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

CBR is a stylish cocktail bar and restaurant nestled in The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North. 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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Approachable elegance sets the tone at CBR. Seamlessly blending rich colors and natural finishes with floor-to-ceiling windows, the space provides abundant natural light, which cascades over the sleek modern bar. Low and high-top tables line the perimeter with soft lighting, giving outsiders a peek into the cozy, intimate setting. 

The flavors of seasonal craft cocktails and a diverse selection of spirits and spirit-free options evoke the feeling of a favorite softly-lit spot, complemented by a modern American Brasserie-style menu of refreshing dishes, creative happy hour specials and light bites.

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.