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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, bottled cocktails that can be brought onto the dance floor, and DJs spinning music that will make you want to learn to salsa stat. Boleo is a 21+ venue during all hours of operation.
Chicago, IL 60603
Peruvian, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Boleo is a 21+ venue during all hours of operation.
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
Friday: 4:30pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 5:30pm - 2:00am
South LaSalle Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Boleo features an eclectic blend of South American fusion sounds from our nightly resident vibe curators.
Reception style, buffet offerings, plated dinners, family style arrangements, various beverage packages, full open bar, custom cocktail creations
Valet available on West Monroe Street. Validated parking rate: $16 for up to 3 hours of parking. Limited street parking is available as well as several parking garages in the surrounding area.
Monroe Blue Line, Washington/Wells Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines
Executive Chef Cory Morris
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Corporate, holiday, product launches, engagements, receptions, bachelor/bachelorette celebrations
Named for a move from the Argentine tango, Boleo brings the dramatic flavors and sultry beats of South America to the best rooftop in the Loop for Chicagoans to enjoy year-round. Forget the 15-hour flight: All it takes to get to Boleo is a 15-story elevator ride to the top of The Kimpton Gray Hotel.
Boleo Ratings and Reviews
I proposed to my now fiancé at Boleo, and I could not be more complimentary. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating, they worked with my friends to position everything for pictures (unbeknownst to my fiancé), and they provided great service throughout our time there. I always want to spend my money for good people, and I will definitely be back here.
Also, the prices were great and ambiance/décor was great. I did not eat here, but I am excited to.
Our family of four enjoyed a great early dinner composed of small plates before heading to see Hamilton. All of the staff (maitre'd, server, multiple bussers) was very friendly and stayed right on top of everything to help us make sure we finished in time for the show. The menu is rather small, but has fantastic variety from ceviche (my favorite) through melt-in-your-mouth steak (big hiyt with my son).
Great restaurant! We celebrated our 2nd anniversary. It was our first time at Boleo. We got very romantic table in a quiet place. Our waiter was very helpful and fast. He explain for us all menu and was is the best. The food was very delicious as well as cocktails. Definitely we have to go there one more time!
The food was interesting and delicious. Our waiter, Nicholas, was wonderful and made the experience accessible and fun. We had our teenage boys with us and they loved the whole experience, as well. We will definitely be back as a family in the summer to enjoy the rooftop dining!
I found the food creative and delicious, especially the dishes recommended and / or served by the chef. My friend and I really enjoyed being able to choose from the tasting / tapas menu and the combination of ingredients in each dish was phenomenal. We each had two mezcal cocktails (Abuela), which we both really enjoyed. However, while I thought the pour was generous, the alcohol content could have been a little higher.
I didn't realise it was going to be so loud at 7:30pm, we were unable to talk without shouting but the food was flavourful and our server was very sweet.
The atmosphere and open roof made it feel very club / dance like. Which is perfect for after dinner drinks and dancing.
Luckily my nearly 80 year old Mom said it was an experience and could turn her hearing aids down.
Expensive drinks for what you get, the cocktails were watered and iced down. My cocktail only had few sips since it contained 90% miniscule ice. Unknowledgeable waitress, she could not answer some of the questions we had about the menu. We ended up saying that we will google it. The ambiance was okay but it was empty on a Friday night. Overall unimpressed, we will not come back or recommend to anyone.
Food was pretty good but had issues with service. Several times our waiter (Jason) just disappeared. Finally we asked for our waiter from the busboy and another came and took our next order. We asked what happened to Jason and she said he was on break. No other explanation, no apology he was probably on Break for at least 30 minutes. funny thing and all this was the result two other tables that were having dinner at that moment. Bottom line, pretty good food, spotty service and the music was much too loud.
We had just gotten back from a trip to Peru and were excited to try some of their small plates. The food was very pretty, but didn't taste very good. Almost everything was bland. The cocktails were great and when the roof opened the fresh air was very nice.
This place is a hidden gem in the loop!! First time dining here. Great experience! Food and service was excellent. Setting was perfect at this rooftop bar with a Latin band. Drinks & tapas were delicious. There were even a couple unexpected happy hour specials.
Molly was our waitress and was terrific in describing all dishes (small plates). Made my friend's birthday extra special. Will definitely be back!
We had a great dinner at Boleo. We stayed for the featured DJs in the later evening. Beautiful crowd made for great people watching. Molly was an awesome server with delicious recommendations for food and drinks. I'd recommend the arroz chaufa, maybe two bowls.
Boleo? More like Bole-whoa. This was my first time coming here for a dinner date. I was a bit unsure at first if this would be a good date spot since my first 2 times here were late at night and the music was super loud. However, coming at dinner hours, it was just right. Although the first two times I was here I enjoyed the energetic, live music! The service was wonderful. The authentic Peruvian dishes and a rotating list of creative, hand-crafted cocktails make a perfect combination and the environment provided a unique experience with the retracted roof as the sun set over Chicago.
I have been to Boleo a couple of times and I haven't been disappointed. Energetic atmosphere, inventive drinks and wonderful food. The food is small plates so you can try a variety of items. The noise level it a bit high so don't go there for an intimate evening, but it does have a romantic/sexy vibe. Added to all of that, is the open-roof with great views of the surrounding skyline. Very unique and something to be experienced.
The food was mediocre... we ordered from the happy hour menu... waiter said that the chicken kabobs were very hot however they were luke warm at best... we ordered the happy hour special of empanadas at 806 and when they were brought out we were informed that they would not be included in the happy hour pricing. When ch is fine but maybe they should inform us when we order? The music was great... service was slow
Boleo is a hidden gem in the city. Great food and cocktails at a reasonable price. Good place for all kinds of things. Saw coworkers in large groups there, some of the space was rented out for a company. There was a DJ then live music but not overwhelming. Rooftop also although it was too cool for it the day we went. Definitely recommend if you're downtown or before going to a show.
We were in town for a conference and decided to try Boleo. Our concierge suggested it to us and we absolutely LOVED it! Wonderful drinks, food, atmosphere, and the list could go on. We would definitely come back again. The food was a bit pricey, but well worth it. We tried almost everything on the menu and would order everything again.
Just ok. I thought it was going to be a fun hip place, but maybe too hip for a fuddy duddy from the burbs. The food and drinks were good, but the menu was too hard to decipher, especially if you have dietary restrictions. The main thing was the service it just wasn't that good. For instance we were there early and it was maybe 30% occupied, they gave us a table in a corner, but then 10 minutes later they put this dude right next to us. Really???? There were at least a dozen empty tables and you put this guy next to us, so close that he could hear every last word. Also when we arrived at the table the server made special mention of the happy hour specials, but then convienently charged us full price. So just not that impressed overall, doubt we will be back.
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