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Bottom Lounge

View Map1375 W. Lake St., Chicago
Tel: (312) 666-6775
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Editorial Review of Bottom Lounge

Tucked away on a quiet block in Chicago's meat-packing district, this rock bar is a far cry from its subtle surroundings. The music room, for one, brings in some serious noise with its full (and constant) line-up of indie bands. The space is so focused on its bands that even music jargon plays into the restaurant's menu. Instead of appetizers, be prepared to order from a list of "sound check" items including roadie's nachos, completely vegetarian unless you choose to add beef or chicken for an extra $3. From there you can move on to the "opening act" with a selection of salads, and then finally, it's time for "intermission" when you can take a break with a backstage burger and your choice of cheese.

Keeping in line with the rock scene, you don't even have to sit to eat your food here. Should you choose to kick-back in one of Bottom Lounge's high-back booths, don't forget to scope out the rooftop deck before you leave. Located on the second-level, the outdoor locale is an extension of Bottom Lounge's tiki-themed bar, the Volcano Room. Music and food aside, nothing beats sipping a freshly muddled mojito while taking in the cityscape view at Bottom Lounge.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Stacy Warden

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Hours

11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday; closed Monday-Tuesday except for shows

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