Seen on the Scene

1 year
ago

Weekend Photos: Drumbar

We’ve been fans of Drumbar for a while, but when Craig Schoettler stepped behind the bar late last year, the clubby lounge at the Raffaello Hotel turned into a must-visit destination in the city…

1 year
ago

Weekend Photos: Billy Sunday

We first caught wind of Matthias Merges’ (Yusho) plan to open a 50-seat drinking hole in Logan Square back in August…

2 years
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Weekend Photos: Bub City

Some recalled the restaurant’s original version (which shuttered fourteen years ago) and were hungry for a taste of the updated barbecue offerings…

2 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Glunz Tavern

After a not-so-brief hiatus (Glunz 1.0 shuttered 90 years ago, as a result of Prohibition), The Glunz Tavern has finally resurfaced…

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2 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Park Tavern

We headed to United Center-adjacent Park Tavern on Saturday to check out the gastropub’s inaugural Bulls’ home game service…

2 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Pl-zen

It’s not often that Seen on the Scene takes us to Pilsen, so when we heard of the new subterranean gastropub, Pl-zen, we zipped over to 18th Street…

2 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Half Acre Tap Room

Since Half Acre Tap Room debuted two weeks ago, weekends have brought wall-to-wall beer geeks and neighborhood folks, all clamoring for tastes of Half Acre faves…

2 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Beer Hoptacular

We were elated to hear that Beer Hoptacular, one of our favorite beer fests from 2011, was returning for an encore. With the promise of more space, more food, and yes, more beer than last year…

2 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Grid

The Grid, a sleek, below-grade lounge, hit the scene last month, shortly after Baume & Brix opened upstairs. We were curious to see if it has what it takes…

2 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Homestead’s Season Closing Party

What does a restaurant as hyper-local as Homestead—a West Town rooftop bistro that grows much of the produce on its fresh, comfort-food menu—do when cold weather shuts down the gardening season?…