About Pleasant House Pub

From the owners of Pleasant House Bakery, Pleasant House Pub welcomes you to join us at our new public house. Our menu features specialty beer and cocktails, savory meat and veg Royal Pies, delicious British-inspired food and locally roasted coffee. We’re also known for dabbling in fun, so you’ll find plenty of that, too. Whether it’s 10 a.m. or midnight, we hope you make yourself at home. Drink, eat, work, hang out.

Whatever you do, always do it f’ the sen.



773-523-PIES (7437)



2119 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608



Tue–Thu 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Fri–Sat 10 a.m.–Midnight
Sunday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Closed Monday



Driving - From Dan Ryan Expressway/94, exit at 18th Street/Canalport. Ample, free parking available along Halsted, Peoria, Cermak, Canalport, and numbered side streets

Bus - #8 Halsted Street line, stops located at both Halsted at Canalport and Halsted at Cermak

Train - Orange Line “L” to Halsted Street station, walk north on Halsted to PHP

Bicycle - Divvy station on Halsted Street by PHP; bike racks outside if you’re riding your own



Cheers to just a few of our collaborators!


Pleasant House PIZZa

Our hand-made, Britalian-style pizzas breads feature naturally leavened dough and are baked in our wood-fired oven. Available only at our location in The Plant, next to the Whiner Beer Co. taproom. Royal Pies available, too!

1400 West 46th Street, Chicago, IL

Hours: Thursday and Friday 4–9 p.m. | Friday noon–9 p.m. | Sunday 2–7 p.m.


Pleasant Farms

We planted our first seeds in Chicago in 2010 and since then have been growing produce with TLC for our Pleasant House establishments.


Four Letter WOrd Coffee

Based in Chicago and Turkey, Four Letter Word sources its coffee responsibly and roasts its beans for the Chicago area at The Plant. 4LW strives for meaningful relationships between producer, importer, roaster, and brewer—and believes in the impact of great coffee. Pleasant House Pub is the first café outpost for 4LW in the United States.


THe Plant

A vertical farm and food business incubator in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, The Plant is a net-zero-energy facility that is a model for sustainability globally. The Plant is home to Pleasant House Bakery and Pizza, Pleasant Farms, 4 Letter Word Coffee, Whiner Beer Co., and many other wonderful local businesses. Tours on Saturdays!



Pleasant House Pub is a proud purveyor of Whiner beer, a local brewery focusing on barrel-aged beers and other creative, impeccably crafted varieties.


Hue Design Studio

Owned by the artist, designer, and PHP partner Kevin Heisner, Hue Design Studio is the talent behind beautiful drinking and dining establishments including PHP, Trencherman, Queen Mary, The Sportsman, Estereo, Lone Wolf, Plein Air, and many others.


Wayward Machine Co.

Our brilliant patio tables (including interchangeable vases and candlesticks), benches, stools, sconces, hooks, and other metalwork were all custom fabricated in the Bridgeport neighborhood.


Uncanned Music

If we’re not hosting a DJ night and it’s not bartender’s choice, we’re playing soundtracks inspired by our favorite music and designed just for us by Uncanned Music. 



The original Pleasant House is an 1800s cottage that still looks out on the rolling green hills of rural Yorkshire, England. In the 1950s and ’60s, the Jackson family called Pleasant House home. In 2011, husband and wife Art and Chelsea Jackson opened Pleasant House Bakery, a small pie shop specializing in Royal Piestheir own variety of handmade, artisanal meat and vegetable savory pies. In 2016, they expanded their signature British-inspired, locally sourced menu in a new location, Pleasant House Pub, which also features a full bar and cafe. Art and Chelsea are co-chef/owners of Pleasant House Pub.

Pleasant House establishments have earned such accolades as “Outstanding Restaurant” (Chicago Tribune), “Best Neighborhood Eatery” (LTH Forum), and “Rising Star Chefs” (Star Chefs), and have been featured in Bon Appetit, Check, Please!, Martha StewartFood Paradise, and other local and national media. Eater name Royal Pies one of “25 iconic Chicago foods.” Art has worked at such lauded restaurants as Les Nomades in Chicago and Fifth Floor in San Francisco. He graduated from Illinois State University and attended Kendall College. Chelsea is a writer and editor, and pastry chef for Pleasant House. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Kendall College.



Pleasant House has been featured in Bon Appetit, The Atlantic, Martha Stewart, Serious Eats, Star Chefs, and many other publications, and on television and radio programming including Check, Please!, Food Paradise, Food Porn, Windy City LIVE!, NPR, WBEZ-FM, and more. Read about our many awards and past coverage on the Pleasant House Bakery website.

A lot of people are saying some very nice things about Pleasant House Pub, too:

Hungry Hound (ABC7), British Cafe Moves to Pilsen, Expands Offerings (February 2017)

TimeOut Chicago, 2016 Best Restaurant in Pilsen/TimeOut Love Chicago Readers Choice (November 2016)

Pierate Pie Reviews, "Chicago Get These Royally Good Pies" (September 2016)

TimeOut Chicago, "The Best French Fries in Chicago" (August 2016)

Chicago Tribune, "Savory Pies, British Beer Star at New Pleasant House Pub" (July 2016)

Eater, "Chicago's 25 Most Iconic Food Dishes" (July 2016)




From soccer games to beer tastings and music nights, we host a variety of fun events at the pub. Check here often for our weekly recurring events and special one-off happenings, as well as offsite events we're attending (including farmers markets). 


61st Farmers market

Experimental Station

Every Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (summer/fall; winters indoors monthly)

6100 South Blackstone Avenue | Chicago


The Plant Farmers Market

The Plant Farmers Market

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (monthly; winters indoors)

1400 West 46th Street | Chicago




We show matches on Saturday and Sunday during the season



Pilsen is home to the Second Fridays art walk, held on the second Friday of each month. Join us as Joe Bryl, dubbed "Chicago's most interesting DJ" by the Chicago Tribune, spins rare soul, funk, R&B, disco, step, Afro-beat, boogie, breaks, and soul. 8 p.m.

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Join us every Thursday at 7 p.m. beginning October 11 for a brain-teasing pub quiz hosted by the fine folks at Geeks Who Drink. Form a team or take on the competition solo. Free to play! Prizes galore!

Read below for more information about how to hold your next special event at Pleasant House Pub!



Host Your Event at PHP!

Rent our year-round beer garden or buy out the whole bloody pub! Email us at events@pleasanthousepub.com using the below form, and learn more about how we can add some royal sass to your next soiree. Or book an event via GATHER!


Onsite and offsite events, big and small, from office lunches to weddings to holiday parties. Our brilliant regular menu, cocktail-food menu, British holiday favorites, and more! For more details, email us via the below form.

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