Publican Tavern at O’Hare International Airport was voted as the best airport restaurant/bar for atmosphere in the USA TODAY Travel 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
Publican Tavern opened at O’Hare last summer and has quickly become one of the airport’s most popular dining destinations. Located in Terminal 3, O’Hare’s newest restaurant brings together old world beer hall traditions with modern contemporary design. Drawing influence from The Publican in the Fulton Market District, Publican Tavern features its namesake’s iconic lucent globe lights, textured brass and unglazed red brick walls, an open-air kitchen with a wood-burning oven, walnut wood tabletops, chairs and barstools.
Publican Tavern lends the perfect backdrop for travelers seeking a quick snack before takeoff or guests with time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner. Travelers can savor dishes such as spicy pork rinds; avocado salad; pork shoulder chop; organic baked salmon; and the “hot” Doug Sohn made with Chicago-based Hot Dougs bratwurst, bourbon mustard, fried shallot, and Emmental cheese.
Nominees for the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; and other relevant expert contributors. The travel experts select the top 20 nominees in contests covering food, lodging, destinations, travel gear, things to do, and then it’s up to the reader to make the final decision by casting a vote. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.