Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 5 P.M. - 11:30 P.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. | SUNDAY: 5 P.M. - 10:30 P.M
312.624.8154 | WEBSITE

Step up to the bar in the decadent main room at Bavette’s and it’s not difficult to imagine what Chicago might have been like in the 1920s or ’30s. Most nights soft jazz croons over the speakers while vested bartenders inquire about your Martini preference and suited men converse in the overstuffed leather booths that line the walls. Drinks are divided into categories like “sparkling,” “classics” and “Old-Fashioneds,” all of which match Bavette’s penchant for channeling the bygone.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • oysters / raw bar
  • good wine
  • full menu
What to drink
An Old-Fashioned (choose between rye, bourbon or cognac), gin Martini to your specifications or the house Pickleback—a $6.50 shot of Jameson with an accompanying back of spiced pickle juice.
River North
If the entry-level bar is full, head downstairs to the intimate basement lounge area.