Call Us Old Fashioned

Sip Slowly…Speak Easy

Potter’s Bar, is a throwback to the Prohibition era speakeasy, paying homage to this notorious period in Chicago’s illustrious history with a sophisticated lounge atmosphere bedecked with rotating digital historic imagery. Placing a spotlight on the illicit spirits that formed the basis of now-classic cocktails—namely bathtub gin, rum, and whiskey—Potter’s Bar showcases a cocktail menu of these time-honored tipples in their traditional, 3-5 ingredient form, offering perfected takes on the likes of the Aviation, Chicago Fizz, Whiskey Smash, and more. Potter’s will also serve an expanded menu of other signature cocktails representing vodka, tequila, and other spirits, coupled with light bites for snacking. Patrons can also expect secret passwords in true speakeasy form.


Private Dining

Create a Stir

Plan a Prohibition Era event at Potter’s Bar

Our Event Manager will work with you to select menus catering to the specific preferences of your group. Whether it be a prohibition cocktail tasting, workplace gathering, networking event, shower, wedding, or mixology party, Potter’s Bar provides a unique space to sip slow and speak easy amongst friends, family and colleagues. The bar’s semi-private space can accommodate any party size from an intimate gathering to 150 guests and prohibition-era parties for up 75 guests would entail a buy-out of the entire space.

Contact Jay Abdulwahed, Director of Restaurants, for information and availability to host your event at Potter’s Bar.

Jay Abdulwahed, Director of Restaurants
Telephone:  312-917-4948  Ext. 4948

We don’t kiss and tell...

but we do serve some amazing cocktails. Hidden away on the lobby level, follow the passageway through the lobby to sip top-notch cocktails

Giggle Water Codes

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Pulling Inspiration from the Bar Room Yesteryear

During pre-prohibition years, the bar room of Palmer House became a legendary drinking establishments, featuring a bar that extended a full 85 feet, serving as the main attraction.


Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, Lobby Level, 124 South Wabash Ave., 60603, Chicago, Illinois

Telephone: 312-917-4948

Located in the heart of Chicago’s legendary Loop, steps away from the Red Line (Monroe stop), Orange line, Brown line, Purple line, & Green line (Adams & Wabash stop) or Blue line (Monroe stop) on the El.