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What to Eat and Drink at Drumbar, Opening Tonight

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For at least the next few months, the sweetest words in a Chicagoan’s vocabulary could be “rooftop lounge.” Perched 18 stories up at the top of the 1925 Raffaello Hotel on Delaware, this chic lounge features two fireplaces and built-in seating (they didn’t just throw some chairs up there) for its not-too-high setting that puts you on an intimate scale with the buildings of Mag Mile. There’s a whisky and bourbon-focused cocktail program by mixologist Benjamin Newby (The Underground), and small plates from Chef Mauro Mafrici of Pelago. And it opens tonight, so check out the food, beer and wine menus below.


“Alzata” Two Tiers of Assorted Market fish and cold appetizers
Trio of Grilled Pizzete with Assorted Toppings
Grilled Club Panini with Cucumber Salad
Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Imported Italian Cheese Selection with Fruit
Cured Meat Plate with Sicilian Capponata
Flight of assorted Olives
Timballo of Baked Rigatoni with Eggplant Fresh Tomato & Goat Cheese

COCKTAILS - Drumbar originals 15

Johnnie Walker Black Scotch , Aperol, Lemon Juice, Tobacco Syrup, Egg White, Bittercube Jamaica #2

Compass Box Peat Monster Scotch, Lapsang Tea, Grapefruit Juice, Dumante Pistachio Nut Liqueur, Demerara Syrup, Fee Bros, Black Walnut Bitters

Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Earl Grey Crème Tea, Lemon Juice, Campari, rimmed with sugar perfumed with ginger and orange zest

Old Forester Bourbon, Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Raspberries

42 Below Vodka, Honey, Stirrings Peach Liqueur, Roobios Vanilla Chai Syrup, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Grapefruit Bitters, Mint

Nolet’s Gin, Lemon Juice, Aperol, Simple Syrup, Fentimans Rose Lemonade

Oxley Gin, Egg white, Lemon Juice, Mad Cuvee, Cardamom Syrup, Celery Bitters


Argus Pegasus IPA 7
Chi Town Windy City Wheat 7
Chi Town Lake Shore Lager 7
Goose Island 312 5
Goose Island Summertime 7
Goose Island Matilda 10
Goose Island Sophie 10

Abita Purple Hazel - New Orleans 7
Blue Moon - Denver 7
Nectar Hemp Ale - Paso Robles 7
Magic Hat Elder Betty - Vermont/Seasonal 7
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy - Chippewa Falls 7
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Kentucky 10

Peroni 6
Newcastle Brown Ale 6
Stella Artois 6
Guiness Extra Stout 7
Corona Extra 6
Corona Light 6
Heineken 6
Heineken Light 6

Miller Light 5
Bug Light 5
Budweiser 5

Magners’ Irish Cider 10

Red Bull 7
Red Bull Sugar Free 7
Fentimans Ginger Beer 7



Beringer Alluvium Blanc 12 46
Night Harvest Chardonnay 10 42
Ferrari Carano Chardonnay 13 52
Campanile Pinot Grigio 10 42
Santa Margharita Pinto Grigio 14 62

Acacia Pinot Nior 10 42
Ruffino Chianti Classico 12 46
Markham Merlot 13 52
337 Cabernet Sauvignon. 12 48
Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 14 62

Drumbar, The Raffaelo Hotel, 201 E. Delaware Place, 312-924-2531.

What to Eat and Drink at Drumbar, Opening Tonight