Best Spots In Chicago For A Father’s Day Drink With Dad

June 18, 2015 7:00 AM

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21 and what could be a better way to show appreciation for Dad than by taking him out for a Father’s Day drink? Not only will he appreciate being taken out, but he will also appreciate the conversation that goes alongside a drink shared with a loved one. Here are the best spots in Chicago to take Dad out for a Father’s Day drink.
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The Berkshire Room
ACME Hotel entrance

15 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 894-0945

Dad will be sure to love this craft cocktail lounge with its sleek and classy surroundings; the décor has an old world feel, yet is modern and clean. The Berkshire Room specializes in “Dealer’s Choice,” barrel-finished and house cocktails by a very talented bartending team. Craft beers, “Blue Collar Lagers,” and small production wines by the bottle and glass are available. There’s also a nice selection of American whiskies, ryes and bourbons. Upscale bar snacks and desserts that Dad will enjoy can be paired nicely with the cocktails.

201 E. Delaware Place

Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 933-4805

The Drumbar is located on the 18th floor of the Raffaello Hotel and is a cocktail-focused rooftop bar. The large selections of classic cocktails are sure to please any dad’s taste. There is an indoor lounge area and a beautiful outdoor terrace, the perfect place to take Dad for a drink on Father’s Day. Not only can excellent drinks and conversation be had, but also the view of Chicago, including Lake Michigan and the Hancock building, are priceless.

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5148 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-9851

Hopleaf is a fantastic place to have a drink with Dad on Father’s Day while enjoying the outdoors, and the patio is fantastic. This Belgium focused restaurant offers a large selection of brews and samplings. Not only are the brews amazing, but the food is also a feast to the eyes and stomach. Steamed mussels are a must-order when sitting down with Dad for a great conversation and a cold beer.

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Gilt Bar
230 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 464-9544

The creative cocktails and interesting atmosphere make Gilt Bar a trendy place to take Dad for Father’s Day. Not only does Gilt Bar have a wonderful selection of cocktails, but Dad can also enjoy an excellent meal, as this is Michelin recommended. Although the atmosphere is on the dark side, Dad may appreciate the relaxation and upscale feel that the Gilt Bar offers.

1970 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 697-8204

If Dad loves beer, this is the bar to visit—Fountainhead has approximately 190 beers and 420 whiskeys, plus many other spirits of choice. The beer and whiskey can be enjoyed with Dad on the beautiful rooftop garden. If Dad prefers to stay indoors, the dark wood and fireplace with an old world theme will be sure to make him a happy camper on his special day. The extensive menu is also a treat, and Dad will enjoy pairing his drink of choice with the excellent food offerings.

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Michelle Guilbeau is a writer, reviewer, teacher and business owner living in Chicago, Illinois. She also has experience in school administration, literacy coaching and is proud founder of and Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of Chicago, food, travel, education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on

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