Complete with thumping music, bottle service, and a huge, dark room, this is the newest see-and-be-seen spot for the beautiful set.
By Peter Ranvestel and Carrie Schedler
Published Oct. 27, 2014
The website for the new bar Shay (222 W. Ontario St., River North) is pretty coy about the spot’s purpose—there’s a lot of talk about its “progressive environment” and its “luxurious yet accessible brand"—but we won’t be. This latest offering from the team behind the nearby Cuvée is a straight-up club, complete with bottle service and beautiful people.
Evenings here start out quiet, but by the time we visited Saturday evening, the place was stuffed with well-heeled types sipping Champagne and sampling snacks sized appropriately for eating while drinking. Patrons clad in short, tight dresses and button-down shirts milled around the dark space while the DJ spun late into the night.