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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Upcoming Events:

Open Jam Thursdays

This Weeks Hosts:

The Antoine Experience, The Masters Collection, and Joshua Robertson

Thursday February 22
8:00 PM

Smiley Tilmon Band Featuring Kate Moss

A blues powerhouse that combines over five decades of musical experience with a lineup of Chicago's finest, for a night of unforgettable blues and soul.

Friday February 23
8:00 PM

Butterfield Creek Band

A Chicago-based quartet that masterfully mixes acoustic rock/pop classics with traditional bluegrass, new-grass, and country, in engaging original compositions.

Saturday February 24
8:00 PM

Club Crib

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

Sunday February 25
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 February 25
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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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Our catering services are available six days a week, including Tuesdays.

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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Special Events

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

You can 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.

Pilsen Secret Garden
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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 who are passionate about creating unforgettable musical experiences. Join us in fostering a vibrant atmosphere at The Tonk Chicago!

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Artist Contact

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, Chicago, IL 60608

Direct orders: (312) 226-7427