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Cocktails at Broken Shaker
  • The Drifter – This place is more time portal than speakeasy- venture below the Green Door Tavern in River North back into the roaring 1920’s with gangster era décor, top notch libations, and frequent live entertainment.
  • The Office – Even after the departure of Charles Joly, The Office is hard to beat when it comes to cocktails and innovation here in Chicago. It’s hidden, exclusive, intimate, but somehow remains unpretentious to those lucky enough to get downstairs. Just don’t expect to leave in a hurry as they hand-caligrapher your bill.
  • Maple & Ash – Newest of the chic steakhouses in the old Hunt Club space, this sleek and sexy restaurant is a perfect spot to grab a martini and watch some of Chicago’s best dressed.
  • Celeste – Sure to be a Chicago classic, Celeste adds sophistication to riotous Hubbard Street with well-executed cocktails in sublime surroundings. It’s already one of our favorite rooftops, and if you’re there late night indulge in the fried chicken.
  • Cerise – The rooftop bar of the Virgin Hotel, Cerise is definitely a see-and-be-seen destination.
  • Broken Shaker – This Miami transplant means to adds some funk and a truly laid back vibe to River North. It’s like having cocktails in your grandma’s kitchen, but still somehow totally cool.
  • Sparrow – This new Gold Coast stunner will become a local hang in no time. Evocative of a 1930’s Havana hotel, it’s all the rum cocktails you want with a really cool vibe.
  • Queen Mary – The newest revival from the team that brought you Pub Royale, the Queen Mary is a delightful romp and perfect way to spend an evening.
  • The Milk Room – Paul McGee’s new private micro-bar tucked next to the Game Room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Land and Sea Dept’s beverage maestro has outdone himself here with cocktails based on small batch rare liquors that are only available while supplies last.


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