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.



11:00 AM - 02:00 AMWhy Not Taco Wednesday?! We have $2 Tacos All Day & Night, as well as $3.50 Corona & Corona Light Btls, $5 Don Julio & Patron Silver!! Open karaoke starts at 9 p.m. *All discounts are for dine-in only customers *Kitchen closes at 10pm on most weekdays. *Late night menu available 10pm to Midnight on Friday/Saturday Nights and on Blackhawks/Bulls home games and United Center & UIC Pavilion Concerts

All Specials

NFL Former Players Meet & Greet Game Night

07:00 PM - 11:00 PMWise Owl welcomes the NFL Former Players Chicago chapter meeting & event on Thurdsay, October 19th at 7pm. Come watch the Chiefs battle the Raiders in the company of over 40 former NFL Players! Meet, greet and mingle with former NFL players while enjoying the game. Autographs, Raffles & Photo Ops will all be available for all guests who join us for this very special evening! Seating will be limited so please arrive early. NFL Former Players Roster for the evening so far.... Wendell Davis-Chicago Bears, Desmond Clarke-Chicago Bears, Jerry Fontenot-Chicago Bears, Brent Novoselsky-Minnesota Vikings, Emery Moorehead-Chicago Bears(85 SB Champ), Reggie Smith-Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Marques Sullivan-Buffalo Bills, Kinnon Tatum II-Carolina Panthers, Paul Ernster-Denver Broncos, Shafer Suggs-New York Jets, Chandler Harnish-Indianapolis Colts, Brian Glasgow-Chicago Bears, Greg Bloedorn-Seattle Seahawks, Dan Morjal-Chicago Bears, Corey Mays-Kansas City Chiefs, Gemara' Williams-New England Patriots, Chuck Logan-Pittsburgh Steelers, Tim Tyrrell-Atlanta Falcons, David Porter-Green Bay Packers, Mike Hoban-Chicago Bears, Michael Blair-Green Bay Packers, Reginald Torian-Philadelphia Eagles, Tony Furjanic- Buffalo Bills, Mike Martin-Cincinnati Bengals, Les Shy-Dallas Cowboys, Alan Baxter-Pittsburgh Steelers, Patrick Brown-Minnesota Vikings, Tom Hicks-Chicago Bears, Tom Serpento-Exec. Director NFLPA / RPFPC Chicago chapter

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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