Now Open: Hunter Meets Hipster at Sportsman’s ClubBy Sarah Freeman | December 20, 2013 By Sarah Freeman | December 20, 2013
This is a drinking den for the urban hunter/gatherer/hipster. Located in Humboldt Park, the latest cocktail concept from Heisler Hospitality (Trenchermen, Lone Wolf, Revel Room) encourages locals to don their thickest flannel and cozy up in one of the booths - with chess and checker boards built into the tables - for a cocktail or glass of on-tap amaro. This is the Sportsman’s Club.
The bar, which opens today, gets its name from the location's original bar, which acted as a hangout for Polish immigrants. The new tavern takes cues from old design elements; inspired by a French hunting museum coupled with a Chicago tavern sensibility, the 35-seat space is like a deer head-adorned woodland lodge with a cozy fire-lit backyard.
This lodge-like space opens just in time for winter's snow dump. Get comfortable with a game of checkers and cocktail (there is no set menu, just a daily rotation of four house cocktails) for a night in this winter wonderland.
948 North Western Ave.; 872-206-805