The Hampton Social
The Hampton Social, located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, IL, first opened its doors in August 2015. The lifestyle concept is a restaurant hotspot that evokes East Coast living in every aspect. From the coastal fare (a plethora of seafood options), refreshing cocktails and extensive wine & champagne menu, décor (white wood floors, sofas & hammocks and nautical touches), uniforms (rolled up chinos, white jeans, polo shirts, boat shoes), relaxed ambiance, curated music throughout the week and live acoustic performers during weekend brunch, The Hampton Social is a destination where guests always feel like they’re on vacation.
The Bassment, a speakeasy cocktail lounge located below The Hampton Social, first opened in December 2015 with the vision to inspire people to enjoy live music again. Guests enter a secret entrance marked “The Tobacconist" and are led through a narrow hallway, down a short flight of steps and into a simple yet welcoming greeting room with a single aluminum aircraft-style desk and bookcase. It’s when the black curtain is pulled back that a large yet comfortable modern speakeasy bar & lounge awaits. With the 1960s British Invasion movement in mind, The Bassment’s design includes gold accents throughout, brick walls covered in street art, a long bar, a mixture of uniquely designed velvet & leather couches and a full stage. The music program features live bands performing R&B, Blues, New Orleans Funk, Soul, Jazz and Nu-Disco covers. The bar offers the finest in wine, champagne & fine spirit selections, a creative cocktail menu and a light bite menu to choose from as well.