Casual American

Browse below to see a curated list of recommendations for CASUAL AMERICAN cuisine.

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AceBounce is an immense ping pong playground and restaurant with award winning chefs and mixologists, creating an unprecedented experience. The curated menu by James Beard-awarded Chef, Rick Gresh, pair nicely with energetic and inventive beverages from chief mixologist Peter Vestinos. AceBounce is a destination for groups or individuals who are seeking something out of the ordinary without sacrificing taste or quality. The formula is simple: combine the unexpected fun of ping pong, with impeccable hospitality to provide a legendary experience. Perfectly positioned in downtown Chicago, AceBounce has tailored spaces and custom options for parties from 6 to 550.

Bounce Sporting Club is a full scale restaurant located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown, River North neighborhood. Bounce presents the ultimate sports lounge experience; which is the evolution of a modern sports bar intertwined with an upscale restaurant ambiance that appeals to lifestyle conscious Chicagoans & visitors.

With its captivating nightlife, four different private event spaces, and capacity for up to 650 guests, Bounce is your one stop shop for group events, dining and entertainment

Chef Luciano Kitchen + Chicken

https://www.chefluciano.com49 E Cermak Rd312-326-0062

Family owned and operated since their founding in 1982, Chef Luciano Kitchen & Chicken proudly serves their unique blend of flavors from the American South, the Caribbean, Italy & India in a comfortable counter serve setting.

The Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch combine to create a high-energy, 23,000 square foot event venue. Located above Chicago’s historic Magnificent Mile, the premier event space blends the luxury of Michigan Avenue with the city’s love for its legendary sports teams, creating an unparalleled Windy City experience.

​Combining interactive entertainment, state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities and upscale design, the Chicago Sports Museum is the ideal venue for casual and formal events. Massive windows with breathtaking lake views flood the space with natural light. The entire venue can be rented as an exclusive playground for receptions of up to 1200 guests or for seated events of up to 300 guests. Smaller spaces within the Museum are also available for private events.

ETA Restaurant + Bar: A tavern for today’s travelers, welcoming guests with rustic American fare and Midwestern warmth. Paying homage to Chicago’s rich history of hosting travelers from across the globe, ETA Restaurant + Bar welcomes visitors and locals alike as they dine in a warm, wood-ensconced dining room that captures the essence of Chicago’s first and finest inns and taverns. Restaurant Chef Matt Lange has developed a menu that serves up locally sourced, seasonally-inspired dishes that pull inspiration from rustic meals of the past with an elevated spin of today.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, marked by the giant iconic guitar that illuminates our parking lot, is located in the heart of the vibrant River North neighborhood, just blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. For more than 30 years, our cafe has been a one-of-a-kind dining, entertainment and shopping destination known worldwide for embracing funky styles and blending them with legendary food, beverages, live music and music history. Hard Rock International is the world’s largest curator of music memorabilia, and our cafe walls are lined with priceless pieces from musical legends like Billy Joel, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Prince. Are you looking for the perfect venue to host your next event? Our professional event planning and catering team specialize in seamless service that’s sure to make your event unforgettable. Hard Rock Cafe Chicago is a full-service event venue featuring savory, customizable menus for every occasion, flexible event capabilities, a state of the art sound system, and more. Events available for up to 650 rockstars.

Heineken Pub97 can cater for a variety of occasions: we offer everything from pizza & wings to prime rib & seasonal vegetables. Take advantage of our patio space along the river complete with fire pit, food & beverage service and party games for adults and children. Pub97 can host any occasion for groups of up to 250 people – corporate celebrations, meetings and social events. Pub97 also features indoor/outdoor amenities such as AV equipment, microphone capabilities and dedicated HDMI capable TVs for all your tech needs. Don’t forget to book time on our turf fields for a unique and lively event!

Hub 51’s distinctive menu of American fare features a wide variety of dishes influenced by coastal regions in California, Mexico and Asia. Simple in approach, the cuisine ranges from homemade tacos and seafood to signature sandwiches and sushi—not to mention a delicious (and popular!) weekend brunch—and boasts a well-curated craft beer program.

Pinstripes Bistro • Bowling • Bocce

www.pinstripes.com435 E Illinois St312-527-3010

Pinstripes is the ultimate host for you to connect over a memorable, shared experience. We do this by providing unique entertainment in sophisticated, comfortable places to gather—all served by our scratch kitchen. We then host tailored combinations of dining, classic bowling, bocce, and events. All with amazing food and gracious service, so you can enjoy a genuine moment connecting with someone you care about.

A River North experience unlike any other! We’re redefining a night out with friends with thoughtfully crafted food & cocktails, beautiful design, and everyone’s favorite bar game – Darts!

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

www.rockbottom.com1 W Grand Ave312-755-9339

Rock Bottom is an engaging craft beer experience where beer enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of unique homegrown beers brewed on-site. Come join us at one of our two bars or on our rooftop beer garden for a cold drink and extensive menu options. Private space available!

Nestled among the city’s skyline along the Chicago River, the large outdoor patio with open-air bar is a favorite for work lunches and happy hours – an oasis in the center of the bustling city. A bold and contemporary restaurant in Chicago’s Loop, centrally located between Union and Ogilvie train stations, South Branch is also a unique venue for weekend weddings and large corporate events.

Just north of Millennium Park and steps from Chicago’s Theater district, Sweetwater’s casual atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night celebrating. The vibrant bar and restaurant sits on Michigan Avenue, just south of the Chicago River, offering full views of the city from the spacious outdoor patio.

The Cubby Bear Lounge

www.cubbybear.com1059 W. Addison 773-327-1662

Cubby Bear is located directly across the street from historic Wrigley Field and boasts 30,000 square feet of party space for groups of all size. Serving up our World Famous Garlic Fries, Cold Beer & Hot Tunes from local & national musicians for tourists & locals!

The Windsor, opened in Summer 2015, is newest member of the 4 Star Restaurant Group (owners of Crosby’s Kitchen, The Smoke Daddy, Dunlay’s, DOC Wine Bar, Frasca and Remington’s). The menu was created by Chef Todd Stein with a focus on unique and expansive rotisserie options, shareable plates, craft beer and cocktails for lunch, brunch and dinner. Perfect for busy families, professionals, and visitors in the area, the menu also features a selection of fresh options to go.

Where good times are always on tap. That’s because we’re more than just a restaurant, and so much more than a sports bar. Our fun, festive atmosphere makes us the go-to place to watch sports, enjoy a cold beer and hang out with friends. We offer a delicious menu, more than 24 draft and bottled beers to choose from and an extensive spirit selection. All this, plus year-round, nonstop pro and college sports action on all of our HD screens. Of course, there’s also our World Famous Tilted Kilt Girls®.

Wells St. Market is the go-to food hall and market offering standout dining options from ten chef driven Chicago restaurants. The vast dining, drinking, and shopping options make the Market the perfect stop-off at any time of day, from quickly picking up breakfast or lunch to enjoying cocktails after work and entertaining your group up to 300 people.

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