From a tadpole comes a frog: Now open, from the mother-and-son owners of Blue Frog Bar & Grill (676 N. LaSalle St.; 312-943-8900), River North’s charmingly scruffy go-to karaoke dive, is Blue Frog 22 (22 E. Hubbard St.; 312-527-1200), a more polished and spacious second location stocked with board games, 14 flat-screen TVs, an expanded menu—and, yes, karaoke (9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, until 3 a.m. Saturdays). Our photographer caught the happy-hour crowd on Friday, the spot’s first night in business.


Photography: Megan Dodge