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Seen on the Scene

October 2009

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Mustache and Cleavage Benefit at Amp Rock Lounge

No word on how, exactly, mustaches fit into last Friday’s bash benefiting breast cancer awareness at Amp (1909 N. Lincoln Ave.; 312-376-1860)—the drink specials, including a Dolly Parton margarita, we’re clearer on—but with nearly $500 in donations going to two nonprofits, who cares? Our photographer snapped party-goers trying out a full array of fake ’staches at the Lincoln Park bar.

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Scarlet

Our hats off to Scarlet. Seven months after a February fire in the apartments overhead caused this Boystown standby to go dark, the bar reopened September 30th with a fresh dedication to cocktailing and a handsome turn-of-the-century-inspired interior. We sent our photographer over on Friday for the relaunch of the spot’s…

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Sweetwater Tavern and Grille

In the face of a 70-strong beer list, suddenly all of your past happy hours seem sort of … melancholy. Aiming to cure your 6 p.m. beer yen: Sweetwater, a new afterwork spot from the folks behind The Boundary that opened last Monday on Michigan Avenue. We gave it a few days, then sent our photographer down to scope things out. She found a Thursday-night crowd rosy with…

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