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Berghoff Restaurant


17 W. Adams St., Chicago IL 60603

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The Berghoff Restaurant is an iconic Chicago classic, serving German-American style cuisine and history since 1898. With traditional Berghoff dishes, contemporary American fare, seasonal menus, vegetarian and gluten-free options, there is truly something for everyone.

Inside this historic institution, you can find freshly baked bread from their in-house bakery, a lively main floor dining room, a fast-casual cafe in their lower level, and most recently, the loops-only brewery–Adams Street.

As one of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, it is currently under the helm of the fourth generation, Peter Berghoff. His great-grandfather and founder, Herman Berghoff, opened the Berghoff doors in 1898 as a men-only saloon; serving free corned beef sandwiches with the purchase of a stein of Berghoff Beer. During Prohibition, the establishment transitioned into a full-service restaurant and serving the now-famous Berghoff Rootbeer, Near Beer, and Bergo Softdrinks.
Post Prohibition Herman acquired the city’s first liquor license, which you can find proudly on display behind their centuries-old bar.

This Chicago staple is a must-do on any trip to the windy city!

Main floor restaurant and bar is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday – Saturday | 11:30AM – Last Seating at 8:00PM

Private Dining: Host your next event at the historic Berghoff, located in the heart of Chicago’s loop. Choose from one of our three private dining rooms, each with its own function and feel. The Berghoff can accommodate groups from 12-200 for intimate gatherings, celebrations, banquets, business meetings, presentations, and much more. Special group rates and packages are available.

Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible

Team Building Programs

Group Capacity200

Team Building Activities Offered

Maximum Group Number200

Miles from O'Hare Airport18.0

Miles from Midway Airport10.0

Miles from Navy Pier2.0

Miles from McCormick Place4.0

Miles from Downtown




American Express



Student Group Friendly

Reservations Accepted

Restaurant(s) On-site


Live Music

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Airport(s) ServedORD

Number of Restaurants On-site

Hours of OperationCurrent hours of operation:nTues-Sat 12 PM-Last Seating 7:30 PM


Number of Meeting Rooms4

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)271

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)140

Largest Room, Max Capacity1500

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style200

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)590

Max Capacity, Classroom Style200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)340

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space4865

Max Venue Capacity200

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Restaurant Capacity308

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$ = $15 - $24


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Hand Carved Corned BeefAdams Street Brewery/Berghoff Restaurant SignsIn-house bakery-Fresh bread dailyLower Level Berghoff CafeIn-House Brewery-Adams StreetHistoric Berghoff Bar

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