171 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Adjacent to Hotel Allegro Chicago
Tel: 312.338.3788
Fax: 312.236.5029
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Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bar: Mon-Sat. 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
serving food until 11pm.
Closed on Sunday


Loop Cocktail Bar and Lounge

Casually cool lunch club by day, luxe downtown lounge by night, Encore Lunch Club and Liquid Lounge is defined by its contrasts.  An easy walk from the galaxy of theatres, shopping and attractions, we’re the perfect place for visitors to grab a hand-crafted cocktail or a mouthwatering carvery sandwich along with a generous helping of genuine Chicago.  But then we’re also a favorite weekday lunch spot for Loop locals.  We’re at once classic, with cocktails and service that recall more mannered times, and trend-setting, with contemporary décor and whimsically themed booths.  And although we’re quite literally in the middle of everything that is downtown Chicago, the moment you step through our doors, you enter a different space – stylish but authentic, sophisticated but relaxed, fast-paced but intimate.

Liquid Therapy

When evening falls, Encore transforms itself from bustling lunch club to sophisticated lounge.  Stop in before or after a show (or both) for one of our Craft Beers on Draft, a Midnight in Chicago or one of our sixteen signature martinis.  Grab a spot in the gravitational center of the action at our raised spiral bar, or sink into the seclusion of a back booth – each with its own style and mood.  Our wide-ranking menu of delectable cocktail cuisine (Petite Butter burgers with American cheese and pickles on toasted buns with fries, habañero-orange marinated duck quesadillas…) satisfy late-night cravings, and Encore’s own Liquid Therapy creations like the Citrus & Elderflowers (Patron Silver, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon and lime juices, agave nectar and a splash of cranberry juice) get you where you want to be.

Wine and Cocktails
Beer List
Dinner Menu
Dessert Menu

Lunch Club

Savory, hand-carved meats stacked generously on distinctive, fresh-baked breads.  Delicious and original low-carb wraps. Salads from classic Caesars and Cobbs to creations like grilled tuna Mediterranean with organic spinach in pomegranate vinaigrette.  All served up quick enough you’ll have to order dessert – crème brulee with Tahitian vanilla bean? – to fill the rest of your lunch hour.  Regulars working in the downtown Loop love getting every 10th lunch free (ask your server for details), but we’re an easy walk from Grant Park, Navy Pier and the State Street shops, so visitors mix easily with locals in our delightfully eclectic space.

Lunch Menu      Wine and Cocktails       Beer List


Beef Tenderloin Tacos Juniper Star Encore Chile El Pepino Blackberry Haze Barbeque Sauce and Dry Rub {seasoning for brisket}

In The Loop

Next door to the historic Cadillac Palace Theatre, across the street from City Hall and around the corner from the Illinois State Building, Encore lies smack in the middle of the downtown Loop – at the very heart of Chicago’s theatre, shopping and financial districts.  You’ll find no less than half-a-dozen A-List theatres in a five-block radius.  We’re also an easy walk from State Street’s shopping and a quick cab ride from the Magnificent Mile and cultural landmarks like the Chicago Symphony, the Art Institute and Grant Park.  The stunningly renovated Hotel Allegro next door offers valet parking and the Wells and Washington Self Park is just a half-block away.

Private Dining

Our striking, contemporary space, called “one of the coolest bars in the world” by Condé Nast, lends its verve and energy to private and semi-private parties for 20 to 120 guests. In addition to our hearty hand-carved sandwiches, tempting finger-foods and luscious libations, we can tailor menus to your taste and we'll arrange for flowers, photographers, A/V and whatever else you need. Ask Catering Coordinator Paige Leffert how Encore can add a splash of luxe to your next party, reception or meeting. Call her directly at 312.325.7291 or e-mail at Paige.Leffert@kimptonhotels.com.

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