Berkshire Room Opening 2013
Subway: Red to Grand(312) 894-0800 theberkshireroom.com41.892260 -87.627502 15 E Ohio Street (between State St and Wabash Ave) River North, Chicago
Sun–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri, Sat 4pm–3amAverage Cocktail: $12
Berkshire Room, the bar from the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group (Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner) in River North’s Acme Hotel, doesn't just name-check the Berkshire Hotel, the Acme’s former name from the 1920–1950s. The decor takes cues from old-world cocktail lounges and gives them a current, urban twist. The main bar area is set off by a mix of tall, white-washed walls and checkered tile flooring. Side rooms, off the main bar, include whiskey lockers for rare spirits, barrel-stave wall paneling, copper light fixtures and plush seating. And as for drinks, bartender Benjamin Schiller offers "a very progressive beverage program while embracing old-school service standards."