Thursday, July 9, 2020

"The Last Dance" for The Scout as the Popular Restaurant and Bar Announces it Won't Reopen

It appears The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen - a popular sports bar at the corner of Wabash and 13th - won't be officially reopening (via their Facebook page):

The news is surprising because during normal times this bar and restaurant was one of the more vibrant scenes in the Sloop.

It's not clear on why they've gone this route, but it's been a pretty successful run for the crew at The Scout.  As a reminder the restaurant opened in the summer of 2011 and was highly anticipated (see our write-up from that summer).  

Throughout the years The Scout was a go to for all types of people in the South Loop.  You could even see sports celebrities every now and then.  The most notable thing we remember about The Scout was when it played host to Blackhawks Stanley Cup party in 2013.  Here is a pic of captain Jonathan Toews walking into the restaurant with Lord Stanley:

It also came back in 2015 for a similar party when the Hawks won their third Stanley Cup.

It's been a good run, but we will be curious to see what's next for this high-profile spot in the Sloop.

(Hat tip:  DO!)

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