Highline Bar + Lounge

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River North Gets a Big New Sports Bar

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A game on TV.

An icy cold one in front of you.

Some lobster nachos.

That’s all you really need in a sports bar these days.

Give or take the game on TV.

Here to bring you the essentials: Highline Bar + Lounge, now open in River North. (See the slideshow here.)

This is the first venture in the neighborhood for the guys behind Benchmark and Gaslight. They’re staying true to their formula of handsome/rustic-looking spots—inlaid herringbone floors, 20 televisions, industrial lighting, cushy upholstered stools at the bar.

Yes, go after work for a beer (they have 50) and a burger (they have four)—or go for a casual off-site lunch meeting for the same. Or go to, like, watch a game.

Naturally, the menu makes a play for food beyond pub grub—bison Reuben sandwiches, lobster nachos, bowls of whiskey punches, plus large-format bottles of champagne.

You never know when the Bears will surprise you again.

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