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Seen on the Scene

December 2009

10 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Ugliest Holiday Sweater Contest @ The Boundary

Only Santa knows whether they were good or bad this year, but if he keeps a worst-dressed list, we’re guessing these sweater-clad locals will be on it. We caught up with the unsightly knitwear crowd last Friday at The Boundary in Wicker Park, where Chicago Sport and Social Club…

10 years
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Weekend Photos: Mr. Brown’s Lounge

Just when winter was starting to wear us down, a new bar brings a breath of balmy air: The Jamaican-themed Mr. Brown’s Lounge, named for a Bob Marley lyric, opened this weekend in the old Sak’s address in the Ukrainian Village. Our photographer stopped by to snap early adopting barflies as they tested the…

10 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Prohibition Repeal Party at Faith & Whiskey

So what if the Lincoln Park bar Faith & Whiskey wasn’t around for last year’s landmark 75th anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal? As far as the relative newbie is concerned, booze’s legal return just might deserve a celebration every year. On Friday the spot hosted a 1930s-style bash, complete with dancers from Ripettes Burlesque and a new…

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