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 May 23 through May 26 2024



Open Jam Thursdays

This Weeks Hosts:

Joshua Robertson & The Saints

Thursday May 23
8:00 PM

Viano and the Wave

Originally from Chicago, Viano and The Wave feature roots from gospel, rock, funk, bossa nova, jazz, R&B, and folk

Friday May 24
9:00 PM

Acoustic Lounge Saturdays

This week:

This week:
Piraguas & Piropos

Saturday May 25
3:00 PM

Cultura Pop

Experience the magic of Soda Stereo like never before with Cultura Pop, the ultimate tribute band dedicated to honoring Argentina’s legendary musical icons

Saturday May 25
9:00 PM

Club Crib

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

Sunday May 26
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 May 26
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.

Hours

Open for dine-in:

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

Open for carry-out:

Wednesday – Sunday
11am - 11pm

Closed

Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Tuesday: Open for catering only


1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Direct orders: (312) 226-7427