Don’t let that unassuming wood-paneled façade fool you: Tzar Ultra Lounge is no local dive. The new River North nightclub bears a red-carpeted entrance, a list of 150 vodkas, a vodka vault reserved for big spenders, and a staff of modelesque bartenders mixing (you guessed it) vodka cocktails. Our photographer stopped by late Friday night and caught a frisky crowd. Browse his photos below, then read The Chaser’s first impressions of Tzar—including her own foray into the vault—from last week’s media party.


Photography: Jeff Schear