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Seen on the Scene

January 2010

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Ice Bar at Vertigo Sky Lounge

It turns out Saturday night’s low of 34 degrees was just chilly enough to keep Vertigo’s new outdoor bar, a ten-foot-long counter made from some 3,000 pounds of ice, cold—and most patrons indoors. Still, we spotted a clutch of jolly bar-hoppers hanging out on the 26th-floor terrace, ordering spiked snow cones and enjoying the view.

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Cuna

On Friday the masses flocked to the grand opening of Cuna, a loungey new dinner and drinks spot in Lake View. Maybe it was the food, by the former Sepia chef Kendal Duque. Maybe it was the beats, spun by the longtime Chicago DJ Jesse De La Pena…

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Late Bar

We took them at their word: Our photographer hit Late Bar—Logan Square/Avondale’s new late-night dance spot, open until 4 a.m. most nights and 5 a.m. Saturdays—in the wee hours of Saturday morning and found an enthusiastic crowd still heating up the dance floor. Brought to you by the folks behind the long-running, club-hopping new-wave theme night…

8 years
ago

New Year’s Eve @ Touch

The future is now: What better way to ring in 2010 than at Touch, a new “iBar” in Roscoe Village where patrons use interactive screens to order drinks and send titillating texts to neighboring tables? Our photographer headed to the space, formerly home to Bungalow Loungebar, on New …

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