|Sketch of new bar at Villain's (via The Local Tourist)|
The new South Loop, bar and restaurant taking a new approach with its 40-deep draft beer menu by creating a dual-temperature cooler to guarantee the beer is chilled to the exact specifications of the brewer. Only a handful of these coolers exist in the US and Villains will be the first location in Chicago to have one.
Designer Brian Willette is using inspiration from Printer’s Row’s past to convey a cool and industrial feeling that gives a nod to the neighborhood’s publishing history. To keep the astetics local, Willette is working with local artisans to fabricate the unique elements like the beer taps.