by Jeremy R. on
I am hoping I can go here again and give a better review. We had a 10:15 reservation for the bar... we arrived at 10:20 .. they did not have seating for us in the bar so we were put in the dining area.... it was very nice in there ... swanky ... lots of fuddyduddy's around though... I'm thinking the crowd may be better in the weekday... anyway we were told that we would be moved once something came up..... two cocktails later the hostess was still knelt down at a table that appeared to be a friend of hers...no love ...... check please .... I will definately go back just cuz I like swanky hoity toidy...
by Haywood Condo on
What a swanky little joint! I came here this past weekend to see the hilarious Richard Cheese perform and was pleasantly surprised by how cool this small venue turned out to be! I felt like I was hangin' at a place straight out of the 20's! The bartenders were dressed the part w/ clean, classic long sleeved shirts and as though to verify my observation, I was greeted by the velvety voice of Karina Denike from the opening jazz group. The place is dark & sexy w/ comfortable booths set-up in the back, where I envisioned 1920's gangsters posting up w/ strong whiskey & smoking fat cigars. The left stage is beautiful w/ its textured red accents and intimate setting. As far as the drinks went, they had quite a punch to em' and were decent enough. There were bars scattered around the small venue so there was hardly a wait to snag a drink! Also, for once in my life, there wasn't a drink to be found, spilled about the ground. Maybe it's their nice carpeting that makes music goers be on their best behavior? Another plus: there's a convenient $1 coat check. I think The Chicago Tribune sums it up best when they say that it's "one of the most plush and dramatically lit dance/music spaces in the country. The room evokes an era when big bands reigned..." I'll be keeping my eye on this venue since I'd love to go back and take in all its loveliness!