photo credit: Marisa Klug-Morataya

Nine Bar review image

Nine Bar


216 W Cermak Rd, Chicago
View WebsiteEarn 3X Points

This speakeasy is hidden inside of Moon Palace Express. One step into the “kitchen” and you’re transported into a narrow dark room with neon accent lights, like you’re in a scene from Tron. Upbeat hip-hop music gives the room lively energy, but it’s still relaxed enough to chill at the bar or share snacks on their comfy couches without worrying about drunk table dancing. The food menu is short, but does have some highlights, like zesty mapo fries and a pork cutlet sandwich with tonkatsu sauce—both of which go great with one of their unique cocktails like a bold-flavored Old Fashioned made with Chinese five-spice.

Sign up for our newsletter.

Be the first to get expert restaurant recommendations for every situation right in your inbox.

By signing up, I agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Featured in

Suggested Reading

Chi Cafe review image

Chi Cafe is a late-night restaurant in Chinatown where you can get anything from congee to salt-and-pepper squid.

The Best Restaurants In Chinatown guide image

The greatest restaurants in Chicago’s Chinatown.

The Best Dumplings In Chicago guide image

Our list of the best dumplings in the city.

Infatuation Logo
2023 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store