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A chef-driven tailgate party with inventive cuisine and house-smoked meats. A wide selection of local brews and innovative cocktails.


The Broken Barrel Bar is a chef-driven tailgate party with inventive cuisine and house-smoked meats. Guests can savor award-winning creations in an inviting atmosphere with friends and family in our exposed brick dining room or while enjoying exciting cocktails on our 2000 square foot beer garden. The Broken Barrel Bar is committed to a scratch kitchen, and whether you're dining with us or we're catering your next BBQ, we will strive to provide our guests with the most mouth-watering and craveable dinner and brunch in the city of Chicago.


While gathering with friends or watching a game, The Broken Barrel boasts a wide selection of local brews. And for those times when a beer just won't do, there's an innovative cocktail menu to take the edge off.


The Broken Barrel Bar has brought in a local graffiti artist (@cooney_werks) to add to the upscale neighborhood decor, while playlists created by popular local DJs provide the vibe from recognizable tunes from your past and present. And for those aspiring graffiti artists from 2 years old to 102 years old, there's the Broken Barrel Graffiti Wall for our guests to leave their mark.


The Broken Barrel Bar is not just a spot in the neighborhood. It is your go-to neighborhood spot. Our community is important to us, so we created a space to hang out and play bags or Giant Jenga, private space for your parties, we offer sponsorships to your sports teams and provide an atmosphere the whole family can enjoy.