Chicago’s Iconic Davis Theater Re-Opens After 5-Million-Dollar Renovation Alongside New Counterpart, Carbon Arc Bar and Board


Hungry moviegoers, beer and cocktail aficionados and those looking to grab a casual, yet upscale bite to eat can look no further than Carbon Arc Bar & Board. Located adjacent to The Davis Theater, the new full-service neighborhood restaurant and bar serves up contemporary American fare alongside well- made cocktails, a thoughtful whiskey collection, wines and an extensive selection of beers.

“The experience between The Davis Theater and the restaurant and bar are complementary. We have entertainment programming at Carbon Arc and guests can take their food and drinks into The Davis Theater – we want the experience to be complete in either setting,” says Principal Ben Munro. “Our food and beverage programs offer something for everyone, including the whole family. Guests should feel at home when they come to Carbon Arc Bar & Board.”

Leading the culinary charge, Chef Gilbert Langlois presents a menu of inventive flatbreads and unique fusion tacos, fresh salads and more. Signature items include Chicken Vindaloo and Korean BBQ Tacos, Mushroom Flatbread with truffle white sauce and Chalkboard Chicken with biscuits, white sausage gravy and cabbage slaw. A comfortable spot for the whole family, Carbon Arc Bar & Board offers an interactive Kids menu with favorites such as Short Stack of Pancakes, Chicken “Movie Strips,” and Mac & Cheese, served alongside sides like Mashed Potato Cone. Moviegoers can conveniently satisfy their hunger and quench their thirst with Carbon Arc’s elevated, quick service by taking their food and drink into the theater on trays designed to fit the cup holders.

Those looking to imbibe will appreciate the straightforward cocktail list, divided into three sections: Timeless, Updated Classics and Original Screenplay creations. Highlights include a kegged Old Fashioned, “Mule Madness” with the spirit of choice up to the guest and the New Dirty with vodka or gin and spicy pickle juice. A selection of red, white and sparkling wines and 26 beers on tap, featuring a balanced variety of craft breweries and macro favorites, are also offered.

The 3,500-square-foot Carbon Arc Bar & Board is warm and welcoming, with rich wood floors, white subway tile, brass detailing and deep blue wallpaper featuring carbon arc projectors. Twelve HD flat screen TVs offer media-centric and sports-friendly programming.

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