HUB 51


Modern American Food in a Hip, 
Casual Environment

If it seems like Hub 51 is a continual party, that’s just what creators R.J. and Jerrod Melman want. Their dad, Lettuce founder Rich Melman, always told them that the restaurant business should be fun, and, as Jerrod now interprets that advice, "We want to be as playful as possible, and have a good time with our customers and the people we work with. Our goal for the menu was to create food we like to eat,” says R.J. The concept features a combination of cuisines including American, Mexican, and Asian food. They loaded it up with sushi, tacos, steaks, sandwiches, and burgers. Great salads and appetizers like the arugula Caesar and Pulled Chicken Nachos appeal to the bar crowd, while the filet mignon steak tacos and the charred sake salmon serve notice that Hub 51 is providing both a great time and wonderful food.

With dozens of beers, wines and cocktails, Hub 51 is all about what you like. Sub 51, a private lounge below the restaurant, becomes an exclusive nightclub on weekends, while space in the main restaurant is also available for private parties and semi-private events.



  • Hub 51 - Chicago, IL

    Hub 51 - Chicago, IL
    51 West Hubbard
    Chicago, IL

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    • Hours of Operation
      M-Wed 11:00am-12:00am
      Th-Fri 11:00am-2:00am
      Sat 10:00am-3:00am
      Sun 10:00am-10:00pm

      Sat-Sun 10:00am-2:00pm

Events & Promotions

    Monday, June 27th

    Hub 51 Taps the Firkin

    WHERE: Hub 51 - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Friday, June 27, 2016, 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: 312-828-0051

    Join Hub 51 and Tom Sawyer from Chicago’s own Finch’s Beer Co. for a  “Tap the Firkin” beer event. Saddle up to the bar and enjoy this exclusive Firkin Pinner -- a version of the brewery’s Sungasm Belgian-style Pale Ale that’s been dry-hopped with whole leaf citra hops and green tea. Enjoy a pint (or several) and chat with other beer aficionados along the way.

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    Wednesday, June 1st to Thursday, June 30th

    Special Cocktails to Benefit The Kitchen Community this June

    WHERE: Bub City - Rosemont, IL
    WHEN: June 2016
    CONTACT: please contact your location of interest

    The Kitchen Community and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises are teaming up this June with a mission to build more Learning Gardens in Chicago Public Schools, giving children in our community access to real, whole food and food education.

    Throughout the month of June, select Lettuce restaurants will be donating $1 from each signature cocktail sold to Chicago’s Kitchen Community. Participating restaurants and featured signature cocktails include:

    Bub City (435 N. Clark St.) – Back Porch TeaBub City Rosemont (5441 Park Place) – Low Country LemonadeHub 51 (51 W. Hubbard St.) – Hub Punch il Porcellino (59 W. Hubbard St.) – Jimmy Two TimesRamen-san (59 W. Hubbard St.) – Cilantro Lime MargaritaR.J. Grunts (2056 Lincoln Park West) – Grunts’ MargaritaRPM Italian (52 W. Illinois St.) – BelliniRPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie St.)  – Old FashionedThree Dots and a Dash (435 N. Clark St.) - Three Dots and a Dash  

    The Kitchen Community has 115 Learning Gardens that serve 36,900 students in the Chicago public school system, with a goal of reaching 200 in the local community by 2019. Nationwide, the Kitchen Community impacts more than 125,000 children a day with 240 Learning Gardens in schools and community organizations across the country

    Our Mission: The Kitchen Community believes children must first understand the importance and value of real food. By starting in schoolyards, with Learning Gardens as our primary initiative, we seek to create this value shift, leveraging real food as a tool to build strong communities. These Learning Gardens serve schools as outdoor classrooms and experiential play-spaces that connect kids to real food and empower them to make healthier food choices. We believe that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and community. 

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