Room 13

Bars, Cocktail bars Lake View
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Courtesy of The Old Chicago Inn
Photograph: Courtesy of The Old Chicago Inn

Behind the doors of The Old Chicago Inn you'll find the prohibition-era speakeasy Room 13.


Venue name: Room 13
Address: 3222 N Sheffield Ave

Cross street: Belmont Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-1am
Transport: El: Red, Brown, and Purple to Belmont Bus: 22, 77
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4.5 / 5

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The only way into this bar is with a membership or if you have a room at the Old Chicago Inn, but I was lucky enough to get in during Chicago Open House. The drinks are very classic cocktails, and the place is quite small. There's a piano in the back and you can enter through the alley. 

Looks like an awesome spot. Wasn't able to go in due to the fact that you need membership and a password to get in. We'll make sure to be prepared for the next time.


I was very fortunate to be invited to a private birthday party at Room 13 - otherwise I'm not sure how I'd score a password (without reserving a room upstairs at the Old Chicago Inn). The space feels like you've been transported to an older time thanks to an impeccable attention to detail in decor and drink. The staff was friendly, the drinks were strong, and the feeling of exclusivity is pretty cool. I definitely recommend... if you can get in.