Berkshire Room

The Berkshire Room Chicago cocktail bars
Image: The Berkshire Room
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 11 A.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 2 A.M.
312.894.0945 | WEBSITE

Located on the first floor of downtown’s Acme Hotel, the hip Berkshire Room oozes a cool, modern ambiance that hints at exclusivity. But while the interior décor is lush, the drinking agenda is decidedly democratic. Barrel-aged cocktails share menu space with “blue collar lagers” and the crowd ranges from locals and industry types to hotel guests.

Known For
  • craft beer
  • craft cocktails
  • hotel bar
  • bar food
  • lots of whiskey
What to drink
A bottled craft brew or The Weston, a smoky, supple concoction with Chicago’s Dark Matter coffee, bourbon and an aggressive mist of pipe tobacco spray.
River North
The “dealer’s choice” program is top notch, thanks to a set list of ordering guidelines including spirit base, flavor profile and glassware preference. Some of the desserts are created specifically to pair with these cocktails.