About Us


Much like the ingredients of a great cocktail or dish, when blended in the right combination things at CBR just come together. 

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The Food.

Simple elegance.

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The Drinks.

Perfect execution.

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The Feeling.

Informal sophistication.

The Experience

With dishes rooted in fresh ingredients, drinks hand-crafted to perfection and an atmosphere designed to welcome anyone anytime – day or night – the CBR experience is designed to make you want to return.

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Natural finishes and muted tones create everyday opulence in a warm and inviting atmosphere at CBR, from the twinkling candlelight to the rich leather seating, all overlooking the bustling River North neighborhood through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

The flavors of corn, barley, and rye weave into the quiet elegance of a well-balanced whiskey, overall evoking the feeling of a favorite softly-lit spot complemented by a modern American Brasserie-style menu of hearty dishes, light bites, and, of course, craft cocktails.

Fruit Salad and Mimosas at CBR
View of the Dining Room and Bar at CBR
Burger and Basket of Fries at CBR
Scrabble Board and Popcorn Snacks in a Lounge


Whether for intimate happy hour gatherings, celebratory social affairs or a dynamic, interactive destination for a business meeting, the unique private event spaces at CBR Chicago offer an ideal blend of energy and privacy.

Take advantage of our Canvas space with a combined Lower Canvas area complete with an open kitchen (perfect for interactive Chef-driven experiences) and Upper Canvas room to retreat for a private meal. Planning a larger affair? Combine the Canvas room with a buy-out of CBR and allow our inspired culinary and cocktail options infuse your special event with a taste all its own.

Upper & Lower Canvas: 1150 sq. ft. | Up to 120 reception-style
Canvas & CBR: 3645 sq. ft. | Up to 225 reception-style


Open kitchen at CBR Chicago.
Private Events at CBR Chicago.
Canvas Room at CBR Chicago.
CBR Bar at CBR Chicago.