Boleo

4.3
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$30 and under
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Peruvian
The cuisine and culture of Latin America make their way to the Windy City in our industrial-chic rooftop bar and lounge, Boleo, where you can find small plates for snacking and sharing, delicious cocktails that transport you to Peru, and DJs spinning music that will make you want to learn to salsa stat.

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Boleo Happy Hour + Nightly Entertainment

$8 Vino
$6 Cerveza
$14 Cerveza + Shot
$12 Frozen Disco Punch
$5 Anticuchos

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 26, 2019

Ends: June 27, 2118

Availability: Wed-Fri 4:30PM-7:00PM

What 315 People Are Saying
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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a great atmosphere, great service and good selection of drinks.

GA
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, ambiance and drinks.

MO
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the food and drinks were declines! Will come back!

KA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wide range of cocktails. Very comfortable atmosphere.

r
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Well we were staying in the Hotel Gray on a cold night and opted to stay in and eat upstairs. We have traveled to Peru and were intrigued to try out the Tapa style menu.
The Pisco Sour was spot on so is you have never tried these do. The meal was sadly not really very exciting. Yuka fries were meh, the empanada was greasy, the Mahi was the best item we tried. Nothing was terrible and the staff were good but the meal was a little disappointing.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There seemed to be a short staffing problem, which resulted in a delay in our orders. There also seems to be an issue with a lack in update in their online menu, as we didn't have a lot of things available to us anymore.

CJ
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Drinks were amazing. The muscles were undercooked and not the best deal. Stick to the drinks and empanadas

a
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The aesthetic of this place was very nice and also makes a good spot for pictures. The food portions were quite small for the price which makes sense because it was tapas.

DC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good, be prepared for small bites. Our server was a little slow, had to go to hostess stand to ask for bill and had to pay at the entrance which wasn’t ideal.

D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Extremely small portions, not very helpful waitstaff. NOT ALLERGY FRIENDLY!!! Very expensive with extremely small portions.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went with my wife for Valentine’s Day. Excellent food and great service. Was a touch loud. Overall it was a great date spot and was perfect for a pre-theatre dinner.

MG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The empanadas were great and so were the ceviche and the tiradillo. The pulpo and beef were very bland. Our waitress was attentive and apologized for the delay in bringing the food and drinks.
The pisco sour was ok, but not great.
The maracuya dessert was outstanding.
Since the food was expensive, we expected better quality food.
We will not be going back.

YC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Plates were small but tasty and authentic flavors.
The only thing that was disapointing was the attitude of the waiter.

RR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boleo has great drinks and amazing shareable Peruvian dishes. Friday nights they have live music, and the staff is great.

I highly recommend if you’re looking for a hidden gen

AA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff at both the 2nd floor bar and the host and waitress at Baleo were sweet and accommodating! They sent out desserts when I asked for the dessert menu, as we had discussed, for a birthday surprise for my friend for her birthday. They all made the experience a very positive and memorable one.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We were advised incorrectly on how much food to order for 12 people by Atleast half. My clients left hungry so we had to go somewhere else. We could have ordered more.... if I could get the servers attention. I had to keep tracking down the server for drink and food orders. Lastly dirty plates piled up quickly and I had to track down more people to take them. I had 2k budgeted for the event and only spend 25 percent because I couldn’t get anyone’s attention.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Drinks were tasty but the bar service was extremely slow.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was ok Not bad not great It would be better to seat parties based on size as we were two and next to 6 who were very loud

m
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The small plates offerings were generally good, but limited compared to the drinks menu, and severely limited for my vegetarian companion. Definitely a bar with food vs. a restaurant with bar service. Very small crowd on a Friday night, but the design of the space makes sound travel so it was noisier than expected. Small plates we ordered were really small, except for mussels and fried rice dishes, so it was also a relatively expensive choice for dinner vs. snacks. I don't think we'll be going back any time soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

EH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food options in a beautiful setting. Our party of 4 had a comfortable spot under the atrium share small plates and conversation.

KD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Boleo would be closed for a few days, the night we visited was to be their final night before this temporary closed. There were many items missing from the menu. As visitors from to Chicago, we were a little disappointed to see so many options be cut out of the menu, without offering an alternate option or maybe a complementary drink? We made our reso with Boleo from our hometown and would have preferred to have tried it during a time when more options could have been sampled from the menu.

Service was great, options that we did get to select from were also good.

C
Chicago
192 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Very good food very well prepared almost everything was great we had the chicken thighs, the salmon ceviche, the short ribs, the duck, good but not great, but all in all the food was wonderful. But do note, with live music it makes it very very very hard to have conversations but if you want the good food

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner here! The food was very good - we loved everything we tried. While service wasn’t necessarily bad, there were definitely opportunities. What we needed was happily provided, but we did have to ask for almost everything. We are glad we tried Boleo and will likely return for Happy Hour but will reserve a full dinner for somewhere else.

F
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for after work happy hour. Loved the happy hour menu!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Although it’s a roof top, it has no windows other than the roof.

J
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful location and ambiance, and the servers were all friendly and attentive. The food overall was amazing, especially the aji sauces. The one less than extraordinary dish was the yucca fries: good but not fried quite to perfection.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Third time eating here since the hotel opened. Tasty, inventive menu, cool space, very friendly servers. Only negative was the ceviche, which was extremely spicy to the point of being nearly inedible, and I generally love spicy food. Off that the server seemed suprised when we mentioned

JW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service wasn't good, but no fault of our heroic waiter who had an impossible task – there should have been at least two wait staff in our area. The pisco sour was excellent, and the food more than decent, although not up to the best Peruvians I've eaten in. The room is gigantic, a barn, which does mean it doesn't suffer from the besetting noise problem of many/most Chicago restaurants. Pleasant overall, but not especially memorable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Even being small plates, food portions were quite small for the price. Not a good value in this competitive Chicago restaurant environment

AU
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

We were celebrating and wanted a roof top bar The location and ambiance is great with a view of the “Sears” tower. The food tasted good however we all woke the next morning with a mild case of indigestion which manifested differently for everyone except one -a vegan who felt fine. Our server was really attentive and did a great job but the hostess was unpleasant and maybe should not be the first person you meet.

S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour as always! Jason was amazing and had some really great knowledge and banter that impressed my business colleagues! Great atmosphere too!

CR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Boleo's service is excellent and happy hour is a great deal! However, their new menu leaves a little to be desired having taken several of their ceviches dishes off for now. I was also surprised to find that many of the new dishes on the menu are very spicy and seemed to be overwhelming with garlic which was not my experience the first time I dined there. I would give it another try because the drinks and ambiance are great! Hoping their next new menu is upgraded.

S
Chicago
1 review