INSPIRATION: The Drinkingbird Chicago

One of my favorite things about traveling is trying out new restaurants and experiencing great design. On the last full day of our trip to Chicago, we went to The Drinkingbird.

From the outside it looks like just a simple Chicago bar...

The exterior of The Drinkingbird image via The Business Insider

We originally wanted to go because we heard it was a haunted bar and we were curious to check it out. Here is a link to the story of the building about about the haunted story (story here) they refer to the building as Flounder's Bar & Grill, that was the previous tenant.


Then to my surprise, I was very impressed with the aesthetics of the space! It had such a cool vibe. I felt like I was transported into a 60's lounge. 

The main lounge, image via   The Drinkingbird

The main lounge, image via The Drinkingbird

There are so many details that I loved about this space. It was simple but well planned. Everything from the gold tufted barstools, to the modern lighting paired with the graphic wallpaper, and last but not least the beautiful antiqued beveled glass mirrored subway tile on the back of the bar. We all know that I am a fan of that! (I also used it on this beautiful master bathroom renovation: here)

Here are a few shots of the space that I took while we were there...

So next time you are in Chicago you must check out The Drinkingbird! Ambiance was great, service was fabulous and their menu was lovely too! They are located in Lincoln Park at 2201 N Clyborn, right on the corner of Webster. Also, just two doors down is our favorite pizza place Pequod's Pizza, you must go there and try their deep dish pizza! (Thank me later!)