Mesler Chicago is the social hub of Hyde Park, set in the splendor of the chic SOPHY Hyde Park hotel. On tap this spring:

Cinco de Mayo & Mother’s Day

For Cinco de Mayo, Mesler will inaugurate margarita flights and introduce a scallop and shrimp ceviche available throughout May. Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14, will have two seatings, at 10 am and 12 pm.

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Cocktail at Mesler Chicago. Courtesy Mesler.

New Beer & Cocktails

A new draft lager from Mexico, Cruz Blanca, has been unveiled at Mesler, as have four non-alcoholic cocktails, celebrating the current trend for mocktails. They include The Kenwood, made with hibiscus tea, pomegranate syrup, ginger beer, and citrus, and the Ube Spirit Free Mai Tai, a refreshing concoction that mixes Seedlip brand distilled botanical spirit with orgeat, a sweet almond syrup, and the violet-hued ube yam syrup, stirred with pineapple, and citrus juices.


Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits at Mesler Chicago. Courtesy Mesler Chicago

Weekends Are For Brunch

Mesler Chicago has become famous for its legendary brunch. Served Friday to Sunday between 7:30 am and 2 pm, Chef Eddie Arreola’s brunch has something for every taste, from Vegetable, Eggs, and Quinoa Hash to Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, the famous 5th Ward Burger, and a Maine Lobster & Shrimp Salad.  As the weather warms, brunch will also be available in The Sanctuary, Mesler’s alfresco dining area.

Lamb Pasta Dish
Lamb Pasta Dish. Courtesy Mesler Chicago

Sunday Supper Music

Mesler Chicago’s signature Sunday Suppers continue with live music from Flowers for the Living. Sunday Supper Music is held every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with a menu that includes Mesler classics from the Midday Menu, like the signature Lobster Roll, the 5th Ward Burger, and the Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich.


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Chef Eddie Arreola. Courtesy Mesler Chicago.

Hours of Happy

Mesler’s Happy Hour happens Tuesdays – Thursdays, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. These hours are one of the liveliest times in the hotel, with Bartender’s Choice for $10, a glass of House Wine for $8, and selected Beers for $5. Accompaniments include Mesler Fries, House Wings, Signature Deviled Eggs, Petite Cauliflower, and Seasonal Burrata. Check out Happy Hour Entertainment Thursdays, which offer the same great Happy Hour classics and the bonus of live entertainment.

Visit Mesler Chicago for more information and reservations.