After opening the West Loop dance club Bon V (1100 W. Randolph St.) in September 2007, then subsequently closing his other bar, Lincoln Park’s Ta’Too, in May 2008, Hunter Cannon, 36 and the father of a four-year-old, decided to take stock of his nightlife ventures.

“I couldn’t see myself spending all my time in a club anymore, so I wanted to open a bar that I would hang out in,” he says. The result: Faith & Whiskey, his first solo project, which launched in late January. “My friends and I looked around to see what was left [of Ta’Too],” he says. “All we had was a good selection of whiskeys and a little faith.” The neighborhood bar pays tribute to all things rock and roll, from the guitars on the walls to the whiskey behind the bar to the motorcycles on display. The antler chandeliers seem more Rockit than rock ’n’ roll, but the 20-something Lincoln Park crowd doesn’t seem to mind.

GO: Faith & Whiskey
1365 W. Fullerton Ave.; 773-248-9119


Photography: Chris Guillen