All-Weather Beer Garden

an outdoor & indoor event space with a retractable roof

Our most popular feature is our all-seasons beer garden, adjacent the main bar. Lounge seating, tables and plenty of TVs make the area a comfortable extension of the Main Bar. On warm days, you can eat and drink under open skies thanks to the Beer Garden’s retractable roof. Throughout the winter, the roof is up and the beer garden’s stone fireplace is always stoked, creating a festive ambience for nighttime revelers. The beer garden is an ideal setting for Frontier’s signature whole animal dinners, as well as: 

  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Bachelorette parties
  • Bachelor parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Product launches
  • Holiday parties
  • Corporate luncheons
  • Fundraisers

Second Floor Lounge

company holiday parties, surprise parties, corporate events

Our upstairs lounge, the Elixir Room, is perfect for special events and private gatherings. It contains scaled-down versions of many features that highlight the main bar area, including a full bar, a DJ booth, and numerous flat screen TVs. The lounge has two large-screen AV projectors – suitable for viewing parties, presentations, and major sporting events. Exposed timber and natural brick accents provide a warm, inviting ambience for special events, and floor-to-ceiling windows add light and create a sense of space. A stone fireplace warms the room on cold nights, and highlights the rustic charm that makes the upstairs lounge ideal for: 

  • Baby showers
  • Bridal showers
  • Corporate events
  • Wedding receptions
  • Company Christmas parties
  • Surprise birthdays
  • Trade show networking events
  • Charity fundraising events

Chef’s Table

Witness the magic of Chef Brian Jupiter’s open-air kitchen

Up to 12 guests can experience how Frontier’s unique menu makes it from kitchen to table and get a real sense of the work it takes to prepare and cook dishes like gator, elk, or whole-roasted pig. Lucky chef’s table guests who book in advance can order from Frontier’s regular menu or request a special tasting menu, featuring a one-of-a-kind assemblage of chef Jupiter’s food and drink pairings. The chef’s table is the perfect place to enjoy Frontier’s signature whole animal offerings. Best of all, guests only need foresight to sit at the chef’s table – while it books up quickly, guests will pay nothing extra for the privilege of this unique vantage point.

  • Corporate team-building
  • Bachelorette parties
  • Bachelor parties
  • Anniversary parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Corporate meetings
  • Birthday parties
  • Bridal showers

Main Bar

a 40ft bar with exposed timber, natural brick, & state-of-the-art ice-tap draft lines

Walk-in customers are the bar’s mainstay, while table reservations can accommodate parties of 8-20 guests.  Guests enter Frontier through the mainbar, which features a state-of-the-art “ice tap” draft towers that line the bar, pouring a rotating variety of local craft and unique import beers, some of which can’t be found anywhere else in Chicago. Guests can also choose from over 30 bottles, cans, and “large format” beers, wine, and a full liquor bar. Multiple flat screen TVs stud the walls, displaying the best local teams. Frontier’s DJ booth plays weekend host to local DJs.

Offsite Catering

hunted, farmed, foraged & harvested plates for sharing

Like generations of pioneers who uprooted their lives and pushed for new beginnings in the American West, we prepare and cook our food in ingenious and tasty ways. Our menu pays tribute to what those adventurers ate and hunted on the trail, as we invite you to savor the modern day interpretations of their fare. Our food is best enjoyed in communal settings. We’ve captured the early pioneer’s celebration of family dinner gatherings in order to create you an unparalleled dining experience that is well paired and well fueled. Our bar features a wide array of domestic and regional craft beers, select fine wines, and house made craft cocktails, using only the freshest quality ingredients. And, our full liquor bar accommodates the most dedicated cocktail enthusiast.

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Frontier is located at 1072 North Milwaukee

Frontier is located at 1072 North Milwaukee