The Rookery

Located at 2109 W. Chicago Ave in Ukrainian Village.  The Rookery offers a fresh spin on traditional pub fare.  Smoked, pickled, roasted, and fermented dishes along with the usual tavern staples can be found on our casual new-American inspired menu.  Additionally the bar program is centered around our extensive Whiskey list while also offering the best of Chicago's local craft beer and spirits scene.


New Years Eve 2016
Dec
31
Jan 1

New Years Eve 2016

  • The Rookery

Join for New Years Eve and start your year right.  Sunny Side Up DJs 4BZ, Mwelwa and Bashert will be spinning grooves from 9pm to 3am.  No cover, reservations accepted.

Aleman Brewing Beer Dinner
Dec
12
6:30 pm18:30

Aleman Brewing Beer Dinner

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Please join us on Monday Dec 12th for our pre-Holiday Aleman Brewing Beer Dinner.  Executive Chef Michael Dean Reynolds will be preparing a three-course meal that complements the flavors of three of Aleman's brews.

1st Course - Bay Scallops with Brown Butter.  Paired with Ladiesman.

2nd Course - Sausage with Red Peppers, Smoked Tomato, Kale, Pearl Onion and Mashed Potatoes.  Paired with Scatman.

3rd Course - Spiced Panna Cotta.  Paired with Dayman

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased below.  We have a limited number so act fast!

Angel's Envy Whiskey Dinner
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

Angel's Envy Whiskey Dinner

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Please join us for an exclusive dinner pairing with Angel's Envy Whiskey. Chef Michael Dean Reynolds will be presenting a three course meal that compliments the flavors of three Angel's Envy whiskey cocktails, including one made with their rum finished straight Rye.

1st Course

Sweet Potato flan, sage cream and sweet potato chips

Bufala Negra - Angel's Envy Bourbon, Basil, Brown Sugar, Balsamic Syrup, Ginger Beer

2nd Course

Hanger steak and prawn (surf and turf) smoked mushroom and steak sauce

Hickory Stick - Angel's Envy Bourbon, Dry Vermouth, Luxardo Amaro, Fernet

3rd Course

Chocolate mousse, poached pear and preserved lemon

The Sour Italia - Angel's Envy Rye, Lemon, Honey Syruo, Barolo Chinato

For more information please email info@therookerychicago.com

Stolen Smoked Rum Dinner
Nov
14
7:00 pm19:00

Stolen Smoked Rum Dinner

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  *  Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, the Stolen Smoked dinner is being postponed.  Check back for details regarding a rescheduled date.

Join us for an exclusive Stolen Smoked Rum dinner on Monday November 14th.  Chef Michael Dean Reynolds will be presenting a unique three course dinner paired with our favorite rum. Each course will be served with a different Stolen Smoked Rum cocktail. In addition Stolen Smoked will have tastings available of their Limited Edition Overproof Rum!

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online or come in and register and avoid the ticket fees. For more details please email info@therookerychicago.com.

 

1st Ward First Thursday
Nov
3
6:00 pm18:00

1st Ward First Thursday

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Come and meet your 1st Ward Alderman, Proco Joe Moreno, at the 1st Ward's monthly first Thursday. First Round is on us, the second Round is on the Alderman. Don't forget to bring a toy for the 1st Ward's toy drive. See you there!

Glittery Goblin Night
Oct
30
Oct 31

Glittery Goblin Night

  • The Rookery

Glittery Goblin night featuring a DJ set by the Gold Web.  Doors open at 9pm till close.  No cover, 21 and up.  Costumes recommended but not required.  Best costume wins a $50 bar tab.

Friends of Columbus
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Friends of Columbus

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Join us Saturday for our Friends of Columbus Elementary School Benefit. Free crafts and games for the kids. Bring your kids in costume. A photographer will be available for those who want to purchase Halloween portraits. A portion of the proceeds from those who attend the event will go to support Friends of Columbus.

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Beer Dinner
Oct
17
7:00 pm19:00

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Beer Dinner

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The Rookery is teaming up with Maplewood to bring you an exclusive dinner paired with select beers from the Logan Square based brewery & distillery.

Chef Michael Dean Reynolds will present four different courses that will highlight and compliment some of Maplewood's favorite styles such as Fat Pug Oatmeal Milk Stout and Saison Madarina Bavaria.

1st Course -- Saison Madarina Bavaria
Mole Crusted Beef Carpaccio with non-traditional accompaniments

2nd Course -- Son of Juice IPA
Vanilla Butter Poached Bay Scallops, Mango Salad and Flowers

3rd Course -- Fat Pug Oatmeal Milk Stout
Raised Lamb Shank, Sweet Potato, Pecan Brittle

4th Course -- Margarita Gose
 Marshmallow Banoffee Pie

Reservations are limited! If you'd like to avoid service charges or if you're just in the neighborhood, you can stop in and pre-register or reach out by email for more info and updates to info@therookerychicago.com.


Maplewood Beer Dinner
Inclusive Four Course Menu for $40
Monday October 17th, 2016
Doors at 7pm


 

Four Roses Bourbon Tasting
Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Four Roses Bourbon Tasting

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Please join The Rookery and Chicago Bourbon for a Four Roses Bourbon tasting on Thursday Sep 29th at 7pm. Whether you are a seasoned aficionado or just beginning to discover the beauty of America's native spirit, we never stop learning.

$10 admission fee to this event will include light bites, a welcome punch, and samplings of Four Roses Yellow Label, Single Barrel, and Small Batch to compare and contrast with a discussion led by William Reigle of Chicago Bourbon.  Reservations are limited and we expect to fill fill up soon so don't delay and make your reservation today!

 http://www.therookerychicago.com/reservations

Few Spirits Tasting
Aug
16
7:00 pm19:00

Few Spirits Tasting

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Please join us at The Rookery on Tuesday August 16th at 7pm to taste and learn some more about select spirits from our friends at FEW! Whether you are a bartender, server, manager, or just a spirits aficionado there will be food, welcome punch and tasting servings provided along with a presentation by regional brand manager, Mike Gavin, to talk about some of the selected spirits highlighted for this evening's event.

Attendance is limited for this FREE event and will be honored on a first response basis. So what do you have to do to attend?

You can either visit http://www.therookerychicago.com/reservations to make your reservation (up to one guest per reservation) or email your request with "FEW Spirits Tasting" in the subject line to arunasamongus@gmail.com by Monday August 15th. Put in your request today!

About FEW Spirits:

As the Temperance Movement approached boiling point, America's most beloved liquid vice found itself under heavy siege. While connoisseurs saw abstinence creep across the country, the city of Chicago began its preparations to host the most elaborate of fairs. 

Only a few miles North, Frances Elizabeth Willard and her league of temperance supporters had turned Evanston into a stronghold for their cause.

Founded as a dry community, Evanston was home to many influential advocates for Prohibition who effectively kept the city free of alcohol for more than one hundred years. 

Though the city legalized drinking in the late Nineties, it took the perseverance of our Master Distiller, Paul Hletko, to reverse the antiquated liquor laws. With roots going back to some of Europe's fabled brewing families, Paul and FEW Spirits have marked the end of Evanston's Prohibition and given the city its very own craft distillery.

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All photography by SonyaMarie Photography.