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Seen on the Scene

April 2010

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Vintage 338

Just ask our nightlife writer Amalie Drury, who lives nearby: Old Townies and Lincoln Parkers alike spent the better part of winter drooling in wait for this new wine bar to open—and finally, last week, it did, with a list of 21 varieties available both by the glass and the bottle, plus a menu of Southern European small plates. Our photographer dropped by Friday night and found a chic crowd in a…

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Shady Lady

Cue the pipe organ: The Shady Lady (712 N. Clark St.; 312-624-9008), a new circus-meets-burlesque lounge in River North, opened to the public last Friday, and our photographer was onsite to catch early adopters mugging for the camera. The bar marks the return of the once and future nightlife entrepreneur Dion Antic to Chicago’s bar scene. Antic is…

7 years
ago

Cubs’ Home Opener at Sports Corner

The Cubs aren’t the only ones who emerged victorious from Monday’s home opener against Milwaukee. Directly across Sheffield Avenue from Wrigley Field, the longtime haunt Sports Corner officially reopened to a full house following a ground-up overhaul. Now triple the size of…

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Temple Bar

The Lake View bar formerly known as Fearon’s Public House (3001 N. Ashland Ave.; 773-248-0990) reopened over the weekend with a red-washed facade and a renewed dedication to all things Irish—including its new name, an ode to the flagship pub of Dublin’s nightlife quarter. While the spot is owned by…

7 years
ago

Lolla Lineup Announced at Debonair Social Club

Word is out: Lolla godfather Perry Farrell (that’s him in the checked blazer) unveiled the August festival’s full lineup late Monday night at Debonair Social Club in Wicker Park, and our photographer was on the scene. The 2010 roster includes megabold-face music names from Lady Gaga to Arcade Fire to Chicago’s own Mavis Staples…

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