Thursday, May 17, 2012

Square One Shooting for Early June Opening; Will have Self-Service Wine Dispensers

There has been a lot of excitement surround Square One, a new wine and cocktail bar coming to the Southwest corner of Michigan and 14th.  Last we heard, things were going swimmingly and they were shooting for a late May opening.

Well you're going to have a wait a couple extra weeks, but intriguing information continues to come out about the concept (via Chicago Magazine):
SQ1 Tea Blossom
via Chicago Magazine
Buddies Alex Hernandez and Ron Vaisman are giving South Loopers the Choose Your Own Adventure treatment at SQUARE ONE, their wine and cocktail bar scheduled to open in early June. “The idea was for our neighbors to have a place to hang out where they could be comfortable for any occasion,” says Hernandez, who also owns a breakfast spot, Waffles, in the same building. 
Here’s the story: You want a drink. If you’re after wine, grab a glass and advance to the self-service dispenser, then pay by the ounce for what you imbibe. If you’re pining for a cocktail, let the bartender craft a drink to your tastes, or go with a classic like the trusty old fashioned. You’re looking for somewhere to take a load off. If you opt to sip alfresco, find a spot on the 30-person patio that runs the length of the building.

Self-service dispenser?  Sounds fun...kinda like Bull & Bear and Public House in River North, but with wine instead of beer and liquor.

Also glad to hear that they will have outside seating.  Good idea to put it on 14th street as Michigan can be a little hectic and noisy with cars flying by at 40+ MPHs.


matt phew said...

apparently theres a countdown on their website

MarkChicago said...

Wow 8 days??!! That's aggressive and hope it's true. Last time I saw past the paper a few weeks ago, there was much to be done.

Wonder if they will do the sign differently from the other spaces, visibility seems tough in that building.