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The Drifter

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Unique speakeasy experience

We had such fun visiting this "speakeasy" bar and pretending to step back into history. The small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience!

While visiting Chicago we decided to check out The Drifter and we weren't disappointed. It's an... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
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“speak easy”(3 reviews)
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676 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654-3916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such fun visiting this "speakeasy" bar and pretending to step back into history. The small bar is situated below the Green Door Tavern behind an unassuming door. The drink menu was presented on tarot cards and featured some fun and really interesting drinks....More

Thank amandamw5
Reviewed 11 August 2018

While visiting Chicago we decided to check out The Drifter and we weren't disappointed. It's an authentic speakeasy and it was a lot of fun. The decor is fantastic and the drinks are great. The drink menu is on a deck of tarot cards and...More

1  Thank Gurl_In_Red
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My husband and I were enticed to the Drifter by a number reviews that promised a well-made cocktail and a speak-easy experience. We were very disappointed. While the Drifter had some of the trappings of a speak-easy (you knock on a bookcase filled with granny...More

Thank prettylilly
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had to try this place after finding out a famous band had their after party here and we were not disappointed. The drink menu is on a deck of tarot cards - so fun! Plus they also have a “fortune cookie” option where whatever...More

Thank Corey N
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We got in and seated relatively quickly. We had the $5 deviled egg appetizer. The price was great, but the the taste was mediocre at best. The deviled eggs I make at home are better than this. They were playing kung fu movies on a...More

Thank Loelco
Reviewed 27 June 2018

An authentic speakeasy with the added fun of being "secret", a unique and eclectic drink selection, and revolving entertainment you won't see anywhere else. Worth the wait - just know if you haven't finished your drink upstairs while waiting, you won't be able to bring...More

Thank eminahan
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Found this place under the Green Door Tavern, down near the washrooms, hidden door. Drinks were okay but atmosphere is a must see if you are in Chicago. We really enjoyed this experience.

Thank dt-2003
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This place is so much fun. From the entrance to the table the decor is fantastic. It was an actual speak easy back in the day with stories available. We were lucky enough to go on a night with Kung-fu movies screening on the curtain...More

Thank DeniseReaves
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I agree with the previously written review this is a total waste of time and money. The gate keeper keeps two wait lists, one for under 4 people in your party and another list if you have more than 4 people in your party, if...More

3  Thank sdahl
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We got there before it got super busy but we were greeted at the door by a very friendly person. And we sat at the bar and our bartender Wei (sp?) was awesome! He was funny, friendly, attentive, even with being constantly busy. We caught...More

1  Thank Higglepop
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Cin D
3 March 2018|
Response from sarah m | Reviewed this property |
They are open from Wednesday-Saturday.The shows run sporadically thoughtout the night!
Jessica G
31 January 2017|
Response from IslandTime78 | Reviewed this property |
The website says 5:00 PM. Closed Sundays.