Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Triumphant Return of Villain's?

An excited reader recently wrote to us about a neighborhood favorite that closed last year:
Villains bar and grill posted on their Facebook that they will be returning soon, in the South Loop but did not say when/where.
Upon further investigation on their Facebook page it's true!  We also had some inside gossip and can confirm that this is true.  As it stands now, they're reviewing the lease with the lawyers and hope to have a location announcement soon.

We were able to confirm it's going to be in the South Loop.  However, be patient...it's going to be a complete build-out.

Now let's play everyone's favorite game...Guess Where the New Villain's Will Open?

(Hat tip:  RGR!)

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

my guess is 75 E 16th street.

Anonymous said...

pfft, this place was soooo bad. Pass

MarkChicago said...

This is great news! I would doubt the 16th St. location since Villains was known for live music and that appears to be a largely residential building. I would guess somewhere in Printers Row east of their old location.

Anonymous said...

thanks for your awesome opinion mark

Anonymous said...

YAY so yet another loud college bar settles into our hood while we still struggle to obtain decent fresh fruit, coffee, farmers markets, and parks. But oh nice we get another bar,

Skid Row all over again

Jim in the Sloop said...

@Anonymous 10:48am

Please. The old Villain's was right down the street from us. While they brought in an "interesting" crowd, they were great neighbors and never gave us a moments concern. The bouncers, while rough looking were actually nice guys, and our dog loved them.

In related news, the owners of the old Villain's gutted the place within days of the closure, and now it just sits there months later, looking pretty much like the rest of the building - derelict. Scum.

Anonymous said...

Lol skid row. That's grand. Pretty sure I know where it's going. Should be pretty amazing when it's done but its gonna be big time money to convert the space. Space should prove a great investment come summer time. I'm excited. Roof deck maybe?

Anonymous said...

i love all the stooooopid anon comments on here saying how they know all these inside details

Anonymous said...

Where ever it goes in the Sloop, you better believe I'll be in there at least weekly for the best craft beer selection, wings, and hospitality in the city.

Anonymous said...

didnt we kind of rid ourselves of markchicago?

Anonymous said...

Loud college bar? Did you ever go into the old Villain's?

Anonymous said...

the storage facility on 16th and Dearborn...

under the Roosevelt Collection...

above Trader Joes...

23rd & Michigan...

Anonymous said...

They are going to be on the Clark Street on the same block. Right between Urban Pantry and Foundry. Much bigger space around 3000 sqft with brand new build-out. Welcome!

Anonymous said...

really? 13 comments about some dumpy EMO bar opening back up? WGAF

Anonymous said...

I for one welcome them back to the southloop.... they had great food and i never saw any problems there

Anonymous said...

Man you people hate EVERYTHING. this is why you can't have nice things.

Anonymous said...

Love villains!!!! Best tater tots ever. And the beer selection is fantastic. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I heard 16th street but we shall see

Anonymous said...

Ole Hardwood building would be the best location. I wonder if they looked into that spot.

FitGuy said...

Keep eating your "tots" and cheeseburgers.... soon you will all be in my gym asking for help because you cant even pull your own pants down to goto the bathroom

Be stronger, resist temptation fatties.

" oh they have great heavy beers and awesome cheesy tots with bacon oh num num num num "

Anonymous said...

Would love to see it come to 16th street, but Clark sounds more likely.

Cherise said...

Awww, FitGuy's feeling left out because his friends are tired of being lectured all the time and he never gets invited out for beers...

Dude, I walk to work (and everywhere, for that matter), go to the gym every day, and enjoy a good sweaty dance class once a week, and I'm thrilled Villains decided to stay in the neighborhood. I enjoy a good craft beer with my veggie burger or dressing-free salad.

Cherise said...

Awww, FitGuy's feeling left out because his friends are tired of being lectured all the time and he never gets invited out for beers...

Dude, I walk to work (and everywhere, for that matter), go to the gym every day, and enjoy a good sweaty dance class once a week, and I'm thrilled Villains decided to stay in the neighborhood. I enjoy a good craft beer with my veggie burger or dressing-free salad.

FitGuy said...

booze is empty calories, do you do everything in life half way or just your diet routine.

If you were in shape more you wouldnt sweat while "dancing"

Cherise said...

It's not a "diet routine," that's the way I eat.

FitGuy said...

right, you eat bad. Case closed

Anonymous said...

Wow - that "fitguy" sounds like a total do*chebag.

Lisa said...

I don't believe fit guy is a trainer as he mentioned in a previous post. I work in the industry and most trainers worth thier stuff will tell people not to take an all or nothing approach to their diet. Come on fitguy, tell us where you work...which gym!! Break out of your anon status!!

FitGuy said...

Lisa I assume you "train" pilates or some kind of cute little yoga class.

Let the real training to men and stay home and prepare our meals and loiter our bed chambers. if i wanted to list my gym I would but I dont need the business from people like cherise that need to "dance" off their cheeseburgers and beer

Reality bites.

FitGuy said...

I tried to disclose information about my gym but sloopy did not let it go through

John said...

Awesome, so glad they're coming back. Understood it's not a place for everyone, and frankly, I'm glad about that. Beer selection is best around.

PS - FitGuy is such an adamant troll, I almost have to give him props. Ah, nevermind.

Jeff S said...

FitGuy, I'll take empty calories over an empty soul. Please share 'your' gym so the rest of us know to stay far away from it and instead work with trainers who aren't belittling to others.

Penny said...

THIS!

The return of an excellent beer list and wonderful burn-your-lips-off spicy bbq hot wings which we thought were lost forever. Better staffing I hope though, the staff was awful. Welcome back, Villain's!

Brianbobcat said...

C'mom everyone, as John said, FitGuy is a total troll. It's funny to read. If I knew what non-existant gym he worked at, I would go buy some BigMacs and eat them outside the gym's windows...and I rarely get fast food.

Anonymous said...

Great news. These guys are true operators who love beer. I wish them nothing but the best.

FitGuy said...

Anyone with the handle "brian bobcat" surely wouldnt eat fast food ( eyeroll)

I bet you read comicbooks and eat gas station nachos.

I make good money off of poor slobs like you, thanks in advance for your sloth.

Anonymous said...

I second Penny's thoughts. So glad Villains is coming back, but really hope they do a better job staffing the new location. The only exception being the doorman at the old location... he was the best.

Anonymous said...

Previous post from FitGuy says he works at FFC.

Wed 1/2/2013 2:21 PM

"And FYI I am a trainer at FFC on state where I have worked with alot of the sloopin regulars"

I hope these sloopin regulars find themselves a new trainer.

Anonymous said...

ANON @ 1206

were you a lonely tattle tail when you were young? Stop being juvenile.



-FG

Anonymous said...

Just posting your own words FitGuy, since you tried to blame it on Sloopin censoring you.

Anonymous said...

FitGuy doesn't even live in the Sloop. And personal trainer wasn't exactly his career ambition.

Anonymous said...

ANON @ 1225 AM

YOURE WIERD FOR BLOGGING ABOUT THIS After midnight. Get a life

Super SLooper said...

Can't wait until Villains comes back! We miss you guys! Can you add some more vegan items to your menu? Love your bar, regardless. (My location guess is Printers Row on Dearborn.) :D

Also...
Cherise, you rock!
FitGuy, we get it: you're a hapless troll.
(BTW, I'm an endurance athlete: ultramarathoner, triathlete, century cyclist, etc. [without the help of any gym or personal trainer], and I polish off my victories with excellent craft beers. That's called "Happiness"!)