Our patio is open! Located on our side street Palmer with a large awning in the event of light rain.


The Bar

CSCB Cocktails are tropical meets botanical with a hit of color wherever we can work it in. We like making drinks that are fun, fresh and easy to enjoy from mezcal coladas to ginger lychee shots.

The Food

CSCB serves up delicious food in a casual & stylish atmosphere. Founded in nostalgia we cook from the memories we’ve built over the years enjoying American-Chinese food with our families and friends. Furthermore we are constant appreciation for the long history Chinese food has had on this planet as well as the place it has carved out as an American staple. We hope to extend the warmth of those memories to our guests and keep learning in the process.

The People

Jason Vincent and Josh Perlman opened CSCB’s sister restaurant Giant in 2016 in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Through that success and teamwork they have come together to open their second endeavor Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar along with two new partners: Aaron Kabot and Chase Bracamontes, all of whom worked together at Giant years prior.  The group hopes that whatever success they build will continue to give a platform to other talented members of their team in the future.

The Space

There are 60 seats inside and 34 seats on our patio facing Palmer Ave. We maintain a few tables for walk-ins in our dining room and in the center of the room stands round 21 seat bar which is always first come first served- seat yourself.

The space was designed by Erin Boone at Boone Interiors. The design melds old and new to create a space accrued in time. Nostalgia is expressed in the design details, articulating a transformative space honoring both Chicago tavern history and homestyle American Chinese cooking.