Berghoff Restaurant

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, Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 11:30am-9pm.
Lower Level Cafe is open for lunch, Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

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 available.

Facility Amenities


Group Breakfast Available

Group Menu

Private Dining Available

Max Restaurant Capacity 308

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 200

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 4865

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 340

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 200

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 590

Max Capacity, Theater Style 200

Complete Buy-out Available

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

On-Site Catering

Largest Room, Max Capacity 1500

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 140

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 271

Number of Meeting Rooms 4


Hours of Operation 11am-9pm

Number of Restaurants On-site

ADA Compliant

Live Music


Restaurant(s) On-site

Reservations Accepted

Special Interest Tours Offered

Student Group Friendly



American Express




Miles from Downtown

Miles from McCormick Place 4.0

Miles from Navy Pier 2.0

Miles from Midway Airport 10.0

Miles from O'Hare Airport 18.0

Maximum Group Number 200

Team Building Activities Offered

Group Capacity 200

Team Building Programs

Wheelchair Accessible

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