THE BAR OWNER
Todd Rubin—of Cabaret and, more recently, Privé in Vegas—is back and opening a new River North bar (name and address TBD) with the team behind English.
White Shadow and Major Taylor spin together Mondays at Angels & Kings. Turntable duets and Pete Wentz sightings? We’re there.
Sarah Vargo’s Diva Series—first at JBar, now at Madame Tartine—lets barflies mix with local female celebs. Bonus: a date auction planned for February
Bradley Bolt—formerly of The Violet Hour, a.k.a. craft-cocktailing central—has taken his bartending chops to the new Bar DeVille.
Easy on the eyes and a pro athlete, Blackhawks defenseman James “Wiz” Wisniewski, 24, has been spotted at The Fifty/50, Le Passage, Stanley’s, and Manor.