A less-than-packed second night in business meant our photographer had his pick of angles—Should he shoot the 25,000 square feet of marble? The hand-laid mosaics? The Palace Girls dancers? Yes, yes, and yes!—at Palace Nightclub (1242 W. Randolph St.; 312-772-6104), when he arrived a little before midnight on Friday. The new crystal-encrusted nightspot, carved from the interior of the West Loop restaurant Alhambra Palace, is now open Thursdays through Saturdays, with a cover charge of $20. Browse our photos below.


Photography: Jeff Schear