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Bars, Lounges River North
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Courtesy Henry's

When the DMK team opened Henry's in the old Lao 18 space, they installed a bar menu that would appeal to everyone. There's cheap beer, frozen drinks, boilermakers and cocktails, plus an extensive list of sliders to keep you upright.


Venue name: Henry's
Address: 18 W Hubbard St
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand.
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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It's a decent bar in a super trendy area. I really enjoy how large and spacious it is. The floor to ceiling windows open when the weather is nice; which is always great.

The music was good, pretty standard downtown bar music. There was a fun photo booth and the modge podge of vintage magazine pics on the wall are fun and kitschy. Drinks were good. It was basically on par with the other bars in the area. Solid, but nothing spectacular.

This review isn't for Henry's (though I do like Henry's!), but for the Rec Room, which is underneath. Aka my new favorite bar in Chicago. If you are 27-31 years old and loved to rap along to DMX in junior high, check out the Rec Room. Seriously. Also can't beat the $8 draft cocktails! I will definitely be back here to dance and drink. 

Henry's has easily one of my favorite happy hours in all of The Loop/River North. Depending on which day of the week it is, all draft cocktails are the price of the hour from either 5-8 pm or 7-9 pm. The draft cocktails are typically $12, so happy hour is a steal. And then, the menu is full of fun sliders to go with your drinks. They have the typical burger varieties, but they also have friends chicken, grilled cheese, lamb, etc. if you're feeling particularly adventurous, try the Elvis, which has peanut butter, bacon and banana. To top it all off, the smores for dessert are almost more fun to roast right on your table than they are to eat. The atmosphere is fun and quirky, with changing art on the walls and sometimes old movies being projected on the wall with no sound. Would definitely recommend for both dinner and/or drinks.