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    CHICAGO, are you ready for a BINGO RAVE?

    Expect confetti showers, lip sync battles, dance-offs, 90s/00s tunes, and insane prizes ranging from lawnmowers to vacations. We are so excited to be a part of the North American tour and host Chicago’s very first Bingo Loco in our event space, City Hall! Bingo Loco is Ireland’s #1 selling event and has hosted shows in 100+ locations [...]
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    Trivia at RECESS every Tuesday!

    Join us every Tuesday to test your trivia knowledge and play for a chance to win weekly grand prizes! Full monthly schedule below. June 13th - General Trivia June 20th - General Trivia June 27th - General Trivia June  6th - 90s Trivia! Click here to make a reservation
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    VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE for Best in Show!

    As Chicago’s MOST dog-friendly patio and bar, we couldn’t be more excited to partner with MCP Rescue for a BEST IN SHOW style dog competition. Use the form below to enter your contact info and upload your pup’s pic. Each entry also requires a $25 entry fee, with 100% of that fee benefitting MCP. Learn [...]
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    Restaurant Week at RECESS

    Spend Chicago Restaurant Week, a 17-day celebration of the city’s award-winning culinary scene, with Atomic Hospitality! Starting January 20th, experience the best of Recess, Tabu, and Untitled Supper Club with exclusive Chicago Restaurant Week Brunch and Dinner Menus. View the Restaurant Week Brunch and Dinner MenusChicago Restaurant week ends Feb 5th!Reserve your spot today! Learn [...]
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    Celebrate (Dog) Mother’s Day at Recess!

    CALLING ALL DOG MOMS! Mother's Day is this Sunday and we think the moms of our patio pups deserve some love too  Join us on the patio next Sunday (5/14) with your pup and receive a limited edition Recess Patio Pup bandana and a *special surprise* for mom! Click here to make a reservation
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    “The Ultimate Guide to Halloween 2022 in Chicago” – Chicago Eater

    Director Greta Gerwig’s much-anticipated Barbie movie won’t hit theaters until mid-2023, but enormous patio spot Recess in West Loop is ahead of the curve for Halloween with a life-in-plastic pop-up tribute to the extremely accomplished doll. It’s set to run Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30 ... Read the full article at Chicago Eater.
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    RECESS CRUSH: Valentine’s Day Party

    Get ready to relive the joyful awkwardness of your elementary school valentine’s day! Join us for an evening of cocktails, crafting old school valentines, mingling, and Valentine’s Day games including the infamous “Valentine’s Day Mailbox”! Participants will be encouraged to write secret love notes to other patrons and place in their assigned “mailbox”, anonymously of [...]
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    Super Bowl Party @ RECESS

    We’ll cook, we’ll clean, all you need to do is come in and watch the game. Besides, we have more TVs than you do anyway! We’re throwing a BIG PARTY for the BIG GAME featuring table-side keg service, food specials, games, and more! We’re bringing the comfort of your living room into our space with [...]
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    We’re Hiring!

    Are you looking for a job this summer? Join the team behind our massively popular West Loop patio and bar. Our 14,500 sq ft patio is perfect for social distancing and getting a tan while you work! We are looking for energetic new team members to fill positions throughout the restaurant (servers, cooks, bartenders and [...]