Castaways at North Ave. Beach Opening for 2017!

Posted on May 17th, 2017


It’s been a pretty sunny and warm spring so far in the Windy City, and Chicago is ready to head back to the beach!

That’s why we’re excited to announce that a staple of Chicago’s beach scene — Phil Stefani’s Castaways Bar & Grill at North Avenue Beach — will open Friday, May 19 at 11 a.m.

Castaways Bar and Grill is the top location on North Avenue Beach for tasty food and ice cold beverages. Castaway’s first level features beachside burgers with casual walk-up stands. The rooftop serves tasty appetizers, sandwiches, fresh salads and refreshing desserts.

Whether you’re stopping in for a refreshing cocktail, craving some appetizers or want to enjoy one of our fresh burgers, wraps or salads, Castaways has something for everyone with a menu featuring items from a selection of Stefani Restaurants across they city.

Discover our Grill Menu to see all of our lunch and dinner options, or browse our Drink Menu to try one of our beach cocktails. For those that want to hang out for a little while longer, we also offer daily drink specials from 5 to 9 p.m., including:


$6.00 Smirnoff or Absolut Vodka – you call it! (Does not include Red Bull)


$5.00 Castaways Margarita

$5.00 Bud Light Rita’s


$28 Import & Domestic Buckets


$32 Craft Beer Buckets

All Drink Specials Are Not Valid on Holidays

If you’re planning a summer party, make it a day at the beach with a Castaways private party or cabana rental. Plan your party around some great entertainment options from regular live performances by KISSFM  DJs or prime viewing for the Chicago Air and Water Show scheduled for Aug. 19-20, 2017. View the entire entertainment schedule here.

Castaways is an ideal location for corporate parties, special events, and casual banquets. Private events are available for groups of 50 to 500. There is no rental fee, only a food and beverage minimum. Private parties can only be held on weekdays. If you are interested in hosting your next event at Castaways, don’t wait any longer and book now before it is too late.

Book your private party at Castaways by clicking here. 

For more on what we’ve got planned at Castaways Bar & Grill this summer, discover our website.

Castaways Bar & Grill at North Avenue Beach
1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
(773) 281-1200
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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