BAR SÓTANO | 443 NORTH CLARK STREET | 312-391-5857 | INFO@BARSOTANO.COM
LOCATION AND HOURS
443 North Clark Street (entrance in alley)
Chicago, IL 60654
Tuesday–Thursday 5 pm-12 am
Friday & Saturday 5 pm-2 am
Closed Sunday & Monday
Please note: Our kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. We are 21+ after 10:30 p.m. every night.
Holiday hours: Bar Sótano will be closed Thursday, 11/28 for Thanksgiving, and closed Tuesday 12/24 and Wednesday 12/25 for the Christmas holiday. We will be open on Sunday 12/29 and Monday 12/30 but closed Tuesday 12/31 for a private event. Finally, we will be closed Jan. 1-9 for our annual holiday break and will reopen 1/10.
Bar Sótano reservation policy:
Reservations are recommended, but we save space for walk-ins. Reservations can be made by calling 312-391-5857 or through Resy.
ABOUT BAR SOTANO
Bar Sótano takes you deep into the heart of Mexico, away from the beaches and Big Bus tours. Bar Sótano’s lifeline is the markets. Where aromatic waves wash over you from the fruit stalls. Where meat vendors set out every part of the pig as a prize. Where herb stands promise health in a hundred or more flavors. Where chiles transform from a single-note spice to a symphonic full-body experience.
Mexico’s cuisine, of course, is an ancient and complex one, always adapting and evolving from its millennia-old indigenous roots through encounters with the kitchens of Spain, Islam, Southeast Asia, France and its neighbors to the north. Which means that the country’s collective cookbook is vast, and the craftsmanship of those who keep these flavors alive is remarkable. True, too, of those who craft dozens of agave varieties into distillates called mezcal or sotol or raicilla or bacanora or tequila. Just like the markets, Mexico’s master distillers offer a nearly unfathomable variety of flavors.
Welcome to Bar Sótano!
443 North Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654