About Us & Events

About us

Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse is not just your typical bar with food in the Near West Side / West Loop neighborhood, but rather a unique Traditional American fare, craft cocktail and local brew bistro, blended for an unforgettable experience.



08:00 PM - 01:00 AMRehabilitation Mondays/Industry Night! $3 Lite & Bud Light Drafts // $5 All Craft Drafts // $6 Jameson Shots // $6 Assorted Premium Tequilas // $7 Effen White, Ketel One & Tito's Cocktails~ Late Night Kitchen Specials - $5 Burgers, 1/2 Price Pizzas, 89 cent Wings

All Specials

Wise Owl's 2 Year Anniversary - featuring 7th HEAVEN

06:00 PM - 03:00 AMWAMI Live and WISE OWL - DRINKERY & COOKHOUSE presents: 7th heaven We'll be celebrating Wise Owl's 2yr Anniversary with 7th Heaven LIVE from our outdoor patio stage -- Saturday, June 3rd at Wise Owl!! $5 Pre-Sale General Admission Tickets via https://events.wamilive.com/e/62/7th-heaven-at-wise-owl-2yr-anniversary-party | Service fee included in ticket price. All Sales Final, No Refunds or Exchanges!! $10 General Admission!! 21+ to enter!! Doors Open at 6pm!!

All Events

We are looking forward to helping you plan every detail of your next event, casual or formal, we can help you make it memorable and successful. Wise Owl has a unique layout, with a dining room, lounge and bar area and one of the largest outdoor patios in the West Loop / Near West Side area. We can accommodate groups of 20-200 and can customize any package to suit your needs! Free parking and complimentary Uber / Lyft service for all customers to United Center Events (Blackhawks/Bulls/Concerts).

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Great food and service! The staff is fun and friendly and very accommodating...

- Julia K., Yelp (5 Stars)

...Was greeted as soon as we walked in, service was awesome and food was even better. The truffle calamari was great. Definitely will be returning.

- Vanessa T., Yelp (5 Stars)

Great space, great people, great service and Mike behind the bar was quick and awesome. Definitely will co.e back when I'm in town. 5 stars

- Matt M., Yelp (5 Stars)

It has great food, drinks and a really cool atmosphere. Would highly recommend anyone to come to this restaurant.

- Quinton J., Yelp (5 Stars)

Super affordable, and on top of it all, tons of awesome beers on tap!...

- Meghan F., Yelp (5 Stars)

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324 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL
Bar/Lounge hours:
Sundays 10 AM - Midnight
Mon - Fri 11 AM - 2 AM
Saturdays 10 AM - 3 AM
Kitchen hours:
Sun. 10 AM - 9 PM
Mon. 11 AM - 10 PM / Industry night menu until 1 AM
Tues. 11 AM - 10 PM
Wed. 11 AM - 10 PM
Thurs. 11 AM - 10 PM
Fri. 11 AM - 10 PM / Late night menu until midnight
Sat. 10 AM - 10 PM / Late night menu until midnight
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