The Third Rail Tavern at 1133 W. Madison Street is the West Loop's finest neighborhood tavern. "old-school Chicago tavern" is our theme with popular music from all generations. The staff, management and ownership is committed to making to feel at home in our environment. the third Rail features 15-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, a 40-foot mohogany bar and state-of-the-art audio and high-definition video system. Our quality soups, sandwiches and salads along with our premium beverage selection will make you genuinely enthusiastic to call Third Rail Tavern your home for good times.

We look forward to serving you soon!

Cheers,
Danny Shapiro

The Third Rail Tavern opened its doors on November 20th, 2007 after a long and laborous remodel and attitude change. Formerly Ira's Tavern, we've modernized and also kept the charm of a true neighborhood tavern. the Third Rail's name is a tribute to to the owner's Grandfather who onced owned a bar named The Rail Inn near Madison and Halsted. So be part of history, stop by and meet some new friends, have a bite and a drink, you'll be glad you did.

Also, being so close to the United Center, we regularly have "famous" athletes, coaches, preformers and wanna-bees frequent our establishment as well. So be prepared to see someone you may recognize. Just don't bug them, they want to have a good time, just like you. - Cheers.

ON TAP • Matilda • 312 • Stella Artois • Delirium Tremens • Fat Tire • Bell’s Two Hearted  • Goose Island Seasonal • Bell’s Seasonal• Blue Moon • Guiness Draught  • Dark Horse  • Bud Light

Domestic Ales • Anchor Steam • Bell’s Amber • Bell’s Third Coast • Dogfish Head 90 • Dogfish Head 60 • Founders Red’s Rye • Goose Island Honkers • Goose Island IPA • Goose Island Sofie • Goose Island Pere Jacques • Hennepin• Hop Czar • New Belgium Sunshine Wheat • New Belgium Seasonal • Magic Hat #9 • Peak Organic • Sierra Nevada
Import Ales • Anchor Steam • Bell’s Amber • Bell’s Third Coast • Dogfish Head 90 • Dogfish Head 60 • Founders Red’s Rye • Goose Island Honkers • Goose Island IPA • Goose Island Sofie • Goose Island Pere Jacques • Hennepin• Hop Czar • New Belgium Sunshine Wheat • New Belgium Seasonal • Magic Hat #9 • Peak Organic • Sierra Nevada
Domestic Lagers • Brooklyn • Budweiser • Bud Light • Bud Light Lime • Bud Select • Bud Select ”55” • Bud Light Golden • Coors Light • Elliot Ness • Land Shark • Michelob Ultra • Miller High Life • MGD • Miller Lite • MGD 64 • Old Style • Pabst Blue Ribbon • Rolling Rock • Sam Adams • Sam Adams Light • Sam Adams Seasonal • Shiner Bock
Import Lagers Amstel Light • Becks • Corona Extra • Corona Light • Dos Equis • Fosters • Grolsch • Harp • Heineken • Heineken Light • Labatt Blue • Modelo Especial • Molson Canadian • Negra Modelo • Pilsner Urquel • Red Stripe • Spaten • Tecate

THIRD RAIL COSMO Effen White Vodka, Dekuyper Triple Sec, Cranberry & Lime Juices
CHOCOLATE TINI Svedka Vanilla Vodka, Baileys Caramel Irish Cream & Chocolate Liqueur
WEST LOOP DROP Skyy Citrus Vodka & Lemon Juices PUCKER UP Effen White Vodka & Dekuyper Apple MEXICAN MOONSHINE Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier, Lemon & Lime Juice
KENTUCKY KISS Jim Beam Black Bourbon, Grand Marnier, Cranberry & Lime Juices
THE EMERALD Svedka Vodka, Dekuyper Melon & Pineapple Juice
THE O LINE Parrot Bay Orange Rum, Dekuyper Triple Sec & Cranberry Juice
VANILLA BEAN Svedka Vanilla Vodka, Baileys And Kahlua SOUTH LOOP Southern Comfort, Amaretto & Cranberry Juice THE CURE Absolut Peppar Vodka & Major Peters "The Works" Bloody Mary Mix
THE HARPO Three Olives Pomegranate Vodka, Skyy Citrus Vodka, Lemonade & Pomegranate Juice

Single Malt & Blended Scotch The Glenlivet  18, 21 • The Macallan • Highland Park 12, 18, 25 • Cragganmore  12 • Talisker 10 • Singleton 12 • Lagavulin • Laphroaig  15 • Oban  14 • Ardbeg  1990 • The Balvenie 12 • Auchentoshan • Bowmore 12 • Bowmore 17 • Glenmorangie  10 • Dalwhinnie  15 • Johnny Walker Green, Gold, Blue • Dewars  12
Bourbon & Whiskey Bakers 7 • Basil Hayden’s • Bookers • Bulleit • Crown Royal Reserve • Eagle Rare • Gentlemen Jack • Jack Single Barrel • Jeffersons • Knob Creek • Makers Mark • ri) 1 • Templeton Rye • Wild Turkey 101 • Woodford Reserve
Rum  • Captain Morgan Private Stock • Bacardi (Assorted Flavors) • Bacardi 8 • Bacardi • 151 • 10 Cain • Malibu • Myers Dark Rum • Tommy Bahama
Tequila • Cuervo Black • Cuervo especial; Gold, Silver • Cuervo Tradicional • Cuervo Reserva De La Famillia • Corralejo Blanco • Corralejo Reposado • Corralejo Anejo • Don Eduardo Silver • Don Eduardo Reposado • Don Eduardo Anejo • Don Julio Blanco • Don Julio Reposado • Don Julio Anejo • 1800 Silver • 1800 Reposado • 1800 Anejo • Partida Blanco • Partida Reposado • Partida Anejo • Patron Silver • Patron Reposado • Patron Anejo • Patron XO Café • Cazadores Blanco • Cazadores Reposado • Cazadores Anejo
Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata • Sauza Tres Generaciones Reposado • Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo • El Tesoro Platinum • El Tesoro Reposado • El Tesoro Anejo • Cabo Wabo Blanco • Cabo Wabo Reposado • Cabo Wabo Anejo
Vodka • Ketel One • Ketel One Citroen • Three Olives (Assorted Flavors) • Effen (Assorted Flavors) • Absolut (Assorted Flavors) • SKYY (Assorted Flavors) • Belvedere • Chopin • Ciroc • Grey Goose (Assorted Flavors) • Stoli (Assorted Flavors) • Ultimat
Gin • Quintessiential • Tanqueray • Tanqueray Ten • Beefeater • Bombay • Bombay Saphire • Hendricks


 

 

 

 

Appetizers
Madison Street Slider
  $2
Mini cheeseburger with caramelized onions and pickles.

West Loop Wings                 $7
West Loop’s finest boneless or bone-in chicken wings tossed in hot or mild buffalo sauce, spicy barbecue, or teriyaki sauce. Served with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Quesalilla        $7
Melted Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese in a fresh four tortilla.
Add chicken $2

Hummus         $6
Served with fresh warm pita bread, celery & carrots.

Chips & Pico D’ Gallo            $5
Served with homemade tortilla chips & fresh homemade pico d’ gallo salsa.

O–rings                               $5
Served with ranch dressing.

French Fries    $5
Served plain or “Tavern Style” tossed with garlic and Parmesan cheese.

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Soups & Salads

Soup Of The Day             Cup  -         $4                   Bowl -      $6.50
Everyday a delicious selection from our chef. 

Mac & Cheese         Cup  - $4                   Bowl - $6.50
Add bacon. $1

Caesar Salad    $8
Add grilled chicken or grilled portabella. $2

Third Rail Salad          $9
Mixed greens, cucumbers, bacon, onion, tomatoes, egg & walnuts.
Add grilled chicken, turkey or grilled portabella. $2

Spinach Salad          $8
Spinach, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper & pine nuts.
Add grilled chicken, turkey or grilled portabella. $2

Dressings:
Ranch, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, French, Caesar, Thousand Island.

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Wraps

All Wraps served with your choice of Fries, Tavern Style Fries, O-Rings, Sweet Potato Tater-Tots or Side Salad.

Spicy Chicken Wrap   $9.50
Buffalo chicken strips, lettuce, tomato & ranch dressing, wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla.
 
Chicken Caesar Wrap  $9.50
A chicken caesar salad wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla.
 
Turkey Club Ranch Wrap       $9.50
Turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, American cheese & ranch dressing, wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla.
 
Portabella Wrap           $9.50
Sauteed portabella mushroom, roasted red pepper, red onion, spinach, Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese with pesto mayo, wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla.

CHEESE:
American, Cheddar, Swiss, Merkt’s Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack

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Sandwiches

All Sandwiches served with your choice of Fries, Tavern Style Fries, O-Rings, Sweet Potato Tater-Tots or Side Salad.

Portabella Sandwich    $9
Sauteed portabella mushroom, roasted red pepper, red onion, spinach, Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese with pesto mayo. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.
 
Fulton Market Grilled Chicken Sandwich     $10
Marinated breast of chicken, Original, Buffalo, Cajun or Caribbean Jerk with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat.
Add cheese, grilled onions or sauteed mushrooms. .50¢
 
Southwestern Chicken Sandwich       $10.50
Chicken breast with our special southwestern seasoning, guacamole, Pepper Jack cheese with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye,
sour dough or wheat bread.
 
Turkey Club    $9
Turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomato piled high on marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.

B.L.T.            $8
Bacon, lettuce & tomato piled high on marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.

Third Rail Grilled Cheese     $7
Your choice of cheese. Served on marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.
 
CHEESE:
American, Cheddar, Swiss, Merkt’s Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack

Add Bacon to any Sandwich or Burger $1



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Burgers

All Burgers served with your choice of Fries, Tavern Style Fries, O-Rings, Sweet Potato Tater-Tots or Side Salad.

The Tavern Burger      $9
Chopped Sirloin with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat.
Add cheese, grilled onions or sauteed mushrooms. .50¢

The T. Chase   $10.50
Chopped Sirloin topped with bacon, grilled onions & Merkt’s Cheddar cheese with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat.

Southwestern Burger  
 $ 10.50
Chopped Sirloin with our special southwestern seasoning, guacamole, Pepper Jack cheese with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.

Blue Burger    
$10
Chopped Sirloin smothered in Blue cheese with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.
 

Barbecue Burger 
        $10.50
Chopped Sirloin topped with bacon, Sharp Cheddar cheese and Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.
 
St. Patty Melt       $10
Chopped Sirloin, grilled onions & Swiss cheese. Served on marble rye bread.

Red Eye Burger       $10.50
Chopped Sirloin, fried egg, American cheese, bacon with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.
 
Black Bean Burger       $9
Our delicious heart healthy Black Bean Burger with lettuce, tomato & onion, served on a bakery roll, pretzel roll, marble rye, sour dough or wheat bread.
Add cheese, grilled onions or sauteed mushrooms. .50¢
 

CHEESE:
American, Cheddar, Swiss, Merkt’s Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack

Add Bacon to any Sandwich or Burger $1



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Desserts

All $5 each, large enough to share

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

SMORE Brownie

Fresh Baked Cookie

Mini Cupcakes

Ask for today’s selection

Try any A’ La Mode $1



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Brunch
Brunch Served on Saturday & Sunday
Starting at 10:30 AM - 2 PM

THIRD RAIL PANCAKES   $6
4 Fluffy buttermilk pancakes with butter & syrup.
 
THE CLASSIC EGG BREAKFAST $7
2 Large eggs any style with hash browns, bacon or sausage links & your choice of toast or english muffin.
 
GRILLED EGG SANDWICH           $7
2 Large scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage and your choice of american, cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, pepper jack, Merkt’s cheddar, or blue cheese crumbles on sour dough, marble rye, english muffin or wheat. Served with hash browns.

THIRD RAIL BREAKFAST-BURRITO
    $8
3 Large scrambled eggs with your choice of up to 4 Add-Ins, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. Served with hash browns.

THIRD RAIL OMELET      $8
Our Fluffy 3 egg omelet customized with your choice of up to 4 add-ins. Served with hash browns, bacon or sausage and your choice of toast or english muffin.

Add-Ins
onions, green peppers, jalapeno, spinach, tomato, Pico d’ Gallo, mushrooms, ham, bacon, sausage, turkey, Merkt’s cheddar, blue cheese, american cheese, swiss, pepper jack, mozzarella, cheddar.

Brunch Sides

2 LARGE EGGS                  $2
3 BACON STRIPS              $2
2 SAUSAGE LINKS            $2
2 SLICES OF TOAST          $2
2 PANCAKES                       $3
HASH BROWNS                  $3

Add-Ins, Add 50¢ ea.
onions, green peppers, jalapeno, spinach, tomato, Pico d’ Gallo, mushrooms, ham, bacon, sausage, turkey, Mertk’s cheddar, blue cheese, american cheese, swiss, pepper jack, mozzarella, cheddar.

BREAD
Bakery roll, sour dough, marble rye, wheat or english muffin.










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Location

Third Rail Tavern
1133 Madison Street
Chicago IL 60607

Hours

Mon-Fri 11am - 2am
Sat 10:30 - 3am
Sun 10:30 - 2am

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"West Loop" Chicago