Well, maybe a little hoopla. A little hoopla’s nice. Oh, and maybe some ahi tuna nachos. They pair so well with hoopla.
Sounds like Four Star Lounge, a not-very-pretentious/not-too-shy-on-libations kind of place that’s now soft-open in Lincoln Park.
March Madness comes to mind. Mostly because you might want to watch some of that here. The TVs are kept to a tasteful number (two), the floors are polished concrete, the bar’s mirrored finishes clock in somewhere between Versailles and vintage disco ball, and the graffiti-style art really grounds the place.
The menu’s still in soft-launch mode, but they’re doing great things with ceviches, panini and tortillas topped with seared tuna and pineapple-mango guac.
That name references the stars of the Chicago flag, and those cocktails reference everything in the city. Read: the Loop Manhattan, the Little Italy Negroni and the Viagra Triangle Martini. But we all know you’re here for the Capone, which involves rye served with a pistol-shaped ice cube.
Tommy gun ice would’ve been pushing it.