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Carryout available TUE-SUN 11am-10pm. Please use 1213 W. 18th Street (rear door)

Proof of VAX required for Dine-in.

Dine-in and Bar hours:

FRI 3-10pm

SAT noon-10pm

SUN noon-10pm

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Our Story

Welcome to HonkyTonk BBQ

Honky Tonk is a family-run operation located in the Pilsen neighborhood just a couple miles southwest of the Loop in downtown Chicago.

We serve our meats in the traditional Memphis-style…dry rub, roasted with wood and charcoal and the sauce always on the side. Our dry rub is the perfect combination of salty and sweet, pepper and spice. Three house-made sauces are served for your enjoyment: Chicago Sweet, Memphis Tangy, and Carolina Mustard-Butter-Garlic.

Prime Brisket and Premium Pork are roasted for 14 hours over a wood burning fire pit with no natural gas or electric. Slow and low makes for perfect tenderness and a tasty smoky combination. St. Louis Spare Ribs and Baby Back Ribs are likewise slow-smoked for 6 hours until they are just right juicy and tender.

Sides are zesty and full flavored, the perfect compliment to the meats! And remember, all our sides are vegetarian or vegan. Even our two red bbq sauces are gluten-free! Regardless what kind of diner you are, everything we serve is healthy!

Carryout is available 6 days a week, TUE-SUN 11am-10pm.

Catering can be ordered at our website or arranged by email at We are able to deliver catered lunches wherever you are!

We are hoping that we can return to dining in the saloon dining room with live music soon. It has been since March 2020 that we have had our nightly roots feature shows. In the mean time, please support our ongoing restaurant and catering operations by ordering Honky Tonk Barbeque to go. If you know where we could fit into your catered luncheon schedule, please keep us in mind.  You can order directly from us on our website. You can also access your favorite delivery service, we are available on all platforms.

Join us in the spring, for dining inside and outside. Special events and live music. Cross your fingers! Be Well!!!

Prime Brisket

St. Helens Beef

We serve only premium grain-fed brisket: St. Helens from Washington State. You will taste the difference!

Premium Iowa Pork

Championship Pulled Pork

We use only organic-raised Premium Iowa Pork for our Pulled Pork. We prepare it with the same recipe that won Honky Tonk 3rd Place at The Memphis in May World Championship.

Organic Chicken

Cougle Chicken

Fresh, never frozen, and antibiotic-free organic-raised chicken, locally sourced from Cougle in Chicago.

Mac & Cheese

5 cheese recipe

Just the right amount of bling bling!

With 3-cheese parmesan breadcrumbs.

Honky Tonk BBQ  –

Carry out 11am – 10pm

We do catered lunches and boxed lunches. Email us at Or order your catering direct at our website. Or call us at 312-226-7427(RIBS) or 312-909-8724.  We are here to bring you the finest in comfort food!


Honky Tonk Barbeque

1800 S. Racine Ave.

Chicago, IL 60608


Hours of Operation

11am –  10pm


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