First Look: Lone Wolf, a West Loop Neighborhood BarBy Sarah Freeman | November 14, 2013 By Sarah Freeman | November 14, 2013
How does one make a new bar feel old, like it's been a neighborhood staple for years? Lone Wolf, opened just yesterday, is filling the West Loop’s boozy hangout scene's gaping hole in a way that makes patrons feel like it has been on the culinary-driven street all along. The bar is the latest from Heisler Hospitality collection, which also includes Trenchermen, Bangers & Lace, Bar DeVille and Revel Room in conjunction with the team from Barrelhouse Flat.
The unassuming façade - concrete brick and glass block windows - hides what's going on inside, where dim lighting, minimalist decor, a local draft list and classic cocktails are the order of the day. The centerpiece is a heavy wood bar with seating for 30, behind which an arsenal of cocktail experts prepares drinks designed by Barrelhouse Flat’s Stephen Cole. The bar is already filled with locals seeking simple libations and comfort food provided by Bridgeport’s Pleasant House Bakery. In a strip overrun with some of the city's most thought-provoking food, it's nice that the area now has a place for people to sit back with a strong drink and a savory pie.
806 W. Randolph St.; 312-600-9391