The recently rehabbed Cocktail, is one of the most inviting playful bars/ restaurants in Lakeview, appealing to a broad-based clientele that is short on attitude and long on fun. Its two attractive bars (cocktail & garden bar) feature black crystal chandeliers, onyx-lit bar tops and a swank sidewalk café, known as the gardens. Cocktail is the perfect place to sip libations, enjoy great food (starting may 2012) and converse with friends, both old and new.
When the lights go down, the scene gets a bit more lively thanks in large part to a stage area that hosts the “Spank Go Go Boys" (Sat-midnight & Sun-9p)
Dubbed the “Home of House Music on Halsted Street”, Cocktail boasts an impressive line-up of resident DJs that includes Freddie Bain, Carla Starla,Redux, Sadie Woods and AJ Dubbz. Mixing the latest dance grooves from Chicago and around the world as well as presenting some of the hottest dancers in the city, Cocktail consistently serves up a fun atmosphere with an amazingly diverse crowd.
cocktail serves up great food
Starting May 2012 Cocktail serves up a whole new menu with all the style you've come to expect! The new expansion brings a whole new Cocktail.,
Our menu features an Artichoke Terrine - Baked artichoke dip with parmesan & baked pita chips that live in infamy; a long time favorite of geNo. Cocktail burgers - 3 to choose from : 1- House made BBQ sauce with sautéed onion, 2 - Gorgonzola 3- sliced tomato with basil.
Check out our full menu!
the new garden bar
"garden bar,” opened its door in late October as a more intimate alternative to Cocktail, garden bar, is the ideal space for private events. With the same amber appeal, garden bar is the perfect setting for all types of events, charity fundraisers, birthday, company holiday parties, and many more. Garden bar's separate sound control allows it to be transformed into a uniquely different atmosphere then Cocktail. We offer a wide range of drink packages and catering options. We can also add one of our "spank" go-go boy packages.
Please contact our Event Specialist
He will be pleased to help you customize garden bar to your event.
the gardens @ cocktail
the gardens at Cocktail is a 1,192 square foot sidewalk cafe, a breathtaking addition to the corner of Halsted at Roscoe.
the gardens will be open from April to December (weather permitting)
The gardens are lined with lush green box hedges, furnished by Chicago's own Orange Skin you will find our Jasper Morrison Furniture as comfortable as Air! We top it off with plenty of golden shaded seating under the posh cover of our distinctive Veuve Clicquot umbrellas.
On Saturday & Sunday, Cocktail and the gardens host a Garden Party Brunch.