Seen on the Scene

April 2011

3 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Ace Bar

“It’s called The Ace Bar, like the bandage, because the place was broken, and I came in and fixed it,” says Brad Cousens, the owner of a new bar-slash-live-music-venue in the Lincoln Park address formerly home to Hoghead McDunna’s (1505 W. Fullerton Ave.; 312-970-1505)…

4 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Bacardi at the Park

For when proximity is close enough: Bacardi at the Park, a new sports bar managed by the guys behind Gibsons and sponsored by—yes—Bacardi, just a crosswalk away from U.S. Cellular Field. Located opposite the ballpark’s Gate 5 (320 W. 35th St; 312-674-5860), the clubhouse is open to the public on home-game days, from two and a half hours before the first pitch to two hours after the last out, no game ticket required…

4 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Final Four @ Frontier

The NCAA men’s basketball semifinals were the purported main event Saturday at the new Noble Square spot Frontier, but all eyes were on the spit-roasted whole pig trotted out from the kitchen and carved up for a party of diners by gastropub staff…