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An Old Town Classic

Established 1888 - REESTABLISHED 2012 


The Glunz Tavern, restored to its turn-of-the century roots.

Originally founded in 1888 by Louis Glunz I, this popular neighborhood gathering spot sat vacant for more than 90 years following its closure during the Prohibition.  It now stands as a 48-seat destination at the hands of his granddaughter and great-grandson. The Glunz Tavern of the 21st century presents a world-class tasting experience of the finest wine, beer, and spirits, complemented by a menu of classic refined European-style fare.

    Whether stopping in for a meal or looking to complement their preferred beverage with a satisfying snack, diners will enjoy a thoughtful selection of classic tavern favorites reminiscent of the early 20th century, modernized with high-quality ingredients and worldly inspirations. The Glunz Tavern’s menu will present influences that span the team’s collective French-German-Alsatian-Austrian heritage, rooted in warm hospitality and attentive service.



(312) 642-3001



1202 North Wells Street
at Division Street
Chicago, IL 60610



T-Th 5p–close
F 4p–close
Sa-Su 10a–close



Unique! Impressive! Delicious! The best wine dinner of the year!

A Rare Evening of Madeira Wines

Chris Blandy
7th Generation Family Member, Blandy's Wine Company
will guide the tasting, including his family's exquisite wines

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
6:30 pm
The Glunz Tavern
1202 N Wells St, Chicago, Illinois

Guests are welcomed with a Sercial Cocktail, then two additional Madeira styles are matched with fish and cheese courses.
The evening will include a new-to-Chicago Portuguese dinner wine, Pombal do Vesuvio 2014, served with the Grilled Beef Skewer entree and a rare Vintage 1980 Terrantez.

You don't want to miss this superb evening!


$96, tax and gratuity included
here or by calling (312) 642-3000


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Call (312) 642-3001 or book online to make reservations.
Reservations suggested for parties of 6 or more.

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Tues-Thur                    5 pm to Close

Friday                           12 pm to Close

Sat & Sun Brunch   10 am to 4 pm

Sat & Sun Dinner       4 pm to Close

Closed Monday



If you are interested in joining the Glunz Tavern team please email us at jobs@glunztavern.com.  We are always looking for people passionate about food, wine, spirits and the overall hospitality experience to join us!



Vintage, turn of the century private tasting room seats up to 12, as few as 2.

Tavern with tin-patterned ceiling and period bar can seat up to 50.

Private dining can be charcuterie and cheese plates to share or set menus. Available for corporate meetings, private dinners, or we can organize a guided wine or spirits tasting.

Private Room Decor: Warm candle-lit wooden-paneled room, family portraits, carved wooden furnishings and shelves showcasing reserve wines.

Cuisine: European inspired classics and inventive pub fare, Plates to share.

Cost: $500 to $1000 minimum Friday, Saturday depending on the time of year; $400 minimum weeknights or Sundays.


Cost: $400 to $1000 minimum Friday, Saturday depending on the time of year; $300 minimum weeknights or Sundays.