If nooses and chains don’t give you the warm fuzzies, maybe you haven’t been to Exit, where the pierced and tattooed bar staff are surprisingly friendly.
As a go-anywhere, drink-anything nightlife reporter, I’ve pretty much seen it all. But when I entered the 12,000-square-foot Nuevo Latino restaurant-lounge DeLaCosta (465 E. Illinois St.), I was floored.
Who knew wordplay could be chic? Wicker Park gets its first bar with a palindrome for a name. PLUS: Two more new spots
Nightspotting gets into spy mode for The Underground, Billy Dec and Co.’s latest club. PLUS: More new and soon-to-open spots
Our nightlife correspondent parties like a rock-star (Rock Star: Supernova, that is) and still manages to report back on the new bar Pharmacy. PLUS: Celebrity Beat
Dormant no longer, Lava returns to the scene with a bang. PLUS: Good things come in threes for the Goodbar team.