About Rebar - Trump International Hotel and Tower
Floor 1 Mezzanine
Chicago, IL 60611
REBAR. This chic, sophisticated lounge located on the mezzanine level offers a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy captivating views of the Chicago River & Michigan Avenue Bridge. Rebar takes a progressive approach to food and drink, and features ever-evolving hand-crafted cocktails & varied artisanal small plates. The beverage list is heavily focused on champagne & small-batch spirits, and is constantly curated in an effort to innovate and feature the most exciting products in the industry.
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday & Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 1:00pm - 12:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet, Self-Parking and Street Parking available.
Red Line to Grand
Brown Line to Merchandise Mart
Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ideal for both business receptions and social gatherings, Rebar’s versatile space can be tailored to groups of any size. Book either the semi-private area for events 20
Rebar - Trump International Hotel and Tower Ratings and Reviews
No draft beer, only bottles :(. Cocktails were pricey, but delicious. One was served in a glass with cherry wood smoke sitting on top of the whiskey drink. Fancy! Had another cocktail that was hot tea, gin, and fruit. Super delicious, never had something like that before. The lounge has a nice view of the Chicago river with floor to ceiling windows.
This was my first visit. I wanted to share a special birthday experience for my daughter.
I thought we were going to have dinner on the 16th floor. When we got there they informed us that the 16th floor was closed. This mezzanine area was a huge disappointment. I will never attend again.
Been there many many times. This time disappointed that we were seated at the worst seat available. Wanted to transfer seats but told all available seats are reserved. Only to find out 1 hour later that those seats are still unoccupied. The hostess could have been more accommodating..
I came to the Trump to watch the 2016 election results. Given the name on this magnificent building, they didn't seem prepared for the event. The staff seemed to treat it like an ordinary night. There were only 2 small TVs near the bar, which were not visible to most of the seating, so everyone was standing. The staff kept urging us back to our seats. They should have brought in more TVs. How could they not know this was a destination for election night?
The bar ran out of several popular drinks like Bud Lite by 9:00. Glasses were repeatedly taken before drinks were finished. They took our champagne glasses before the cork was popped! There was no fanfare for the election. The TVs were abruptly turned off some time after midnight (they did stay open later than normal) and everyone kicked out, when we would have liked to stay for the results, regardless of being served or not (I realize there are liquor license laws). On this night, the crowd was what made it fun; everyone in the room became friends and it was electric.
I've also been to Rebar on an ordinary night and had a great experience. There is a great vibe here, you feel like you're someplace special. I would come back if I were in downtown Chicago again. They just missed an opportunity to capitalize on a momentous occasion.
On the plus side - given we were in a blue state, in the Trump building, on election night - I felt extremely safe. There was ample security that didn't stifle the environment. Police were out front when we left (this was precautionary, there were no issues inside or out). Plenty of cabs to get everyone home safely.
I went to Trump Tower's Rebar because it will not be more relevant than it is right now, given this election cycle. It was fun and goofy and different. The decor was swanky. The service was good. The drinks were fun but very expensive. Most of the reason for this positive review was the company I was with. I was having drinks with an old friend in a politically relevant building during an historically crazy election cycle. I don't know if I'd recommend this to others unless you have a taste for upper class style and dining with the upper class price to match.
Rebar at the Trump Hotel Chicago is a sophisticated, country-club-casual bar with creative, expertly prepared small plates and top-shelf offerings of beer, wine and liquor. The large room winds around a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows facing the Chicago River lined with iconic architectural treasures and almost constant boat traffic.
The room is large, but is well-divided by pillars and walls, to provide many cozy spaces with comfortable seating and plenty of room between tables and chairs. Not busy during our late afternoon visit, the space allowed for relaxed, intimate conversation; although when the bar is full, the noise level and atmosphere may be substantially more lively.
Service was near-perfect, with smiling, sincere greetings, prompt and timely attention, and friendly comments and suggestions about the menu.
Food included a number of small plates with widely diverse origins, from sliders to charcuterie. While relatively simple in concept, the items were expertly prepared and attractively served. As it was our first visit, we 'explored the menu,' ordering 5-6 items in the $20 to $25 range, and enjoyed the variety and casual approach to what amounted to our dinner for the evening.
We stuck to our standard cocktails, but noted that the bar offers a number of creative mixtures, and boasts a particularly impressive list of premium liquors as their house brands. Of note: Top quality limes - plenty of juice from fresh, healthy wedges!
All considered, we agreed that we can't think of a better bar/casual dining experience when food, drinks, ambience, view, and service are all taken into account. We can only hope that when we return, we can enjoy a similar experience.
Saturday night group business dinner of 12. They weren't particularly busy. We were in a corner purchasing cocktails and a variety of apps from their strictly app menu. The wait was very long for the food and the quality was not good. $1,000 bill later and no one at our table was raving. It's great scenery with a hip décor. I've had much better experiences at the Trump and sorry they weren't prepared this evening.
This was our second time visiting Rebar, and the experience both times was fabulous. Our seats were right up against the window with a fabulous view of the river, the boats, the Michigan Avenue bridge, and the lake beyond. The drinks are pricey no doubt, but with the flawless service and the relaxed ambience, it is well worth it. The seasoned popcorn is a nice touch (especially if you love popcorn as much as I do). We were also served wasabi peas.
Disssatisfaction guaranteed! First time here in this tiny lounge, and I am not coming back any time soon. Skyline view was nice and crowed was pleasant, ambiance was not as eclectic. An order of their expensive $22 savorless 4-piece dumplings took 40 mins to be served. Music played that weekend was ok. Drinks were ok, ladies drinks were ok. No parking validation nor parking discount.
I expected more,.. should've just gone elsewhere.
We went here just for an after-dinner cocktail. It is a beautiful view over the Chicago River and downtown. We didn't order any food, but the nuts/popcorn came complimentary and were tasty. Cocktails are pricey, but good. Service is friendly too. Expect a lot of skin exposure when you come here, but what else at a swanky Trump bar?
Sit by the windows @ ReBar & you have great views of the Chicago river. Ambiance is modern and comfortable. Drinks are a little pricey, but the ones with bourbon are easily worth it. Don't settle for just drinks though - their kitchen also serves up delectable appetizers. The lamb meatballs and the buttersquash + pistachio + sausage flatbread is highly recommended. Service is good too.
Came here on Valentine's day as an end to the evening. My date was greeted with a red rose - nice touch. We were then taken to our table, right by the window looking over the river. So far, so good.
However a couple of things irked me. The music was too loud for the environment. The bar has chairs ideal for lounging in - this naturally encourages one to spread out a little. However doing so left the two of us unable to hear each other. So all of the couples were joined up close at their tables, rather than relaxing a touch more with more space. It just didn't quite fit the ambiance for romance.
Our server was a lovely guy, but made a couple of mistakes - firstly bringing the wrong wine, then bringing the wrong bill at the end. OK, everyone is human, but again it didn't contribute to the relaxed, effortless mood I was hoping for.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
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