Seen on the Scene

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Weekend Photos: Dîner en Blanc

One thousand picnickers donned their chicest summer whites and descended on the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Lawn Friday night for Dîner en Blanc, a flash mob-style BYO picnic…

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Weekend Photos: City Winery

City Winery, the West Loop spinoff of the NYC restaurant/bar/operational winery/music venue, made its debut last week, and we couldn’t wait to pop in on Friday night…

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Weekend Photos: RM Champagne Salon

After months of delays, RM Champagne Salon, home to what’s arguably the city’s premier selection of Champagne and sparkling wine, popped its first cork earlier this month…

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Weekend Photos: The J. Parker

As soon as the skies cleared on Friday night, the city’s finest arrived in droves, eager to take in the sweeping views—and craft cocktails—at Hotel Lincoln’s swanky new addition…

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Weekend Photos: Trenchermen

We were starting to feel like the only scenesters in town who hadn’t visited Trenchermen yet, so we resolved to remedy that on Friday night…

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Weekend Photos: Wood

All awash in amber lighting and luxe finishes, Wood afforded a sleek backdrop for last weekend’s Seen on the Scene. Predictably, there was plenty of cocktailing going on…

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Weekend Photos: Dragon Ranch

Last week, nightlife fixture Billy Dec (Sunda, Rockit, Rockit Burger Bar) unleashed Dragon Ranch, a slick Asian-inspired barbecue restaurant and bar…

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Weekend Photos: Emporium Arcade Bar

After months of delays, Emporium Arcade Bar opened its doors in mid-June. After dropping by on Friday night, we’ll just say that the neighborhood (especially the male population) has welcomed the newcomer…

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Weekend Photos: Untitled

It was a vibrant scene Friday night when we sent our photographer to wander through Untitled, a 17,000-square-foot, labyrinthine River North restaurant/bar/entertainment venue…

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Weekend Photos: Black Bull

The Wicker Park strip’s gained a new hotspot this month in Black Bull, so we popped in for a taste of the scene on Friday night…

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Weekend Photos: Drumbar

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Drumbar, the speakeasy-inspired lounge perched atop Raffaello Hotel’s 18th story. Naturally, then, we wasted no time sending our photographer on Saturday…

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Weekend Photos: The Drinkingbird

The Drinkingbird flew onto Lincoln Park’s burgeoning cocktail scene last month, and we figured Friday was high time for us to pay the 1960s-inspired lounge a visit…