Prohibition-Era Tavern The Drifter Now Open in Chicago's River North

Posted by Helaine Cohen on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 6:59pm.

A former speakeasy underneath the Green Door Tavern has re-opened as The Drifter—a cozy Prohibition-era themed saloon that’s a perfect new addition to this part of Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood. Accessible through the basement door of the attached building just south of the Green Door Tavern, The Drifter has a rather gritty look and feel, but still remains quite inviting to those who pay it a visit.

Dusty bottles, old circus-themed posters and signs, and a rotating cocktail menu based on Tarot cards are just some of the cool features you’ll find at The Drifter,  while there’s also a pretty nice little food menu full of snacks and finger foods for patrons to enjoy while they’re slingin’ back a few drinks.

The Drifter will be open Wednesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and on Saturdays until 3 a.m. A small cover fee will also be added on to customers’ bills, but nothing that should stop you from checking out this unique little drinking establishment over on Orleans Street.

Photo: The Drifter Facebook

Helaine Cohen, Chicago Real Estate Broker

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