Canteen | New bar
What was once the Reagle Beagle, then briefly a place named Grami, is now Canteen, "an upscale, contemporary Mexican road house," which is open now, and celebrating its grand opening on June 28. The new concept is part cocktail lounge (the bar makes Old Fashioneds, French 75s and Pisco Sours), part sports bar (there are 11 flat-screen TVs) and part Mexican restaurant: The menu includes elotes (grilled corn on the cob with soft butter and chile de arbol), flautas doradas (fried corn tortillas with chicken, chihuahua cheese, avocado salsa verde, topped with cotija cheese, aioli and queso fresco) and shrimp ceviche. Lastly, DJs spin on Friday and Saturday evenings, and the bar will occasionally host live bands.
Canteen (160 E Grand Ave, 312-755-9645) is open from 4pm–midnight nightly, with additional 11am–3pm lunch hours Thu–Sun.