Berkshire Room

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Berkshire Room

River North

Berkshire Room, the bar from the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group (Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner) in River North’s Acme Hotel, doesn't just name-check the Berkshire Hotel, the Acme’s former name from the 1920–1950s. The decor takes cues from old-world cocktail lounges and gives them a current, urban twist. The main bar area is set off by a mix of tall, white-washed walls and checkered tile flooring. Side rooms, off the main bar, include whiskey lockers for rare spirits, barrel-stave wall paneling, copper light fixtures and plush seating. And as for drinks, bartender Benjamin Schiller offers "a very progressive beverage program while embracing old-school service standards."

Venue name: Berkshire Room
Contact:
Address: 15 E Ohio Street
Chicago

Cross street: between State St and Wabash Ave
Opening hours: Sun–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri, Sat 4pm–3am
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 22, 29, 36, 65, 125, 156.
Price: Average Cocktail: $12

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Laura R
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I first visited this bar (I had to cross behind a velvet rope, after all), but it turns out this is a really chill little bar to hang out at for a drink or two. Great cocktails and attentive service. The crowd was diverse, as a lot of people were in town for business, just visiting, etc. It's a good mix.