Monroe Reserve is one of the newest private party rooms in Chicago. This intimate cocktail bar and private event space is connected to South Branch in the heart of downtown.
Stop in for a classic cocktail in The Loop or host your private event in the heart of the city.
This rustic chic respite is designed with dark wood, stone, and rich leather, complemented by accent lighting to create a refined yet cozy space.
A central horseshoe bar accented by a stone column is the focal point of the room, offering seating for 17. A drink rail wraps the room, allowing for 20 additional guests to cocktail comfortably.
Food & Beverage
The atmosphere is tastefully complemented by shareable bites such as the Charcuterie Board with our chef’s selection of assorted meats and cheese, baby artichokes, olives, pepperoncini, toasted almonds, candied pecans, flavored mustards, apple mostarda, and grilled ciabatta bread; unique items like the Bacon Flight with a choice of preparation, including candied, pecan praline, maple peppercorn, or jalapeño brown sugar; and the Spicy Lobster Martini with sweet and spicy chili aioli, scallions, and crispy wonton chips.
The beverage program features select wine on tap and by the glass or bottle, a robust whiskey list, elevated spirits, classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Negroni, Paloma and more, and craft beer on draft, offered in a 6 oz taster, full glass, or by the flight. Unique to Monroe Reserve, there is a rotating handle of Bourbon County Stout, so guests can always enjoy a new varietal.
There’s a red Reserved sign above the door to Monroe Reserve. If the sign is red, enjoy South Branch instead. If the sign is dim, come on in. Guests can also call ahead to see if the room is open.
Celebrations shouldn’t be reserved for the rare, “special” moments in life. We believe special moments happen every day. Celebrate the everyday.
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