For EXPO Chicago 2018 (September 27–30), we’re providing an online edition of Whitewaller. For those traveling to the city, we’re sharing tips on where to see art, eat and sip, and stay. Below, we’re sharing our roundup of top bars and restaurants to enjoy while in town.
At Beatnik, old-war ambience shines through opulent décor, and new-age flavors burst from plates and cocktails. American and European bohemian lifestyles from the 1950s are seen exemplified through Middle Eastern-focused recipes that pull spices and inspiration from the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia, and Latin America—all for “New American” dishes not to be missed. Divided into four areas and full of craftsmanship details, the expansive place is perfect for sipping cocktails, enjoying a sit-down dinner, or reserving a private space.
Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the Turkish Coffee Semifredo for dessert.