NEW! Castaways Cabanas!

Posted on May 30th, 2012

Castaways Bar & Grill on North Avenue Beach, the only venue of its kind in the city, now offers Cabanas available for rent daily through Labor Day. The two cabanas are located on the North end of the Castaways upper deck with a capacity of 10 – 12 people (max) each. The cabanas are available for rent from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Contact Andrea Frankos to book your private cabana!

Castaways announces a full schedule of FREE live summer music every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Featured musicians include Chicago’s own DJ Jem, who will spin remixes of contemporary pop, hip-hop and electro every Saturday throughout the summer months.  Guests can enjoy a rotating schedule of Chicago’s most renowned cover bands including Libido Funk Circus, Cover Gurl, Lisa Renee Band and more.  Full summer schedule available below.

Open now through Labor Day, Castaways is a popular beach hangout with an ice cream café and casual quick-service walk-up stands on the first level, and a rooftop bar and restaurant that offers appetizers, sandwiches, fresh salads and desserts. Featured menu items include Corona Fish & Chips ($11.95), Caribbean Jerk Chicken Sandwich ($8.95), and Beachcomber Salad ($9.95). Guests can cool off with beach bar drinks like Frozen Vodka & Lemonade ($7.50), Ketel One Arnold Palmer ($8), Bacardi Mai Thai ($8), cold draft beer and more.  Castaways serves lunch and dinner every day from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and drinks from Noon to 11:00 PM. View full menu.

No Cover

Every Saturday from June 2 – September 1: DJ Jem
Sunday, June 3: BBI
Sunday, June 10: Rico Band
Sunday, June 17: HyperFlo
Sunday, June 24: Cover Gurl
Sunday, July 1: Lisa Renee Band
Wednesday, July 4: DJ Jem
Sunday, July 8: Libido Funk Circus
Sunday, July 15: Sufallen
Sunday, July 22: Rendition
Sunday, July 29: Backyard Cohort
Sunday, August 5: Sugar High
Sunday, August 12: Lisa Renee Band
Sunday, August 26: Final Say

Air & Water Show Weekend
Friday, August 17 at 4:00 PM: DJ Jem
Saturday, August 18 at 4:20 PM: DJ Jem

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, September 1 & Sunday, September 9: DJ Jem
Monday, September 5: RadioLive

Castaways Bar & Grill
1603 N. Lake Shore Drive
North Avenue Beach
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 281-1200

Hours of Operation
Open Daily: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

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