Seen on the Scene

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Weekend Photos: Untitled

It was a vibrant scene Friday night when we sent our photographer to wander through Untitled, a 17,000-square-foot, labyrinthine River North restaurant/bar/entertainment venue…

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Weekend Photos: Black Bull

The Wicker Park strip’s gained a new hotspot this month in Black Bull, so we popped in for a taste of the scene on Friday night…

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Weekend Photos: Drumbar

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Drumbar, the speakeasy-inspired lounge perched atop Raffaello Hotel’s 18th story. Naturally, then, we wasted no time sending our photographer on Saturday…

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Weekend Photos: The Drinkingbird

The Drinkingbird flew onto Lincoln Park’s burgeoning cocktail scene last month, and we figured Friday was high time for us to pay the 1960s-inspired lounge a visit…

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Nightlife Photos: Beer Under Glass

Chicago Craft Beer Week kicked off in fine fashion Thursday at Beer Under Glass, a celebration of craft brewers held at Garfield Park Conservatory…

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Weekend Photos: Mercer One Thirteen

We submersed ourselves in the Friday night festivities at newcomer Mercer One Thirteen, where the opened streetside windows afforded a glimpse into the sleek space, a mélange of exposed brick, polished hardwood, and woodsy wall coverings…

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Weekend Photos: The Point

After a string of delays, the Matilda and Clutch crew debuted their latest project, a three-room gastropub housed by an historic River West building, earlier this month…

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Weekend Photos: CIMM After-Party at Rodan

After the screens for the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival went dark last Thursday, Rodan kept the flicks-plus-tunes theme going steady. The Wicker Park bar and lounge played host to the festival’s opening-night after-party, where reggae DJs dug into record crates beside projections of moving pictures…

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Weekend Photos: Scofflaw

It’s been close to a month since the doors opened to Scofflaw, a Logan Square bar and lounge that, like certain cocktail-driven predecessors, resembles an alluring, dimly lit sitting room…

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Weekend Photos: A Final Four Faceoff at Lottie’s Pub

The University of Kansas pride runs deep year-round at Lottie’s Pub, so predictably, the multilevel Bucktown sports bar was a mad house on Saturday night, when KU took on Ohio State in a literal nail-biter (which you’ll see in the photos) of a showdown. Our photographer was there to capture the Jayhawk faithful…

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Weekend Photos: Old Town Pour House

At around 10 p.m., a line literally poured out onto Wells Street outside the nearly two-week-old Old Town Pour House. Inside, a well-heeled crowd buzzed with activity…