A Space to Gather Over Coffee or Cocktails, Day or Night

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Located in front of Steppenwolf’s new 1700 Theater, Front Bar is a warm, creative space to grab a drink, have a bite or meet up with friends and collaborators, day or night. Functioning as a stand-alone entity, the café & bar also connects to Steppenwolf’s existing main building creating an expanded lobby space.

Front Bar serves artisanal coffee and espresso by Passion House Coffee Roasters featuring food by The Goddess and Grocer. The menu features fresh, accessible fare, with breakfast pastry, grab and go salads and sandwiches for lunch and shareable small plates and desserts for evening and post-show service.

Complimentary parking for Front Bar is available in the 1700 N Halsted lot from 7am-5pm on weekdays, and 7am-12pm on weekends. Front Bar also offers complimentary Wi-Fi.

Front Bar was developed with consultation from Steppenwolf’s friends and neighbors, Boka Restaurant Group (BRG), along with interior designers Karen Herold and Kayce Carter of Studio K and the marketing and design firm Grip.