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Seen on the Scene

May 2009

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Theatro

A riddle wrapped in mystery inside an enigma, the new West Loop club Theatro Ultra Lounge—originally slated to be called Veil, then just Theatro before owners settled on the current name—opened last Friday in the space formerly known as Reserve. Confused? We were, a little. Early adopters, however, seemed more intrigued than befuddled by the Eyes Wide Shut vibe, not to mention the scantily clad hostesses or the spot’s key feature, a “performance box” that hosted dancers, a contortionist, and a ballerina, among other…

8 years
ago

The Rockhouse

Among the selling points listed in the press release for the new rock ’n’ roll bar The Rockhouse, which opened Friday in the old Déjà Vu space, was the staff’s multitude of piercings and tattoos—so many, in fact, “visitors would never know they were in Lincoln Park.” As for us, we’ve seen more small-of-back tats in greater LP than we care to count—not to mention neighborhood rock bars, including the also-newbies Amp and Faith & Whiskey—but we’ll let you be the judge…

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Loft Six Ten

After two-plus years in the making, Loft Six Ten (1332 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-772-5017)—from the folks behind such hangouts as Cortland’s Garage, Goodbar, and newbie The Stretch—has opened its doors. Our photographer snapped the bar’s grand opening bash on Friday, when curious revelers roamed the two-level space with cocktails in hand…

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: District Bar

Those who like a little mystery in their lives—besides wondering whether José Contreras will ever stop giving up runs—might want to make like our photographer and check out District Bar, the River North sports lounge that opened Saturday night with one not-so-well-kept secret: Head toward the bar’s library; locate a blue book by a classic American author; give it a tug; and—abracadabra—the bookshelf gives way to a hidden room just…

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