Welcome | Beatnik On The River | Chicago

Named after the bohemian freethinkers of the 1950s and ’60s, Beatnik West Town celebrates their spirit and artistic legacy. As a muse and historical touchstone, one beatnik commands our nostalgic reverence: Yves Saint Laurent, a pioneering genius who transformed his era and democratized fashion with timeless and seductive design. At Beatnik West Town we are constantly inspired by YSL and the beatnik generation’s sense of style, aspiration and rebellion to create an exotic escape with progressive, globally inspired food, cocktails and music.

Created by Maison Bonhomme, Beatnik West Town’s aesthetic is driven by a triumphant fusion of three countries close to our heart: Morocco for its audacious combinations of color and passionate artisans, France for its music and artistic confidence, and Italy for a healthy dose of polish and panache to sex it all up.

Mirroring Beatnik West Town’s design-through-storytelling aesthetic, Chef Marcos Campos takes guests on a journey without borders, playing with flavors and ingredients from the eastern Mediterranean to North Africa and across the Atlantic to Mexico and South America. Cocktails are colorful and resourceful, often finding inspiration in ingredients from the kitchen, creating a harmonious relationship between what’s being served on the plates and in the glasses. Inventive garnishes follow a no-waste sensibility by utilizing kitchen leftovers or ingredients found in the cocktails they adorn.