Witness: GreenRiver’s Best-Kept Secret

Spicy Drinks, Lake Views and Gin-Cured Gravlax

By UrbanDaddy Staff ·
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Secrets, secrets are no fun.

Secrets, secrets hurt someone.


Well, except this one.

This one’s pretty damn great.

It’s time to come clean about Annex, a shadowy little before-and-after-dinner spot that the GreenRiver team was busy planning while you were busy taking in their breathtaking views and black truffle gnocchi. It’s open now.

To get here, you’ll step off the elevator on the same floor you would for GreenRiver. But instead of walking straight and to the left, you’ll take your first right down a long hallway. That’s called “misdirection.”

Soon, you’ll find yourself in a windowed study. It just so happens to have a bar. And behind that bar is the same Aviary vet responsible for those spirit-forward drinks at GreenRiver. So this is all starting to make sense.

You’ll grab a seat by the encyclopedia-lined bookshelf. On your table: a very handsome box. Inside that box: 12 recipe cards, each detailing a different spice-focused cocktail.

These will only exist for three months before new drinks take their place.

But some will live on in this slideshow forever.


at GreenRiver
259 E Erie St, 18th Fl
(at Fairbanks)
Chicago, IL, 60611


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