Will there be life after Billy Dec? The guys behind Salud, Cans, Juniors, and evilOlive hope so. 937 N. Rush St.
Gone are the pinup girls. The Goodbar team gave the revamped Leopard Lounge its laid-back stamp. 1645 W. Cortland St.
The Violet Hour
Del Toro led the pack in trendy tapas; its follow-up focuses on the art of cocktailing. 1520 N. Damen Ave.
Predecessor Pasha redefined ladies’ lounges; Manor has overhauled VIP service. 642 N. Clark St.
Tapas lounge 4 Taste bit the dust, making room for 2007’s biggest trend: upscale gastropub. 415 N. Milwaukee Ave.