Band of Bohemia - Ravenswood, Chicago
Updated June 20, 2017
Meet BoB. BoB likes beer. flavorful, adventurous, craft beer.
Band of Bohemia (BoB) is a culinary brewery in Chicago worth visiting. This artistic, chef-run bar and restaurant also has an impressive coffee and tea program. See the menu here. Bevvers can enjoy beer flights and bites any night (except Mondays).
Elizabeth Weber, a local Chicago artist, has featured works throughout the restaurant that are available for purchase.
Enjoy live music on Thursday nights.
When live music isn't on, you may be treated to something on the vinyl track.
So many things I loved about Band of Bohemia. So many. My friends were right- it was perhaps "the most Joann bar there could be." Right down to the record collection. And apparently I hug records, too. God, I am one lucky girl to have such amazing friends throw me such a thoughtful birthday party. It was filled with friends, amazing cocktails, stories, laughter, obscure dice games, gifts that made me jump up and down with laughter and even walking down to Forteza to end the night dancing swing, hustle and blues into the early hours of morning. One. Goddamn. Lucky. Girl.
Band of Bohemia is also hosting the Caravan Art Festival, which will include music, food, bevvs, and art, right in time for Oktoberfest.
Band of Bohemia's first-ever Caravan Art Festival will be taking over our private parking lot on Sunday, September 18th, from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM for a day of beer, food, music and general folderol -- a perfect way to mark the end of summer, and somewhat coincidentally, the beginning of Oktoberfest. Can't go wrong with that! What you can expect: Beers & festival food from the Band! More beer! Featuring a @halfacrebeer collaboration, the Sunday in Saigon thai-basil lemongrass saison! Coffee and wild antics from our friends at @darkmattercoffee! Music! A gypsy-jazz lineup includes Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan and the Gipsy Stringz Quartet from 2:00-6:00PM! Frivolity! A growler ring toss! A magician! The list goes on! All are welcome! $5 gets you in, with food, drink and entertainment tickets available for purchase upon entry. Come party with us!
Try your hand at shut the box, a dice game of chance - while you're at it you may as well roll for a dealer's choice cocktail. Shut the box is a pub game where players take turns rolling the dice, and the sum of their roll knocks down a number in the box. If a player successfully shuts the box, he or she wins the pot of money, beer, dignity...whatever you choose to play for.
There's plenty to explore, even for the smallest patrons.