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15 shareable punches and large-format drinks to order

These bars and restaurants serve punches and large-format drinks for big parties or just a small crew with a great thirst.

The Dawson serves Octopus' Garden for large groups.
Photo: Nicole Ess The Dawson serves Octopus' Garden for large groups.

Whether it's a birthday party or just a Friday night, when the evening calls for sharing a cocktail with friends, these Chicago restaurants and bars have you covered. From a punch that serves your 20 closest friends on a hot rooftop bar to smoothies built for two, try these extra large options the next time you're out.

Bars, Cocktail bars

Punch House's Punches

Lower West Side

All of Punch House's classic and contemporary punches are available in single servings for $8, carafes for $32, and bowls for $59. Enjoy their classic gin punch or try something new with their summery Dusek's Punch #5, filled with 5 Rabbit Paletas and rum.

Treasure Chest No. 1 at Three Dots and a Dash.
Photograph: Anjali Pinto
Bars, Cocktail bars

Three Dots and a Dash's Large Cocktails

River North

The tiki bar goes all out with large format drinks. The Aku Aku Lapu is made with rum and mezcal and serves two, while the biggest is the over-the-top $385 Treasure Chest, which serves eight and fills a treasure chest with rums, fruit and a bottle of Dom.

Kaiju Smoothies
Courtesy Yusho
Restaurants, Japanese

Yusho's Kaiju Smoothies


Yusho's kaiju smoothies serve two to four people and flavors rotate throughout the summer. They're yogurt-based (so they're good for you, right?) and spirits include sake, rum and makgeolli.