Where Chicago Tradition Meets Memphis Style BBQ Perfection

Experience our mouthwatering BBQ specialties and handcrafted beverages while enjoying live roots music every Friday and Saturday. Join us on Sundays for a delightful touch of live jazz and 1920s swing, making your weekend experience truly memorable.

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We proudly serve our meats dry-rubbed and slow roasted over wood and charcoal, with our signature sauces served on the side
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Weekend of April 11 - 14 2024

Open Jam Thursdays

This Weeks Hosts:

The Masters Collection

Thursday April 11
8:00 PM

Wicked Drawl

A unique cross country experience coming to The Tonk!

Friday April 12
8:00 PM

Acoustic Lounge Saturdays

This week:

Giovani Revelle
Alma Y Americana

Saturday April 13
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tom Holland and The Shuffle Kings

Playing Chicago blues worldwide for over 25 years

Club Crib

Club Crib is a Chicago-based one of a kind musical and visual trio featuring Live R&B and Soul

Sunday April 14
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Chicago Cellar Boys

Authentic and bold approach in interpreting the jazz and hot dance styles of the 1920s and 1930s

Sunday April 14
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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The finest live music experience in Pilsen

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The Tonk's Journey Through Chicago

With a rich legacy spanning 16 years, The Tonk stands as a beloved cornerstone in Chicago's vibrant Pilsen neighborhood. We offer a hub where unforgettable memories are made over plates of mouthwatering BBQ, handcrafted specialty cocktails, and live music.

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Host Your Special Event At The Tonk!

Whether it's an intimate gathering or a big celebration, our versatile spaces provide the perfect setting.

Choose to host your event within The Tonk or at the delightful Pilsen Secret Garden, our partner venue located just moments away.

Contact us to discuss your event needs.

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Catering Service

Catering services for our award winning BBQ are available Tuesday through Sunday, six days a week.

Contact us to arrange your catering needs.

With our catered lunches, we bring the flavors of The Tonk to your doorstep, wherever you may be!

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Contact Us

We welcome all feedback from our cherished patrons. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Additionally, we extend a special invitation to artists! Join us in fostering a vibrant atmosphere at The Tonk Chicago!

Artist inquiries can be made on the
upcoming events page.


Open for dine-in:

Thursday - Friday: 4PM - LATE
Saturday - Sunday: 12PM - LATE

Open for carry-out:

Wednesday – Sunday
11am - 11pm


Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Tuesday: Open for catering only

1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Direct orders: (312) 226-7427