As early as 1894, there was a restaurant at this site. By 1905, there was a two-story beer hall, a bowling alley, and an outdoor dance floor. Generations of Chicagoans from all across the city would come here to be entertained. Jazz Age Chicago has an excellent history of Rainbo Gardens that is a must read for Uptowners.
This is just the cover of the 64-page menu/booklet. We hope to publish more images in the future and, if there is any interest, to release it as an eBook.