Monarch Brewing Company

212 S Independence St, Monticello IL 61856
$$ American

Monarch Brewing Company came to life over a couple of pints of homebrew in a kitchen here in Monticello. Our plans for a brewpub were underway but we needed a name. We agreed to call it “Monarch” in honor of the official butterfly of Illinois and also for the Monarch’s distinguishable colors that are resemblant in our beers.

We discovered this building and envisioned it becoming a unique brewpub. The building was previously home to the United Methodist Church of Monticello for 105 years (1911-2016). As the congregation moved to a new home, we moved in and began the transformation. Over the course of nine months, we performed an extensive remodel of the building. This included leveling the dining room floor. We pulled up every piece of hardwood, removed the old floor joists and reinstalled all of the original hardwood. The table tops and the bar top are made out of the old white pine floor joists. The wood from the original subfloor lines the surfaces of the bar. We maintained the existing pendant lights and stained-glass windows that are prominent fixtures in our brewpub.

Our kitchen and brewery are located in the basement of the building. This is where we make all of your food and beer fresh every day. We currently brew on a 3.5 barrel (BBL) system and serve all of our beer in-house only. Someday we plan to distribute our beer but for now, our focus is on serving the best beer possible to our guests here at Monarch.


Business Info

  • Address: 212 S Independence St, Monticello IL 61856
  • Cross Street: Main St
  • Cuisine: American | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Phone: (217) 631-1141
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Date Night,


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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Closed - Restaurant
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Brunch - Restaurant 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.5 out of 5 stars based on 1 votes