First Bites Bash: Get Your Tickets Now


Experience the thrill of First Bites Bash, the official start to Chicago Restaurant Week. Dive into a night of gourmet delights from top Chicago restaurants at the iconic Field Museum. Sip on premium wine, beer, and spirits, and explore exclusive Field Museum exhibits after hours. Join us on January 18 from 6 – 9 pm.

Participating restaurants and more

A diverse array of renowned Chicago restaurants is set to participate in the upcoming culinary festivities, including 14 Parish Chicago, Barrio, Beatrix, Brasserie by C&C, and many more. The list features an eclectic mix of establishments, ranging from casual to fine dining. In addition to the impressive restaurant lineup, the event will also showcase a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, spirits, beer, and wine from notable brands such as S.Pellegrino, 1800 Tequila, Pepsi, Haymarket Brewing Co., Joel Gott Wines, and Trinchero Family Estates Napa Valley, among others. This culinary extravaganza promises a delightful exploration of Chicago’s vibrant food and beverage scene.

A full list of participating restaurants and brands can be found on the First Bites Bash website.

Tickets to this extremely popular event can be bought HERE.

Book your tables now for Chicago Restaurant Week

The main event, Chicago Restaurant Week, is back from Jan. 19 – Feb. 4. The 17th annual event celebrates Chicago’s acclaimed culinary scene with special prix fixe menus — $25 for brunch or lunch, and $42 and/or $59 for dinner.

This year, Chicago Restaurant Week features more than 350 restaurants, including:

  • 30+ diverse neighborhoods represented
  • 60+ minority- and women-owned restaurants 
  • 50+ restaurants making their Chicago Restaurant Week debut

Don’t wait too long to make reservations, check out the website for all the details.

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