About Us

Photo Credit: Sarah Elizabeth Larson

Golden Dagger is Chicago’s most artist-friendly music venue. Formerly known as Tonic Room, Golden Dagger is now operating as a fully functioning coffee bar. Golden Dagger is your home for coffee, live music, cocktails and a safe space for all members of our artist community. With brand new bi-fold windows, open-air cafe work space, we are excited to offer our services to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. We have wifi – come work here during the daytime.

Golden dagger patio: our patio is brand new to the property and will always be open for coffee service. We will temporarily be open for alcohol service beginning at 11am and closing at 10pm everyday. The patio is available for private events for groups of 50 people or less.

Live music: we host live music seven nights a week. We provide 100% of all ticket sales to the artists that perform on our stage. All performers must be vaccinated and 21 or Older. For private events or concert bookings, please contact Donnie Biggins, at donnie@goldendagger.com

Updated vaccination & mask policy: all guests that plan to stay on site are required to be fully vaccinated until further notice. You can show your physical vaccination card, a copy of your card, an email confirmation of your vaccination or a photo of your card at the door or to our baristas/bartenders. Your name or birth date must match your valid government-issued id. Masks are required for all patrons while on site. You must wear a mask when speaking to staff or artists. Please respect our space and our staff while we continue to navigate the pandemic. If you fail to comply with our mask policy, you will be asked to leave..

You do not need to be vaccinated to take coffee to-go. Masks are required to enter. Please order at the bar with a barista or bartender. You are welcome to sit outside on the patio or take the coffee to-go.



PHONE: +1 (773) 857-0166

EMAIL: donnie@goldendagger.com

Sunday – 8AM – 12AM
Monday – 8AM – 12AM
Tuesday – 8AM – 12AM
Wednesday – 8AM – 12AM
Thursday – 8AM – 2AM
Friday – 8AM – 2AM
Saturday – 8AM – 2AM