The “tropical multi-level escape” will soon add a rooftop event space and a speakeasy basement sports bar celebrating female athletes.
A new Mexican restaurant has opened a stone’s throw from Wrigley Field offering Cubs fans an idyllic beach-like escape. With tropical décor and a menu of tacos, quesadillas, and margaritas, Diver at the Park brings the charm of Mexico’s historic port city, Tulum, to one of Chicago’s liveliest neighborhoods.
Found within Wheelhouse Hotel, a boutique baseball-themed hotel located at 3477 N Clark Street, Diver at the Park has decked out a 100-person indoor space with plantlife, macramé decorations, and beachy furnishings. But the coastal calm doesn’t stop there.
Stepping into a huge 200-person dog-friendly patio you’ll see rustic limestone walls, bamboo furniture, and even more leafy décor. Woven hanging chairs, hanging planters, and olive trees channel that tranquil beachy vibe whilst a central tree sculpture and murals from JC Rivera give the exciting new bar a unique identity.
Six different $12 margarita’s will more than satisfy margarita enthusiasts with options such as the Sunset In Playa (tequila, lime, fresh watermelon, agave syrup), Cutecumber Margarita (tequila, fresh lime, agave, orange liquer and cucumber puree), and a Beergarita which mixes a 16 oz. modelo can with the Diver Margarita (tequila, lime juice, agave, and orange liquer).
As for the food six different $10 tacos can be ordered including staples like chicken al pastor, carne asada, and carnitas, as well as baja fish and shrimp tacos. You’ll also find a quesadilla chicken al pastor, a shrimp quesadilla, a steak quesadilla, and a vegetarian version with mushrooms, grilled onions, poblano peppers, zucchini and chihuahua cheese all of which cost $15. The full menu can be found here.
Diver in the Park is the work of Adolfo Garcia – a native of Mexico and the restaurateur behind Broken English Taco Pub, Hubbard Inn, and the Diver in River North which opened last year.
In addition to the huge pation and verdant indoor space, Garcia aims for Diver at the Park to become a multi-level venue with both a rooftop space and a basement speakeasy sports bar expected to open in the next year.
Named Dot after the 98-year old former softball player and bowler Dot Wilkinson, the basement bar will celebrate female athletes while the rooftop will serve as a private event space.
Open from 3 pm – 2 am Tuesday through Friday, and from 11 am – 2 am on weekends, Diver in the Park can be found at 3475 North Clark Street inside Wheelhouse Hotel. Happy Hours will run from 4 pm – 6 pm Tuesday – Thursday and reservations can be made for the indoor space but the patio is first come first serve.
[Featured image from Diveratthepark.com]