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Holiday Party Special!

Book Now Through Nov. 1

Eat, Drink and Be Rewarded: Book your holiday party with us before November 1 and choose from a list of rewards, including a beverage package upgrade, Cava toast, complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres, a $200 gift certificate, tickets to a paella cooking class and more. Plan an event with a $1500 food/beverage minimum and choose 1 reward; events with $3000+ food/beverage minimum will earn 2 rewards. Please click here for the full list of options and more information, and contact Alison & Michelle at 773-935-500 or by filling out this form.


Contracts must be signed by Nov. 1 to qualify. Applies to events taking place between December 1 and February 28. Food/Beverage minimum calculated before tax/gratuity. Other restrictions may apply.

Fall in Spain Wine Tasting

Tuesday, October 18, 6:00pm

Swirl, sip and savor a fall selection of wines at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s bodega wine tasting! Taste through the lineup of 30 wines and enjoy signature pintxos and tapas from Executive Chef Matt Holmes. Connoisseurs from local distributors will be available to answer your wine questions while pouring you a taste of these beautiful vintages. Guests who find a to-die-for new favorite can even put in a bottle order to enjoy at home! The event is priced at $35 per guest + tax. Space is limited; please call 773-935-5000 for reservations.

Paella Cooking Demo

Saturday, October 15, 10:00am

Eat, drink and learn the secrets behind Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s signature dishes – all in one morning! Executive Chef Matt Holmes will lead this interactive cooking class, demonstrating a how-to recipe for the classic rice dish, paella. Enjoy a six-course wine pairing lunch, starting with three pintxos (Octopus with potatoes and shishito peppers, Hanger Steak with black garlic butter and Mushroom Soup) followed by Tortilla Española, Market Greens Salad, Roasted Pork Loin with Basque chorizo stew, Paella with snails, rabbit and pork belly and finishing with our Spanish Affogato for dessert.

The event is priced at $42 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Reserve by phone at 773-935-5000.

Join Us Aboard
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises



Heighten all of your senses! See the city, feel the breeze & enjoy a taste of Spain – compliments of Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!


Receive 10% off all food catering orders from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba on cruises taking place Aug 1 – Nov 20.

*Mention this offer at the time of booking.


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Click here to get your party started!


Contact: Alison Lowry

Happy Hour Like It’s 1985

Mon–Fri, 4pm–6pm and Fri/Sat, 10pm–12am

It’s official: We are 30 years old. We’re throwing it back to when we opened in 1985 with an old school Happy Hour menu, featuring select tapas at their original price! Enjoy $16 pitchers of our classic Red Sangria, $1 pintxos, spicy potatoes for $2.50, bacon-wrapped dates for $3.25 and more. Happy Hour is available in the bar area daily from 4pm–6pm, plus Friday/Saturday nights between 10pm and midnight. View the full menu here.


Every Monday:
Half-Priced Cocktail Menu!

Extend the weekend with a selection of half-priced cocktails at Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! Enjoy a variety of craft cocktails from our list like the Mezcal Mule (Del Maguey Mezcal, ginger beer, lime, agave and chili powder), Sherry Tart (fino sherry, chambord, lemon and demerara syrup) and Pisco Sour (BarSol Pisco, lemon, Angostura bitters and egg whites), or choose from our take on the classics, including margaritas, mojitos and more.

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