Nosh & Booze Is a Great Place to Hide From Cubs Mania
If you just want to go out for a drink and don’t want to deal with baseball crazies, mark this TV-free pop-up down.
By Peter Ranvestel and Carrie Schedler
Published Oct. 25, 2016
Note that the following images were shot on Saturday night, as the Cubs were wrapping up their National League title—which means that Nosh & Booze (838 W. Randolph St., West Loop) didn’t stand a chance at being packed with drinkers. Which means, for those of you looking for a place to hide from all things Cubbies, you’d do well to add this pop-up in the former Vivo space (with nary a TV) to your drinking rotation.
You’ll be able to hole up with an assortment of sprightly craft cockails, like the fruity-floral Violet Daisy. Many of them have the gimmick of featuring the omnipresent LaCroix sparkling water, but they’re basically just trendier takes on easy-drinking spritzes. And though the crowd on this particular evening was a bit thin, on previous visits the stools and tables have been dotted with people finishing up a West Loop boozing night or passing the time until a buzzy reservation was ready. It’s a good place to hang in any case.