An iconic Chicago institution with generations of family ownership, the Berghoff name is synonymous with quality, tradition and excellence.
In 1893 first generation owner Herman, began selling Berghoff Beer outside the World’s Columbia Exposition. He opened The Berghoff doors in 1898 as a men’s only saloon, serving free corned beef sandwiches with the purchase of a stein. Obtaining Chicago’s first liquor license post Prohibition in 1933, The Berghoff declared itself a Chicago staple. One of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, The Berghoff is now run by fourth generation owner, Carlyn Berghoff.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, we are within steps of Chicago’s State Street shopping district, and convenient to hotels, cultural attractions and public transportation. Whether your group requires an event space for a small intimate gathering or larger, we have a room for you.
- The Restaurant Writes...
The Berghoff Restaurant is a Chicago landmark, serving German-style cuisine and culture since 1898. One of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, it is now run by fourth generation, Carlyn Berghoff. At today’s Berghoff, menus have evolved to add newer, lighter and more contemporary dishes, but it’s still the same old Berghoff, down to the famous root beer.
Open for lunch and dinner, the Berghoff’s wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrées is sure to satisfy everyone in your party. With fresh ingredients, seasonal menus and vegetarian & gluten-free dishes, it's “tradition with a twist!”
Private Dining - Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group provides a truly unique event experience within the setting of the historic Berghoff building. Host your next event in one of our four private rooms. Contact us to start planning today!
- Contact Private Events Manager, Debby Rabeor at (877) 458-2768