Le Bar

Cocktail Bar / Hotel Bar / Lounge
Le Bar Tucked inside the ultramodern Sofitel Hotel, Le Bar is a stylish and intimate lounge best known for its French fusion snacks, intricate cocktails, and assortment of gourmet cheeses. Chicago United States 41.898561 -87.627406
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Party Earth Review Tucked inside the ultramodern Sofitel Hotel, Le Bar is a stylish and intimate lounge best known for its French fusion snacks, intricate cocktails, and assortment of gourmet cheeses. Early in the evening, upscale hotel... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–W, Su 3pm–1am, Th–Sa 3pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Le Bar Review

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Tucked inside the ultramodern Sofitel Hotel, Le Bar is a stylish and intimate lounge best known for its French fusion snacks, intricate cocktails, and assortment of gourmet cheeses.

Tucked inside the ultramodern Sofitel Hotel, Le Bar is a stylish and intimate lounge best known for its French fusion snacks, intricate cocktails, and assortment of gourmet cheeses.

Early in the evening, upscale hotel guests and fashion-conscious couples sink into warm velvet chairs by a roaring fire to work their way through popular wine and cheese flights, or join the young suits who congregate at the long stainless steel bar to share a good bottle of scotch.

Vibrant purple chairs and low-backed loungers take up most of the space inside, while a sofa-lined terrace draws the dapper crowd out to enjoy organic small bites and Chicago’s brief but warm summers.

Floor-to-ceiling windows promise cheery natural light and great views of nearby Connors Park during the day, but the biggest crowd shows up after sunset, as passionate foodies stop in for salmon baguettes and absinthe-infused cocktails and groups of friends get together for a relaxed round before dinner at the hotel’s Café des Architectes, or before venturing out for rowdier pursuits.

Catering to a sociable, well-dressed clientele, Le Bar is a swanky drinking den perfect for both starting the night off right or settling in for a nightcap.

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Tip from Adriana:

If you like fresh fruit margaritas, Le Bar will not disappoint. The Backyard Blackberry is especially popular and is made with a mountain of fresh blackberries.

  • Crowd

    Well-dressed young entrepreneurs, couples, groups of friends, hotel guests, and older businessmen, late 20s to 30s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient classical, down-tempo, or contemporary jazz. Library area with books near the fireplace. TV. Periodic live jazz, usually on Fridays.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Upscale French snacks, appetizers, sandwich bites, and desserts.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $7–$19, sandwich bites $12, desserts $4. Beer $6–$8, wine $10–$23/glass or $60–$250+/bottle, wine flights $16–$20, regular cocktails $8–$13, absinthe cocktails $13, scotch $11–$50, whiskey $8–$10, bourbon $8–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Business casual: blazers, blouses, button-downs, slacks, dress shoes, heels, skirts, and classy jewelry.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Early evenings on weekdays for the cheese and wine flight specials, and Fridays and Saturdays for an upscale but mellow evening or to start the night.

  • Close By

    Café des Architectes, also in the Sofitel Hotel, is a popular French restaurant with a more expansive menu.

Le Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Swanky Spot
Maria S. Mar 17, 2013
If you're looking for a classy option, Le Bar is a good spot to check out. Upscale cocktails, as well as liquors and beers/wines, are available. Drinks are also typically served with a small selection of chips, olives, and popcorn. Although being a smaller venue, there is adequate seating, with tables, in addition to the bar and cozy lounge area that is complete with books. Attire is usually on the chicer side-think "Mad Men" classic style. Some standouts for this bar include a cool clock behind the bar, a starry ceiling, and good service.
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