Thursday, January 17, 2008

New bar is so scandalous that . . .

. . . I can't even post the photos.

It's called Filthy Libertine (1615 N. Clybourn Ave.), and if that address looks familiar to you, then you probably frequented it when it was called Glow.

Going back to its Glow roots, Filthy Libertine is owned by the guys who first launched the legendary Crobar (1543 N. Kingsbury, 312-266-1900) brand. They've teamed up with nightlife impresario Jerry Suqi, who is best known for igniting Chicago's upscale lounge craze with Narcisse, Sugar and most recently La Pomme Rouge (108 W. Kinzie St., 312-245-9555). They've also brought aboard nightlife vet and deejay Tommy Z to handle promotions and entertainment.

The bi-level lounge offers a speakeasy feel, featuring a VIP room that I'm sure will live up to its "Filthy Libertine" name in months to come. You'll get progressive and old-school dance music, plus an award-winning culinary arts specialist who has designed an appropriate late-night menu featuring items like the mini Crab Puppies. Now open.

Opened recently:

Bottle Bar (440 N Aberdeen St., 312-850-2266). There are actually 99 bottles of beer on the wall at this Lakeview joint.

Peek-a-Boo Lounge (440 N Aberdeen St., 312-850-2266). Hidden neighborhood chill-out spot in West Town.

And coming soon:

New Wave Coffee (2569 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-682-8688). Coffee shop and cafe set to open in Logan Square in the spring.

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