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Celeste

Celeste

Cocktail Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
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    Allison K.
    "Great drinks and ambiance!"(2 Tips)
    Stacy B.
    "It’s a little noisy but it’s a cute, small date spot."(5 Tips)
    Paige L.
    "Great drinks, lovely ambiance, fun crowd and it stays open late!"(4 Tips)
    Rui L.
    "Can't wait for their roof top to open!"(3 Tips)
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  • Dana D.
    Dana DanielleOctober 5, 2016
    Make sure to check out the disco upstairs! It's a blast! Dance floor lights up, good drinks and exceptional people watching! Might be tough to get in so go early or buy a table!
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistJuly 26, 2016
    Nestled amongst the vines, diners can perch on Victorian wrought-iron furniture, admire antique bird cages and sip drinks like the "Midlife Crisis," a combo of Mezcal, coconut, and pineapple. Read more
  • Paige L.
    Paige LeeMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the White Flower! Great drinks, lovely ambiance, fun crowd and it stays open late! I can't wait for the opening of the third floor and the ROOFTOP! They had me at hello
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurMay 31, 2016
    A classic cocktail lounge and supper club easily fit for a fun night out, American restaurant Celeste features a long, silver-hued bar lined with tall, comfortable chairs. Read more
  • Stacy B.heart icon on user image
    Stacy Bo BacyJanuary 12, 2020
    It’s a little noisy but it’s a cute, small date spot. Happy hour Tuesday to Friday, 5-8pm, with $8 select dishes + cocktails and $5 select beers.
  • Rui L.heart icon on user image
    Rui LiApril 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I would try to ask the host to reserve a table for second floor and while you wait, grab some drinks and food at the first floor! Can't wait for their roof top to open!
  • Angela
    AngelaNovember 6, 2014
    Fabulous cocktails and really cool laid back vibe. Bartender was really nice. Try the cucumber collins.
  • michelle j.heart icon on user image
    michelle jimenezAugust 12, 2015
    Great for a drink after dinner to chat with your lover! Sets a very intimate space! My boyfriend and I love it here.
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for a seat at the upstairs bar — it has a more expansive cocktail list than the street-level bar.
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KimAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for drinks, but their hidden gem is the fried chicken. Best I've had in the city, no joke.
  • Taylor K.heart icon on user image
    Taylor KonigsederMarch 18, 2015
    Great for happy hour and late night. Blood orange gin and tonic was delicious!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 4, 2014
    Each floor of this River North drinking destination offers its own beverage program.
  • Gigi G.heart icon on user image
    Gigi GayleJune 17, 2014
    The bartender James is awesome. He makes yummy drinks.
  • Colin Y.heart icon on user image
    Colin YoungJanuary 15, 2015
    Cocktail club styled after the 20s would be a great idea if the out-of-towner douches that dominate this place had 1920s manners. The poor bartenders are clearly exhausted.
  • Alex N.heart icon on user image
    Alex NawarJanuary 17, 2017
    Good for dates. You can actually hear each other but there is still some cool music.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FrotscherJune 11, 2014
    What an awesome place. From drinks to dessert, this was a top-notch place.
  • Rachel B.heart icon on user image
    Rachel BergerJanuary 29, 2016
    bone marrow late night menu item is both cheap, delicious, and monstrous
  • steve r.
    steve ritchieAugust 6, 2014
    Bartender knows his shit on roof top. Order bourbon anything
  • Jimmy V.
    Jimmy VosikaJune 12, 2014
    This is "the ham plate". Tasty, but expensive as fuck, and smaller than your penis.
  • Sharon B.
    Sharon BarnesJuly 14, 2015
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  • Ricard M.
    Ricard McNealJune 9, 2015
    Hey Celeste, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out! http://taps.io/freebie
  • Caitlin S.heart icon on user image
    Caitlin StamerMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Better drinks and ambiance than the Violet Hour. Get the chicken!
  • evie o.heart icon on user image
    evie olsonNovember 9, 2016
    Great drinks & fun ambiance like no other.
  • michelle j.heart icon on user image
    michelle jimenezJanuary 18, 2015
    Very intimate and classy. Good for a date that you want to impress.
  • Shannon J.
    Shannon JeropkeJune 6, 2017
    Runner up for Best Bar Design at the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilderOctober 23, 2015
    Service industry discount Tuesdays - 35% off entire check after 9pm.
  • DeLeone W.heart icon on user image
    DeLeone WilliamsJune 15, 2016
    Perfect meet market
  • David B.
    David BasultoJune 26, 2014
    Impressive cocktails. Great food.
  • Ian P.
    Ian PirnerFebruary 4, 2015
    GREAT Old Fashioned.
  • Christine H.heart icon on user image
    Christine HongNovember 18, 2014
    Listen up, Gents. It's a great date place. 😊
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Great drinks and ambiance!
  • Cristina E.heart icon on user image
    Cristina EJuly 22, 2017
    Good the dance floor and the atmosphere ! Drinks were awful and expensive !
  • Corrine T.heart icon on user image
    Corrine TaylorDecember 14, 2015
    Chic place to go for drinks.
  • TGS
    TGSFebruary 1, 2014
    Enjoy the cocktails, stay for the food.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SmithApril 13, 2014
    This place has a dress code late night. Don't ask me what that is though.
  • Antonio B.heart icon on user image
    Antonio BurrowesJanuary 17, 2020
    Great cocktails
  • Albert V.
    Albert ValdesFebruary 5, 2014
    Great place for drinks
  • DJ T.
    DJ TeKTaBLeMarch 2, 2015
    Best fried chicken!!!!
  • Aivy N.
    Aivy NguyenMarch 2, 2014
    Mmm baby octopus
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