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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  • Patio @ Recess

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    Patio Season is Here!

    Starting tonight, (5/9), we’ll be open every day! Monday hours will be back to 4pm-12am, ensuring you soak up every minute of your Chicago summer. See full hours below and click here to make a reservation. See you on the patio! More

  • November 23 8pm at RECESS

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    Black Wednesday Pajama Party!

    Join us on Wednesday, November 23 at 8 PM for our 2nd Annual Pajama Party! Get on your pjs, bring your besties, and prepare for a night of games (like giant twister!), pillow fights, delicious drinks and more! $40 includes a 3 hour drink package! Click here to make a reservation
  • Photograph of Full Spread of the new Fall Menu at Recess, Nachos, Salad, Taquitos, Hot Pretzels and Veggie plate

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    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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    Recess is transforming into a Barbie Dream House for Halloween weekend 💕

    Get ready to make all your Barbie dreams come true with: Barbie-tastic photo opportunities...definitely THINK PINK! Delicious Barbie themed food and drink specials A fabulous costume contest with TWO ways to win ( With over 500 dollars in prizes!) - see below! Barbie Contest Details Two ways to WIN: 1.) Visit the pop-up anytime between [...]
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