The Chicago River has been a desirable location ever since the days when Illini and Miami Indian Tribes settled in the area. Of course, in those days, the river was a viable food source, but nowadays Chicagoans rely on the river for much different reasons. For most of us, it is a symbol of home and civic pride, as well as a source of beauty and entertainment. From kayaking to boating to the renowned Architecture Tours, the Chicago River is a staple among natives and one of the must-see attractions among tourists.
All of this explains why Bridge House Tavern is proud to be located right on river level. Our guests can enjoy outdoor dining with the finest scenery Mother Nature has to offer, all surrounded by the city’s beautiful architecture and downtown’s urban appeal. Not to mention, Bridge House Tavern is the only downtown restaurant on the Chicago River that allows multiple boats to pull in and dock at once. Nothing complements a day of boating like a delicious meal and a cold cocktail enjoyed while overlooking the sights and sounds of the river. Docking and un-docking at Bridge House Tavern is a breeze, whether you want to enjoy a bottle of wine or stay for a three-course meal.
Boat enthusiasts and land-lubbers alike will enjoy the interactive viewing experience that the river has to offer, and best of all, you can do so all year-round! With our outdoor heaters and luxurious ‘blanket service’, you will be able to keep the chill away long after the summer sun has set. Add in a warming cocktail and that special someone and you will have the perfect setting for some comforting winter fun in a unique setting that can only be found in Chicago!