October 29, 2018

A stunner for absinthe cocktails and worldly epicurean cuisine 
With a bohemian ‘50s vibe and opulent chandeliers that help make it one by the most visually stunning new openings in recent memory, this latest offering from Bonhomme Hospitality Group (Celeste, Bordel, F...

August 30, 2018


August 30, 2018

You’ve been on one date, but it’s still way too early to tell if this is the person who will take your side in an argument at Thanksgiving. Here are five great places to go next.

Beatnik in West Town is an upbeat place where you can share Mediterranean small plates whil...


June 13, 2018


If this isn’t on your date night list already, it is time for you to get with the program! This cocktail bar and restaurant has seriously stunning interiors, and though it’s technically indoors, the glass ceiling and abundance of plants create a sun-filled jungl...

May 29, 2018

There’s nothing quite as unique as the Beatnik, which features decor that hints at rustic, classic, and gaudy undertones, all collaborating to create a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience for you and your date.

By Urban Matter


May 22, 2018

Like the environment, the food is eclectic. The menu has mainly small plates, plus a few large-format options (called “feasts”) that serve three to four. ....

......small plates are pretty good, so you should focus your attention on those. Try the baba ghanoush - it has...

May 21, 2018


Boho-chic New American restaurant & bar

Cocktail Bar · East Village · $$$


Globally influenced New American cuisine and cocktails are presented at this exotic West Town eatery with an upscale vibe. In a nod to the beatnik era of the...

May 17, 2018

Beatnik isn’t just a nighttime hang. The West Town bar and restaurant is equipped with an indoor-outdoor courtyard, and during warmer weather, floor to ceiling windows at the front of the restaurant open for al fresco dining and drinking (a retractable roof is also in...

April 27, 2018

On a warm Chicago day, there is one place to be: posted on a great rooftop or patio, beverages and bites within reach. To that end, we've compiled a list of outdoor dining spaces throughout the city, organized by neighborhood, so everyone can eat alfresco all season lo...

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