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About Boleo

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.

122 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
South LaSalle Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 750-9012

Website:
http://www.boleochicago.com/

Entertainment:
Boleo features an eclectic blend of South American fusion sounds from our nightly resident vibe curators.

Catering:
Reception style, buffet offerings, plated dinners, family style arrangements, various beverage packages, full open bar, custom cocktail creations

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
Monroe Blue Line, Washington/Wells Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef Cory Morris

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Late-night Find (6)
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Tapas (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Cozy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything we tried was amazing. The Chef even made us a specific dish based upon his appearance on Beat Bobby Flay. Can't recommend it enough.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food selection was very limited. Food tasted great, however expensuve for what is provided, not good for a meal. Drinks and atmosphere is great for lounging and socializing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was great, service not so much. I would recommend going during the summer when they presumably have more wait staff (and the roof is open).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing drinks, great food, awesome service!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Late-night Find, Live Music, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great spot for happy hour tapas/dinner before a show!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing place to eat. Everyone was so nice and attentive. Food was fantastic and the drinks are to die for! First time here and I will be coming back!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Live Music, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Friendly staff and great food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Service, cocktails, and decor were great. Food was mediocre.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This place is amazing! Great cocktails and really good food! The ambience is beautiful! I highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent service and interesting, amazing food. Smaller portions. Great cocktails!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2017

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The Boleo is breath taking and the food was delicious and the service was equal to the taste of the food. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was the second time we have been to Boleo and have enjoyed both times. Love the food, love the DJ, love the drinks!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Loved the rooftop Bar. I meet there with my friend who came and visit from Mexico, We loved Rice it was delicious and all the handcrafted drinks. Note if you order pisco sour note that it has raw egg.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tapas, Live Music, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Fun, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Not great food, ambiance was nice. The menu is minimal so you may want to eat a bit before :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The absolute best octopus I've ever had in my life! Came in for the new Tropical Disco programming every Wednesday night and I was blown away.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Lousy service. Noise was unbearable. Several tables complained about the noise. Save your money and go to a real food/bar scene

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Amazing service, beautifully decorated and every single dish stood on its own w delicacy and full flavor.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great restaurant. The ceviche and the tiradito were amazin, and the cocktails too. A little bit expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Tapas, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Very hip, young crowd. Great drinks but pricey. Small tapas type menu. Very loud, especially during happy hour. Live jazz after 7.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

At 4:30 on. Friday, it was very quiet, with just a couple groups of 30 year olds gathered for drinks. Maybe it warms up later, but it was rather cold. The cocktails however, were very interesting, and the small plates also very tasty.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Very cool place with rooftop that opens up on nice days. Great atmosphere and good food. Yummy cocktails!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great ambiance, pretty creative drinks and good food! Interesting variety menu.

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The service was really outstanding! The space is incredible and food was delicious. A great place to meet with a large group of friends.

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