE B.E.S.T BBQ in Chicago..period I Jerry wanna cry after I eat there because I have to eat regular food

E
22 May 2019

bbq and the atmosphere at this place is excellent. Very delicious. Atmosphere is like a restaurant in Fort Worth I loved.

K
12 May 2019

Food was delicious and staff/owner were so friendly and accommodating. Would definitely go back.

J
5 May 2019

The food si very good the music is nice

M
30 April 2019

Rib tips put me in a food coma!

J
30 April 2019

Service was good! Atmosphere was chill. Rib tips, chicken wings, and Girlfriend salad was good (not sure the size justified the price of the salad though) Mac and Cheese was NOT good, (verified by 3 different people in the party)! ! I also wouldn't recommend the hot links, they just had an odd slightly odd flavor. Otherwise the winds and rib tops were worth the trip!! More...

M
30 April 2019

Good local BBQ. Not best in city, but if u want a local choice, it's some good stuff. Plus entertainment (especially Sunday) is always a great, fun option

M
30 April 2019

Good bbq, they just run out of rib tips early in the day

J
30 April 2019

Live music

V
30 April 2019

Very good food. Love the portabella mushrooms.

R
30 April 2019

Great bbq sauce and the flavors are especial.

J
30 April 2019

Some of the best bbq I have had in a long time.

M
30 April 2019

My go-to! Love this place. Delicious food and friendly staff. Please get their smoked chicken wings and peach cobbler! You won’t regret!

J
30 April 2019

When I go there it's mainly to see live bands such as TGA, but there is more to this venue besides great music. They also have excellent house drinks and delicious appetizers. The staff is very accommodating whether you have a small or large party. More...

I
30 April 2019

The BBQ here is amazing and the ambiance is great too. Low lighting and great smells here. The parking situation around here is pretty iffy though. As far as I know, there is only street parking, which generally seems like it has no spots. Gotta try the bacon candy and the ribs, expect $15+ More...

N
30 April 2019

If you're looking for an experience that is 100% satisfying, then go to Honky Tonk BBQ. When you get there, do yourself a favor and get the sampler platter - it has a little bit of everything! Garlic mashed potatoes are to die for.The desserts are amazing too.This will easily become your favorite BBQ place in the city. More...

A
30 April 2019

We ordered the $33 sample platter and it was delicious, but not hot. Nice service.

O
30 April 2019

Who would have thought a BBQ place would have the best wings in the city. Love the live music performances and always a good stop for a bite or drink

K
30 April 2019

Me and my boyfriend went here for the first time and ordered the the baby back ribs. This place has delicious smoked ribs that are a 10 out of 10. The music is great and also the garlic bread is good and goes well with the ribs. The lighting is low for a chill vibe and the ambience is nice. If you like smoked ribs that aren’t smothered in sauce then this is the spot for you. More...

J
30 April 2019

Bacon candy. Thats all I have to say

C
28 April 2019

Memphis In May International Barbecue winner for pulled pork. Don’t miss out on the greens.

D
21 April 2019

The BEST banana pudding!!!

K
20 April 2019

Great music and great bbq

J
13 April 2019

Live music is excellent here.

M
1 April 2019

Went to Honky Tonk BBQ on the recommendation of a colleague. It's a funky and yet rustic spot with friendly staff and really good food. My friend had the beef brisket sandwich with garlic mashed potatoes. I had the pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw. The sauces were terrific, I especially liked the tangy one. And the sweet and spicy pickles added a great crunch and flavor to my already yummy sandwich. We'll be back! More...

E
30 March 2019

Great mainstay for barbecue -- prices very reasonable; recommend the sampler

Z
30 March 2019

Great food, fun environment

J
30 March 2019

Great Place, Grub, Music, & Good Times!See all there 4th Saturday of Every Month. 10:30pm Chicago Blues Pilsen Style!

M
30 March 2019

Good barbecue with nice staff

A
30 March 2019

I go at least once a month. The tips are great!!!! Be sure to call ahead because they do run out of items from time to time or close for private events.

J
30 March 2019

Great place to have a drink and some BBQ.

C
30 March 2019

Great BBQ...was in town for business and this place delivered with some great BBQ

L
30 March 2019

Great bbq & desserts

G
30 March 2019

Fantastic atmosphere that combined southern food and jazz. Everyone you bump into is friendly and interesting. The pony is my favorite drink special on Tuesday if you can handle Merlot!

S
30 March 2019

Absolutely delicious I hadn't been there in a while so glad I did highly recommend

M
30 March 2019

Novel homage to southern style food. Cozy and delicious

K
30 March 2019

Good food and music. I enjoyed the overall atmosphere.

D
30 March 2019

Never can go wrong with Honky Tonk. My favorite is the candied bacon strip atop the beer. I absolutley love coming on Wednesdays and Sundays when the big fat babies perform! They take you back to the 20's. Food is amazing! More...

C
30 March 2019

Great food and live music.

E
30 March 2019

So so so sos so sos sosooooo good.

A
29 March 2019

Great Bacon Candy and Fried Green Tomatoes, great service

D
25 March 2019

Some AMAZING BBQ with Dixieland Jazz every Sunday!

L
24 March 2019

The food, atmosphere, service, the whole thing was awesome! Had the platter, brisket, with the portabllo mushrooms, and a pretzel bun. Brisket was perfect! Looked and tasted amazing! Cool, bar atmosphere with insane food. I don’t live anywhere near here but will be back for sure! More...

A
18 March 2019

Excelente comida y música

N
12 March 2019

Great place with fantastic live music always!

D
28 February 2019

Great food and drink!

M
28 February 2019

Very good BAR-BQ!

M
28 February 2019

Great BB Q chicken. Prompt service

M
28 February 2019

Best Real BBQ in town

J
28 February 2019

The food is awesome and the staff are very polite.

A
28 February 2019

Good cladsic bbq fare, great atmosphere and music, upbeat people. Always a good time

I
26 February 2019

Insane food. The wings alone could make a grown man cry.

M
15 February 2019

all, good food , music and good atmosphere.

N
30 January 2019

Love this place

S
30 January 2019

Excellent brisket and good atmosphere. They had live free music when we were there which is always a bonus!

S
30 January 2019

Great food paired with amazing music. The night I went it was old 20s songs and it filled my heart with joy I hadn't known I had been missing.

D
30 January 2019

Great food and entertainment. Opens at 4 so dinner is everything.

B
30 January 2019

Friendly service on a Friday night. Live music with no cover. BBQ and drinks came out quickly. Legit greens and cornbread. Hot link was tasty. Brisket was above average but nothing worth standing in line for. Very good by Chicago standards. I will be back for sure. More...

T
30 January 2019

A MUST have!!! If you love nostalgic decor and live music GET HERE NOW!!! The candied bacon and draft beer combo is Gods gift to man I promise. The rib tips were on point!!!!

A
30 January 2019

By far the best bbq I have ever had. Great beef ribs. Excellent Mac and cheese. The best comfort food in Chicago

E
30 January 2019

Excellent food, hot links and brisket in particular. Only issue food wise was the ice cream was freezer burned. Server was friendly and timely. Would've been a five rating if not for the dilapidated look of the restaurant (laminate floor worn through, uneven floors, signs of disrepair). On a side note, would not use the high chairs because they are stored in the bathroom. Not exactly the most sanitary location to store high chairs. More...

L
26 January 2019

My bestie wanted to come here for her birthday. Our waitress was super sweet. The peach cobbler was delicious.

R
31 December 2018

this establishment is by far my favorite in all of Chicago. The food is wonderful, the music is incredible, and the culture represented by all of the patrons is amazing. swing dancing at its very finest along with the snazziest dressers this side of Chicago. honky tonk for the win More...

H
31 December 2018

Is my favorite place, what about that?

R
30 December 2018

I was there for the winter market. The food is great. A lot of nice things to buy from great vendors. Good place for husbands to drink at the bar while the wife is shopping then she should join him for a drink or more.

G
30 December 2018

Top notch neighborhood joint with eclectic entertainment.

M
30 December 2018

Always a great spot

E
30 December 2018

First time visiting. Everything was good and I want to go back

S
30 December 2018

The food was really good. I wpuld have liked to seen more sides for when you order a sandwich like fries or some kind of potato but still good.

S
30 December 2018

A lot of meat, bacon and a brew, live music, lone star beer. Yeehaw.

J
3 December 2018

1920’s music on Sunday in December? What a fun time!

N
30 November 2018

非常に良いバーで、シカゴを代表する店だと言える。料理もおいしいし、夜8時からジャズも堪能できる。一度は訪れたい場所だが、やや中心部から離れているため、タクシーで行くしかないのが難点。

S
30 November 2018

Always good.

R
30 November 2018

Very good BBQ in a causal setting. Attentive servers. Descent beer selection too.

H
30 November 2018

Cozy good food. Will go back for live music...

P
30 November 2018

Great place for 20s honkey tonk music. Go on Sundays when people dress in period dress. Food was great as was the service

E
30 November 2018

Great food, ribs and Mac n cheese were delicious.

M
30 November 2018

Good food...super slow service

J
30 November 2018

Get the wings!

M
30 November 2018

We didn’t plan on coming here yesterday but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise although I was sad that Margaritas are not on the menu but that’s cause I don’t do fruity or hard drinks. The music by Tierra Roja is GREAT! I understand other bands play as well and wish we had Restaurant/bars like this in Garfield Ridge area. There is great ambience, music and culture. Our waitress and server were great and I enjoyed watching others dance too. I look forward to bringing family for the upcoming holidays. More...

L
30 November 2018

Great place. Yummy food, esp the bacon. Wonderful service. Stay for music, Cellar Boys... Very good.

A
4 November 2018

Excelente comida y ambiente

A
30 October 2018

Good food, cocktails and music.

E
30 October 2018

This place is insane. The sauces and BBQ were amazing. Plentiful amount of sides to choose from. Their brisket or sausages are something I would eat all day if I could. Go here.

A
30 October 2018

Good service, especially how close to closing I came in. Ribs & sauce were great. Less than blown away by the beans & slaw. But would certainly come back for more Q. More...

D
30 October 2018

Great place to eat ribs, drink and have fun with friends!

D
30 October 2018

One of the best bbq meals ive ever had! Just freaking fantastic!!

J
30 October 2018

Honkey Tonk is a perfect spot in Pilsen. Regular live music. Fun decor. But the BBQ and sides are the reason to come. I dream of the Mac and cheese. One of the best places in Chicago to get a mean case of the meat sweats. More...

R
30 October 2018

Good food, live music on the weekends, epic wood bar

J
30 October 2018

Great food and music

L
30 September 2018

The brisket was great. Use the garlic mustard sauce

C
30 September 2018

Super good bbq, great staff

V
30 September 2018

Super yummy. I've had BBQ all over the South and I have to say this restuarant goes neck in neck with the best of 'em. Banana pudding is AH-mazing just save room for it! All sides are fire too

G
30 September 2018

Drinks are killer! Ask for water. Awesone food!

D
30 September 2018

Honky Tonk clearly has the best BBQ in Chicago. I recently moved to the Bay Area and I can confidently say that Honky Tonk also has the best BBQ in the Bay Area. Try the brisket - it just doesn't get any better. More...

J
30 September 2018

Fantastic BBQ. Ribs are great, brisket is moist with a serious smoke ring. I recommend the greens as your side. Lots of choices on the beer menu, and a cocktail list. Whiskey well represented.

A
30 September 2018

1st time here but not the last. I had the rib tips and chicken wings. The sause the mustard style OMG with the garlic chicken was absolutely amazing. The rib tips fall apart in your hand super soft and have great seasonings. I always try it before adding BBQ sauce and was great. Any one can make BBQ that taste good if you put alot of sause but they don't add sause they give it to you on the side that says alot believe me it's great More...

R
30 September 2018

Pretty good, keep the Gumball heads rolling!!

R
30 September 2018

Are here last night after we left Riotfest. Food is delicious true smoke/bbq place. Mac and cheese is great, brisket and ribs seasoned and cooked to awesomeness. Ate at the bar service was great. It was refreshing to have a bar tender know how to make a true whiskey sour. It was delicious. Kudos to both bartenders!! If you want true smoke and bbq food come to Honky Tonk. If you are looking for food so bad you need to cover it in 2 gallons of sauce go there. They do offer sauces here but the meat is so awesome and delicious you don't need it. More...

K
30 September 2018

Great food

Y
30 September 2018

Brisket was juicy and not too lean - really good. Want to come back and try their other meats

B
23 September 2018

I went and met a friend after the Cubs/Sox game on Friday night and what delicious Great bbq! The staff and bartenders were all so friendly and on point! � music was cool as well ! Highly recommended. Thank you for the awesome grub and great experience. � More...

L
10 September 2018

Food was great, service was not, which is pretty typical of 18th street

A
30 August 2018

Awesome place in Pilsen. A warm welcome and great food. Nice spot to head to to get some good BBQ pork, pork ribs and brisket. Will visit again soon.

J
30 August 2018

Excelente lugar, la comida espectacular, gran variedad de bebidas. Música en vivo. La atención por parte de Daniel fue de primera calidad. Lo recomiendo

R
30 August 2018

I love their beef brisk it is so good

M
30 August 2018

That's some good eatn!

T
30 August 2018

Debatably the best BBQ in the city, if not for the diversity (we are talking pork, brisket, chicken, bacon candy...list goes on) but the atmosphere. Hiding the amazing kitchen and smoker is a mashup dive bar with taxidermy and bluegrass paraphernalia throughout. If you don’t like the bar, which gets noisy during peak hours, live music, and trivia night - walk back to casual seating. Don’t want to sit and eat, walk back further to the pickup station near the kitchen.The beer selection fits all tastes and budgets, and is clearly built around a BBQ palette. Everyone who works the bar can mix a great cocktail, right on par with Maria’s. Parking is iffy if there is a show at Thalia Hall up the street, but is at least free after 10pm.The bartenders and staff in general are great. The crowd is all over the place depending on the night, which just adds to the wonderful diversity. This place is a true representation of Pilsen. I have met some great people at Honky Tonk. More...

A
30 August 2018

Actually 6 stars if you like live music combined with a friendly environment. A pearl of Pilsen and of Chicago!!!

M
30 August 2018

Great food and very attentive service. I had the fried green tomatoes, chicken wings and the brisket sandwich. All were awesome. I strongly recommend.

E
30 August 2018

Good food clean

G
30 August 2018

I love their brisket

A
30 August 2018

Where Virginia went on that date in Platoon of Power Squadron. (Probably)

C
30 August 2018

Best BBQ I've had in Chicago!!

D
30 August 2018

I had a brilliant Sunday night here. Amazing food, a great beer selection and superb 30's jazz from the Fat Babies.

C
30 August 2018

Sample platter ALL DAY.

C
30 August 2018

Very friendly and great music!

A
30 August 2018

Awesome space! Great live music, service is fast and friendly, and the food is excellent!

Q
30 August 2018

Fast service, nice old west theme, and delicious brisket as well as BBQ sauces.

J
30 August 2018

Bacon Candy!

S
30 August 2018

I've been wanting to go here for years, and finally had the chance to recently. The staff was friendly, the live music was enjoyable, and the menu was great. I ordered rib tips, which were a little chewier than I'd been wanting, but flavorful and the sauces were superb. I'll definitely try one of the sandwiches and some sides next time. More...

J
30 August 2018

Great food!!

A
30 August 2018

Some of the best food in Chicago

D
30 August 2018

I ate at the bar, and the bartender was extremely nice and payed attention to everyones needs/wants. Great food at a reasonable price. The Mac N Cheese is where the money is at. The mac rue was delightful, and hit the spot for me.The only downfall is you cant get a deluxe sandwich with the fixings. Other than that I had a wonderful experience, and I will be back for sure More...

L
30 August 2018

Sampler platter is great for a group, accompanied by blues on a weekend evening.

M
30 August 2018

Great prices, great atmosphere!

Y
30 August 2018

Great service and great rib tips, greens and brisket.Not really a fan of the mac and cheese and fyi the corn muffin is not too sweet.

S
30 August 2018

Had the ribs, they were great.

M
30 August 2018

Some of the best bbq in the city in a fun neighborhood

L
30 August 2018

Great atmosphere especially on Sundays and the cook the best!

R
30 August 2018

Great drinks, environment and music.

J
30 August 2018

Cool place, good food and excellent music.

E
30 August 2018

I have been coming here for years. I live right across the street and the food keeps me coming back. It's best when I have someone to share a sample platter with because I get to eat a bit of everything. They have a good liquor selection too and great bartenders and live music a few times a week. More...

M
30 August 2018

Great service, and great, GREAT food. On a sunday we saw a 30's band, it was really neat! I would wish they would open more seating on those nights, because it got a bit crowded in the bar area, but I would still highly recommend this place!

L
30 August 2018

Great food and good portions! We were served very fast and our waiter was attentive. It is a good place to visit before or after a show at Thalia Hall. I would definitely recommend and return! More...

M
30 August 2018

The food is just ok but the environment is great.

C
30 August 2018

Good BBQ great vibe

B
30 August 2018

Service and food was brilliant. The out of place trivia (playing 90s dance music), not so brilliant. Will def make it back for more brisket and some live music.

D
30 August 2018

Great food, great service, ROCKSTAR Bartender!

G
30 August 2018

Came here for the first time on Valentines Day with a few friends. We noticed the entrees were a little on the small side so we also split some sides (macaroni and cheese, collared greens, and mashed potatoes). The food was absolutely delicious, comfort, southern food and we all left in a food coma. The sides come in three sizes (regular, large, and family) and the family sizes ended up being way too much food for us. We ended up happily taking leftovers home. Side note: this restaurant does not allow the splitting of checks and does not allow you to use more than 2 forms of payment when paying. More...

R
30 August 2018

Good music, good booze, good meat and great people!

N
30 August 2018

Ambiance was good, food was good too but the chicken was a little dry and not well seasoned. We will give the place another chance though.

T
30 August 2018

Love the decor fast service really really good food

J
30 August 2018

Great live bands.

N
30 August 2018

Loved their peach cobbler too!

F
30 August 2018

Excellent bbq meat and a very entertaining ambiance. I did not know what to expect but went here on a recommendation by a local. The place is inviting and cosy. The band was awesome. And, to top it off, some of the patrons were dressed in 1930s outfits. At some point, I wondered if it was a special event but there were as many people in "everyday" outfits as those who were in period outfits. I truly enjoyed the food, music and the cool vibe. Definitely recommended. More...

D
30 August 2018

Wow -- great place for ribs. The sampler platter it s a must-have. Great vibe!

S
30 August 2018

Good food, and excellent music, prices are a little high for ribs.

A
30 August 2018

Great music options and vibe!! Very hip and chill!! I almost can’t belive I was listening folk music from my hometown. I didn’t have food but the service was very good!! More...

W
30 August 2018

Thanks

K
30 August 2018

Went there for the first time last Friday. I had the ribs and they were delicious. The corn bread made a great complimentary. The music was engaging. Overall, it was a good experience. More...

B
30 August 2018

Great bbq

D
30 August 2018

The owners of Honky Tonk were at our restarant, EJ"'s Place and they were so delightful that I decided to give their restaurant a try and I am blown away by the genuine Bbq. I just ate the best ribs of my life. Thank you HONEY TONK BBQ More...

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