LaSalle Power Co. doesn’t open to the public until this Friday, May 1st, but our photographer scored a preview of the bar/restaurant/music venue—housed in a River North building once home to the LaSalle Street Cable Car Powerhouse and brought to you by the folks behind English and Angels & Mariachis—when it plugged into Chicago’s nightlife grid last Thursday for a private party. Check out photos of the three-level, 20,000-square-foot space, outfitted with vintage concert posters, a glass-enclosed VIP room, and a central staircase leading up to the third-floor stage; then visit for a schedule of upcoming concerts.

Photography: Megan Dodge