August 30, 2018

By Kat Odell
We’re hanging on to summer for as long as we can—so while it’s still hot out, we’re chilling with blended cocktails. But so many of our favorite drinks are loaded with sugar, which can really ruin the party. So we tapped four top bartenders and got them to...

August 30, 2018

Let’s be honest—it’s hard to resist a boozy slushie. And though we haven’t quite tired of ubiquitous Frosé, there are other blended beauties out there waiting to be discovered. From an Aperol-inflected slushie to a rosé amped up with basil and overproof rum, these six...

February 13, 2018


Whether you’re seated in the dark and pillow-strewn dining room or the high-ceilinged, garden-like front bar, this is a place where beautiful music could be made, especially if you score one of the booths along the wall. Romance will flourish as you feed each ot...

February 12, 2018


Though this place could get by on aesthetics alone, Beatnik’s drinks are as luscious as its bohemian décor. Derived by Liz Pearce (The Drifter, The Aviary) and maintained by Benjamin Wood (Distilled NY), the cocktail menu offers a wide range of distinctive fl...

Written by: Candice Currie

January 9, 2018

 Review by David Zivan

Chef Marcos Campos, of Beatnik in Chicago, IL, has crafted a menu bursting with a flavor and variety, just as unique as the decor that makes up this eccentric restaurant. Chef Marcos shares some of his favorite dishes with us and what visitor’s ca...

January 7, 2018

Amber Gibson , CONTRIBUTOR

Chicago is easily one of the top places in the country to dine at any price point. This year brought a slew of diverse new restaurants to the city's already impressive collection. There were some sad closures – we'll miss Won Fun, Grace a...

January 1, 2018


Where: Chicago, Illinois 

The Gist: Billed as a mediterranean hybrid, Beatnik is the collaborative effort of Spanish and Iraqi restauranteurs. The menu reflects this dichotomy in an array of plates categorized into either “Mezze” or shareable “Feast” fare. T...

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