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Published June 22, 2012

Atlas Chugged
A New Brewpub with Good Bowling Potential

That opening clink. The fizz. A frosted mug moving toward your lips. That foamy mustache that forms just a millisecond before your first sip...

Nothing beats the exquisite anticipation of your first cold beer on a hot summer evening.

Oh, wait. No. That’s wrong. Drinking beer beats anticipating beer. Anyway, here’s a little of both:

Presenting Atlas Brewing Company, soft-opening tonight in Lincoln Park with fresh mussels, juicy burgers and plenty of cold beer—and more on the way.

You’ll notice those enormous shiny stainless-steel vats in the back. (Hint: they’re shiny and enormous.) Starting next month, they’ll be brewing your smoked porters, pale ales and stouts—each available in $2 tasting portions. But let’s focus on tonight’s drinking...

You’ll do it in a solidly handsome pub—vintage beer labels on the wall and beer growlers reborn as pendant lights. And yes, there are other local beers to be had. At the bar, you and a group of intimates can munch on black-pepper Parmesan pistachios over Kidnapped by Vikings IPA from new Naperville brewery Solemn Oath. Then, for dinner, just commandeer a booth, and hail over some beer-and-bacon mussels and stout-braised burgers.

But if your intimates decide on bowling, you’ll find a hidden passage leading to the upscale alley next door, Seven Ten Lounge.

The password is: “Direct me to Seven Ten Lounge.”
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