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voted ”Best New Bar In America" by Details Magazine

The menu

Whiskey and cocktails are the order of the day

Opened in June, 2012, Drumbar is a speakeasy style rooftop bar off Michigan Avenue located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The moody yet energetic bar boasts an intimate indoor lounge area and a beautiful outdoor terrace with views of Lake Michigan and the Hancock building. The bar program is overseen by Gary Matthews.

Drumbar’s spirits menu is comprised of an unparalleled selection of earnestly sought after whiskeys, scotches, bourbons and cognacs. Many of these are limited released, one-of-a-kind, highly allocated products meant to offer some of the world’s most unique spirits to guests. Drumbar also has a unique partnership with The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society, an organization that selects and bottles single-cask scotches from distilleries all over Scotland.

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Hours of operation

Sunday to Wednesday Closed,

Thursday, 5PM to 12AM,

Friday, 5PM to 2AM,

Saturday, 5PM to 3AM,


Happy Hour, Thursday & Friday 5PM to 7PM

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Speakeasy style with
mesmerizing city views

Drumbar, which sits on the 18th floor of the Raffaello Hotel, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated and buzzed about cocktail-focused bars, earning such accolades as “Top Ten Bars in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, “Best Whiskey Bar” by GQ Magazine, and “One of the Best New Bars in America” by Details Magazine.

The drumBAR is accessible via the accessible elevator. For more information on accessibility, please view our Accessibility Statement.

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