Some recalled the restaurant's original version (which shuttered fourteen years ago) and were hungry for a taste of the updated barbecue offerings. Some were fans of the industrious Melman kids' other River North hotspots (Hub 51, Paris Club, RPM Italian) and were curious to see how the latest venture stacks up scene-wise. Still others had a hankering for whiskey and country tunes compliments of DJ Shav. All of 'em looked downright jubilant to be partying at Bub City Saturday night.


Photography: Peter Ranvestel