The Drifter Chicago

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The Drifter – Speakeasy hidden gem

The Drifter is one of those bars that if you don’t know about it from someone else, then you probably don’t know it exists. It’s tucked away on the lower level of the Green Door Tavern in River North. Although the Drifter has only been operating for a little over year in this space, it’s rightly keeping its roots as a speakeasy like it was back in the times of Al Capone and prohibition.

This place is also one of the best kept secrets for EXCELLENT and well-crafted cocktails. Their mixologists keep things fresh with dealer’s choice deck of drinks Tarot Cards, an ever-changing list of drinks each day and of course if you make nice with the bartender you can ask for something totally unique to satisfy your taste buds.

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, a delectable cocktail, nightly entertainment, perhaps some light bites and ambiance that transports you to another time, the Drifter is your spot.

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676 N Orleans, Chicago

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Opening Times

Tue 17:00 - 24:00, Wed - Fr 17:00 - 02:00, Sat 17:00 - 3:00


Live Cover: USD 4


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)