A riddle wrapped in mystery inside an enigma, the new West Loop club Theatro Ultra Lounge—originally slated to be called Veil, then just Theatro before owners settled on the current name—opened last Friday in the space formerly known as Reserve. Confused? We were, a little. Early adopters, however, seemed more intrigued than befuddled by the Eyes Wide Shut vibe, not to mention the scantily clad hostesses or the spot’s key feature, a “performance box” that hosted dancers, a contortionist, and a ballerina, among other opening-weekend curiosities.

Photography: Megan Dodge