The Allis Is a Sexy-Looking Place to Do Some Work (and Drink)

The open-to-the-public bar/lounge at Soho House is a great place to work on your screenplay while drinking craft cocktails.

Bar at the Allis   Photo: Peter Ranvestel

Soho House, the exclusive club for creative types with sites in cities across the world, is members-only. But three dining and drinking establishments in its new Chicago homestead (113-125 N. Green St., West Loop, 312-521-8000) are open to the public, and that includes the loungey Allis.

The Allis doubles as a hangout space for artistic work (fueled by light meals and afternoon tea by day) and a sleek spot for a drink. Much of the decor is vintage-inspired, from the floor made with reclaimed barn wood to the wall paneling taken from the water tower that once stood atop the Soho House building. You’re free to plop onto a velvet wingback chair and sip craft cocktails such as the Eastern Standard (a mix of either vodka or gin with lime, cucumber, and mint) whether you’ve got a screenplay in progress or not.

Here’s what else we saw when we swung by this weekend.

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