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.



06:00 PM - 12:00 AMJoin us for Pregame Tuesdays!! Urban Professional Networking Cocktail Party with DJ out on patio!! Food specials 6pm - 10pm: $8 Burgers / $ 8 Pizzas (cheese, up-charge additional ingredients) / 99¢ wings (boneless too) / 20% off Tacos Drink specials: $7 Tito's / $6 Don Julio / $6 Jameson / $4 Heineken / $4.50 All Craft Beer on Tap

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Wise Owl Presents: Thusday $500 Karaoke Contest

08:30 PM - 11:30 PMNew  Karaoke Night Contest began last Thursday, so join us every week  for a chance to compete and win!! One winner each week (first four weeks) and those four winners will compete in the finals on the fifth week for a chance to win a $500 GRAND PRIZE. The audience will be the judge by round of applause each week. So feel free to tell your friends to come out and cheer you on!! Please RSVP via www.WiseOwlKaraoke.Eventbrite.com

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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