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5 Bars We’re Obsessing Over in April

The 44th Ward Dinner Party 3542 N. Halsted St. Soak up a night’s worth of drinking at this spot, formerly Lakeview Broadcasting Co., where the grilled cheese is a buck after midnight.     The Rocking Horse 2535 N. Milwaukee Ave. The High Dive guys bring their laid-back attitude and a souped-up menu to Logan … Read more

Gotta Have Faith

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 … Read more

A Little More Ladylike

Also new to the neighborhood, The Lucky Lady opened around the corner from Theory in late December courtesy of Michaels Bisbee and Kaulentis, a.k.a. the guys behind the popular River North hangouts RiNo, Manor, and Stay. “A lot of our patrons said they wished we had an early spot to go to after work,” Bisbee … Read more

5 Bars That Maximize March Madness

Bull & Bear 431 N. Wells St. This newbie offers in-table taps, 25 TVs, one projection screen, and free WiFi (so you can trash talk your bracket buddies over IM).     Stretch Run Sporting Club & Grille 544 N. LaSalle St. Talk about madness: This spot houses 240 TVs—that’s a 1.2:1 TV-to-barfly ratio. Plus, … Read more

Rock On

Talk about a bar that feels like it’s been around a while: The guys behind West Town’s High Dive, Georg Simos and Alex Tsolakides, are at it again with Rocking Horse in Logan Square. Simos gave us the exclusive on the new bar, slated for a late February or early March launch.