1604 W. Chicago Ave.
Drawing inspiration from the globetrotting Beat Generation of the 1950s and ’60s and named after the bohemian hipsters who followed in their path, Beatnik is an eclectic mix of unique furniture, accessories and antiques from all over the world. Mirroring the restaurant’s design aesthetic, Chef Marcos Campos’s cuisine takes a similar global approach, harmoniously melding flavors and ingredients from Asia, Mexico, Greece, India, the Middle East and South America.
The restaurant aims to take guests on a voyage through the bucolic splendor of a Mediterranean farmhouse, the colorful opulence of Moorish architecture, and the tropical lushness of Bali. In the process, Beatnik expands on the definition of what a Chicago restaurant should and could look like.