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minibar

4.1
99 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

minibar, located in Chicago, Illinois, is a nightclub in the heart of Boystown, Chicago�s LGBT community and offers a welcome environment for all people ages 21 and older. The minibar nightclub is able to host parties for any size from 50-250 guests. The location is within walking distance of popular city destinations like the Laugh Factory and Belmont Harbor.

The minibar lounge does offer a menu that consists of cold and hot plates, as well as pizza and an extensive drink menu of martinis and other cocktails. Some of the cold plate choices include a cheese plate, pear bruschetta and a caprese salad. Hot plates include Italian meatballs, beef tenderloin and wagyu mini burgers. Pizzas are served in two sizes and offer a wide variety of styles and toppings.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open for cocktails Tuesday- Sunday 9pm-2am, 3am Saturday
Brunch every Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 871-6227
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please contact us for more information on catering events.
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Cross street
Halsted and W. Buckingham Pl.
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Public transit
Halsted bus CTA at Roscoe
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Entertainment
DJs and dancing on weekends.
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Special events & promotions
Every night is special at Minibar :)
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MiniBarExperience (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2015

This was an incredible experience. We came for a birthday celebration and between the unlimited mimosas and the music this really kicked off the celebration. We had an amazing time!

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dineinprovacateur (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2015

Stopped by on a Sunday when they opened and our mimosa carafe as well as the buffet brunch. Absolutely delicious, fun and relaxing.

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Zeek (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2015

We loved our waiter, really nice guy and ensured our table was taken care of. However, the music is really loud for a Sunday Morning that you really couldn't have a conversation. I love loud music but this went a little above my tolerance lever. Love the Pineapple juice with champagne. :)

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

The buffet brunch was just okay. I've had much better for a cheaper price. The waiter never offered us water. I guess you have to request that in most restaurants these day.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

I would recommend a slightly better food menu.....maybe real eggs, not that bag stuff. Maybe a create your own waffle stand. Or build your own omelet. Also, maybe the chef s could have a themed brunch. It seem just kinda like random foods. However, I liked the ambiance and the wings.

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Maxine (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

Went here on Mothers day, They had a great little buffet. They played fun music and it was loud and exciting. Had a great time there. I would definitely go back.

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amazing (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 19, 2015

The food for brunch is okay, nothing special. Disappointed a bit, especially with their has browns.
If you wanna go and have a couple drinks with friends, I'd go again and recommend it but that's about it.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 19, 2015

Go for a quick meal before a Cubs game. Buffet style food permits you to eat quickly if you're in a hurry. The mimosas are tasty & served in a carafe. You can have cheap refills, too. There's also a choice of juices for the mimosas. I had the grapefruit version which was tasty.

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Disappointed (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

We made a reservation for Easter brunch for a large group and when we arrived they could not find the reservation even though I had the confirmation email. We were ushered into another part of the bar and were told that we had to be gone at a certain time because that part of the bar needed to be open.
There was not a large selection for brunch with a couple of egg dishes and bacon and sausage. Who puts thin sliced pizza for Easter Brunch?

Our server/bartender did his best to keep our drinks full and make it a good time.

I would not recommend this place for brunch unless you really don't care what you eat.

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vipcalish (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on March 22, 2015

So this is my third time giving a try to Minibar Brunch and wow still surprise how bad they still doing with the food service. This suppose to be a Brunch buffet but that's the least that it is. Every time I visit this place even though I enjoy the place food is just bad. They really need to improve the menu big time and the timing to check is the buffet area are full or empty. Is so embarrassed what I bring friend from other countries to visit this "brunch" cause every time I go we have to wait longggggg for them to replace the empty pan and fill with more food. sometimes even takes 10-15 min for them to replace with more food. Is very annoying the fact that you are paying for a brunch buffet but the must you could it is maybe one,two plates because of the waiting for food. I really like minibar but if they wanna to continue the brunch business especially now the summer is almost there they need to either hire a new chef or expand the kitchen cause is ridiculous the way for the food.

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where2now (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 8, 2015

Joey was delightful and he kept the mimosas coming! Glo bar is fun and the food was decent. The bacon and cinnamon rolls were the favorites. Fun place for brunch!

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LadyMar (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2015

I was very happy with the service as soon as I walked in, which I was greeted very friendly. Also, I was given great serve by Joey which was very friendly and attentive to our needs. He made sure are plates were changed and checked with our drinks. The champagne is awesome, which they serve you the whole bottle and three choices of juices. I highly recommend this brunch and it will be fun to go on a date or with a group. Love my boys on Halsted and their service. Gracias!!!!!

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Mariel (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

I loved everything about this place. my only hangup is the tight space. Other than that I enjoyed the food, crowd, music and staff.

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vipcalish (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2014

Been in minibar several time but this last time a had a great time. Staff was very nice, Buffet style brunch was delious and mimosas was A+ that they bring you a carafé. Overall experience was very good.

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gshel (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited minbar for brunch. We had a reservation for noon. When we got there it seemed like we were the first to arrive. The bar staff were two very good looking gentlemen taking car of the entire place. So we got seated and got a pitcher of mimosa and headed to the buffet. My boyfriend is very picky about food so I was nervous. He loved the spread. A good mix of breakfast favorites and lunch staples. We had a blast ended up staying around until 5 pm although brunch ends at 3. We will surely visit this place again next time we are in town.

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