On both sides of the Atlantic, our bars are home to a team of talented bartenders, self-confessed cocktail-geeks whose passion for mixology is infinite. It’s what has earned us the title of two-time winner of Best International Restaurant Bar at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.

Our cocktail menus were created by our Head of Drinks, Liam Davy, and New York Bar Manager, Adam Montgomerie. A carefully curated list of seemingly simple cocktails that belie the hours of research and technique that have gone into them. Every drink lovingly poured is made with our secret ingredient, sprezzatura – an old Italian word meaning ‘concealed artistry’.

The bar program at Hawksmoor Chicago is a love letter to our new home, as well as a heavy dose of inspiration from our most recent opening in Dublin. With a heavy focus on Irish whiskey, local craft beer and cocktails evoking the great steakhouses of the city of Chicago.   

Our Irish whiskey focus leans on the strong Celtic influence on Chicago’s bar culture. It will feature heavy hitters from beloved distilleries as well as some little-known gems from small producers, showcasing the best the island of Ireland has to offer.   

The cocktail program also has a strong whiskey focus (both local and Irish). It includes drinks that have been part of the Hawksmoor cocktail canon for over a decade, such as Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew (Bourbon + Irish Whiskey, Ginger, Lemon, Brown Ale), as well as brand new drinks created specifically for Hawksmoor Chicago, including one inspired by our previous tenant, Jumpman (Siete Misterios Mezcal, Strawberry Soju, Aperol, Lime).   

As part of our ongoing obsession with classic steakhouse cocktails, we’ve also dedicated a section to our ‘Ultimate’ expressions of these drinks, including our legendary Ultimate Martini, served from an insulated flask at 10°F, as well as our fantasy versions of the French 75, Manhattan and Old Fashioned.  

The beers at Hawksmoor Chicago are sourced almost entirely from the Chicago area and feature brews from local distilleries.