About Recess

Located in Chicago’s West Loop, Recess (838 W. Kinzie St.) offers a vibrant, playful, escape to the daily grind. Home of Chicago’s largest patio, Recess encourages guests to adult…like a kid, while serving up delicious American food and drink. The Recess menu taps into the cravings of everyday life, offering casually elevated dishes with playful Chicago swagger, while our beverage program takes a bright, ingredient-driven approach with cocktails both classic and original. In addition to the energetic adult playground vibes and menu offerings, Recess also offers a nostalgic array of indoor and outdoor activities including giant Jenga and Connect 4, all of your favorite board games.

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    Trivia at RECESS every Wednesday!

    Join us every Wednesday to test your trivia knowledge and play for a chance to win weekly grand prizes! Full monthly schedule below. February 1st - Sports Trivia February 8th - Rom Com Trivia February 15th - Crimes of Passion February 22nd - Sweet Home Chicago Click here to make a reservation
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    New Happy Hour Menu

    After school snacks just got an upgrade with our brand new Happy Hour menu! Join us every Tuesday - Friday: from 4-6pm for the below specials! • $6 Draught Beers • $10 House Cocktails • Half-Off Large Format Cocktails and Bubble Service • Half-Off Starters • $21 Starter Sampler Platters (including two sliders, buffalo chicken roll, [...]
  • Photograph of Full Spread of the new Fall Menu at Recess, Nachos, Salad, Taquitos, Hot Pretzels and Veggie plate



    Our fall menu is here!

    Our menu just got an upgrade thanks to very talented Chef Boo Kim! Come check out the new fall menu and enjoy dishes like the Pulled Pork Nachos, Roasted Beet Salad, and Steak Bahn Mi! Make sure you leave room for dessert because the Warm Dark Chocolate Brownie Skillet and Cinnamon Crunch Bread Pudding are [...]
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