Other times, you just want some leather and candles. And a crisp IPA.
Whatever you’re into, Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery, a new two-story beer bar that’s now open in River North, is here to help. Have a slideshow and a menu.
Downstairs is a boisterous beer hall with 36 beers on tap, a bar made out of barrel staves and a menu full of beer-spiked food. There’s beer in the steamed mussels. There’s beer in the braised-cabbage-topped kielbasa. There’s beer jus being drizzled over confit pork shanks. Just... there’s beer.
Upstairs is a classier affair with a refurbished Brunswick art deco back bar salvaged from some guy’s garage. It’s been spit-shined back to its original glory and now it sits behind the zinc-topped main bar. Neat.
And while you’re up there looking at things, you may as well sip on a Saison de Lis from Perennial or a Bare Bear, a Finnish-style sahti served on nitro. You’ll be doing all of this in a lounge area with leather chairs and a candle-filled fireplace, by the way.
As one does.