Beatnik on the River, located in Chicago's Loop, is an exotic neighborhood escape offering Mediterranean cuisine, tropical cocktails, and global music.
NAMED AFTER THE BOHEMIAN FREETHINKERS OF THE 1950S AND ’60S, BEATNIK WEST TOWN CHANNELS THE BEATNIK GENERATION’S SENSE OF STYLE, ASPIRATION AND REBELLION TO CREATE AN EXOTIC ESCAPE WITH MAXIMALIST INTERIORS, LUSH GARDENS, INGREDIENT-LED COCKTAILS AND MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE.
Mirroring our design-through-storytelling whimsy, Executive Chef Marcos Campos takes guests on a journey through the Middle East with flavors from Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Northern Syria while utilizing local farms in the Midwest. Beatnik’s bar finds a fine balance between relaxed and attentive service, with a team that elevates the experience with a culinary approach to craft cocktails.
DRINKS ARE SAVORY AND FRESH, WITH INVENTIVE RECIPES THAT FOLLOW A NO-WASTE SENSIBILITY BY UTILIZING KITCHEN LEFTOVERS OR INGREDIENTS FOUND IN OUR GARDENS OR THE COCKTAILS THEY ADORN.
We are now accepting big group bookings for up to 18 guests. No set menu; no minimums; no contracts; just a respectful reservation policy. We can’t wait to celebrate big with you!
Take us over! From intimate happy hours and jubilant milestones to company buyouts and special occasions, our passionate and skilled events team is ready to help you plan a perfect event. Click on the link provided to tell us more about your celebration.