Miller’s Pub, the 83-year-old Loop staple, has temporarily closed for renovations. The restaurant/pub is among downtown Chicago’s oldest establishments, bringing together office workers, tourists, and students. Miller’s Pub, 134 S. Wabash Avenue, closed on Monday and should remain shuttered for five to six weeks, according to a Facebook post.
They’re planning expansion and renovations. The timetable brings the reopening to sometime in early March. The current iteration of the pub debuted 29 years ago.
Known for its old-school Chicago atmosphere, the bar’s history dates back to 1935 from its original location at 23 E. Adams Street. Signature items include prime rib, barbecue baby back ribs, and the Tom and Jerry cocktail. The bar was sold in 1950 to the Gallios brothers — the bar remains in the family. The bar drew celebrities, particularly those associated with Chicago’s sports teams. A 1989 fire then forced Miller’s to move to its current address.
Miller’s Pub ownership didn’t immediately respond to a request about the scope of the renovations. If they do, this story will be updated.