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Tea has been a long tradition at the Drake Hotel, Chicago, though not always in the fashion that it is today. The Palm Court began serving Tea during the holiday season of 1982 and dignitaries the likes of the late Princess of Wales, Princess Diana, Hilary Clinton have sipped and supped here since. In 1958, Queen Elizabeth enjoyed tea at the Drake. This was a historical moment not only for the Drake, but also for Chicago. In the 1970’s, the Palm Court served tea to her majesty the Empress of Japan. The uniqueness of the beauty of the room centers around a gorgeous limestone fountain with a giant urn as its center motif dating 275 years old, this French bronze place was introduced in the room by designer David Williams. Most importantly, the ambiance of this afternoon affair is greatly enhanced by the live harp music performed 365 days a year by our musicians dressed in classical evening gown attire. The Palm Court is available for special occasions and private functions.

Drake Hotel Chicago Palm Court Afternoon Tea

Drake Hotel Chicago Palm Court Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea
Afternoon Tea takes place daily in our traditional Tea Lobby featuring live harp music performed 365 days a year . There are several seatings per day from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, each last approximately an hour and a half and reservations are recommended.

Evening Cocktails
Elegant, cozy bar taking the best of wines and champagnes by the glass. Palm Court is a pre-dinner meeting place, or it could be a meeting place for drinks after work. Food will also be offered at the Palm Court, with a menu comprising of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweet selections. Also, a large selection of imported beers, spirits and cocktails made with premium mixers.

Afternoon Tea
Open Daily – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Live Harpist
Monday through Friday – 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday – 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Cocktail Service
Sunday through Thursday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday – 11:00am to 1:00am

is featured during tea time.
Harpist Performance Schedule:
Weekdays – 2:00pm to 4:30pm;
weekends – 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Walk down to The Drake for a little spin in front of the gorgeous fountain. Or just relax on the big, comfy couches with a nice cocktail, and watch the dancers like the rest of us! Live entertainment is provided every Friday & Saturday nights. Food will also be offered daily from 5.30p.m. to 10p.m. at the Palm Court, with a menu comprising of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweet selections

Get in the spirit of the holidays at the Palm Court in Chicago’s Drake Hotel.  For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

Ho Ho Ho,



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