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Seen on the Scene

August 2009

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Rockwood Place

Wrigleyville’s The Central has been, well, decentralized. Which is not to say the neighborhood is suddenly lacking for bars: In its place, the Eat Well, Drink Better team (LaSalle Power Co., English, Angels & Mariachis) has introduced Rockwood Place, a neo-dive of the sort increasingly seen around town, where cheap beer takes precedence over…

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Rocking Horse

Good things come to those who wait. We first got word of The Rocking Horse (2535 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-486-0011), a Logan Square hang from the minds behind the Ukrainian Village’s High Dive, last winter. While the bar didn’t quite make its targeted early-spring opening, we spotted neighborhood types looking awfully jolly as they…

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Cole’s

What’s halfway between The Whistler’s handcrafted cocktails and hipster ’tude, and Two Way Lounge’s dirt-cheap beer and barroom decorum? Cole’s (2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-276-5802), a new low-key Logan Square dive just down the block from both, where mostly neighborhood types congregate over mostly…

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Cedar Hotel

We predict two summer hits: The Cedar Hotel (1112-1114 N. State St.) and its 24-ounce sunny-yellow take-home cups, both of which debuted this weekend in the Gold Coast from the combined minds of the guys behind Manor and The Fifty/50 and the combined patios of the long-dormant but…

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Luxlounge

Gold Coasters scored a new spot to sip this weekend, when the neighborhood standby Luxbar launched its new second-floor, Saturday-nights-only hangout, Luxlounge, touted for an all-female staff of servers and DJs. Our photographer—also, we note, a woman—was on the scene…

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