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John Brown's on the Square

Opens in 13 min: 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Open today: 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Great place!

Came here to see my favorite band. Excellent experience all the way around! Great atmosphere and... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Greg M
via mobile
Local pub

We can go there and always meet friends from around town who have just stopped by for a quick... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Marion, Illinois
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  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
16 Jun 2018
“Great place!”
10 Jul 2017
“Local pub”
Opens in 13 min
Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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1000 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959-2645
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Came here to see my favorite band. Excellent experience all the way around! Great atmosphere and service. Great vibe!

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We can go there and always meet friends from around town who have just stopped by for a quick refreshment, check out the schedule of upcoming events, or see what new beer selection is on special. Can be quiet and comfortable. The Grills night out...More

Thank Dixie19532016
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One of the friendliest, hometown bars you are likely to find. Local bands and artists make John Brown's a must see for anyone who is visiting Marion.

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

John Browns recently re-opened and is a pretty cool place. They have a huge selection of beer that is always cheap ($3). They have live music and sometimes host grilling events in the alley next to the bar.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place to go for a round or two after work. They have a relaxed atmosphere and a good craft beer selection. On weekends it can get a bit crowded due to the size but it's a friendly crowd so check them out.

Thank ANR_78
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I must say this is one of the best bars in Marion. They serve excellent drinks and the atmosphere is very eclectic with people from all diverse backgrounds. The place was packed but they managed to keep the drinks coming.

Thank JReece2005
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have been at this venue on many occasions and found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this place to anyone, UNfortunately, the business burned down and is no longer open.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 12 March 2016

John Brown's was our favorite place to go. Great atmosphere. Interesting selection of beers. However there was a fire in January and it has not reopened. I hope they reopen.

Thank Miles F
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

These people that own this bar are absolutely charming Missy and John Brown are very nice people and run a great little bar first Tuesday of every month is blues night and Friday night is bad night I have all kinds of specials John Brown's...More

Thank LittleMiss99
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Very unique place!!! Great selection of craft beer as well as domestics. The music is very eclectic as well as the crowd. Good band the night we were there. It looked like the band line-up for the next month or so was pretty diverse. Friendly...More

Thank Starship1967
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