This is a relatively new addition to the Chicago bar scene, opening earlier this year in the Acme Hotel on Ohio. This is a very intimate and classy cocktail lounge, serving unique hand-crafted cocktails. The menu includes a variety of house cocktails or you can create your own, which is the option I'd definitely recommend. You choose your spirit, your flavor profile (fruity, spicy, sweet & sour, smokey) and the type of glass; from there the bartenders work their magic.
There is a also a good selection of craft beers and a well-rounded wine list and a very extensive spirits list that includes whiskey and Mezcal.
They have a nice menu of small bites and desserts; the Dealer's Choice bar snacks are a fun way to start and go well with a variety of cocktails. I'd recommend the Pulled Pork sliders if you want something more substantial. They were so good we ended up getting a second order.
Unless you are going early, you'll probably want to make a reservation, as it gets crowded later in the evening. This is a fun place for girls night out or a great option for a before or after dinner drink on a date.
The Berkshire Room is located at 15 E. Ohio Street in the Acme Hotel.
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