Behind the scenes: Building the NEW Lady Gregory Old Town bar

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Commercial bar restaurant builders

Take a look behind the scenes with Chicago Bar Shop bar builders, and check out what we’re working on right now. Currently in the shop is a large project for the new Lady Gregory’s bar which will be located on Wells St. in Chicago’s trendy Old Town neighborhood. The bar is scheduled to open late spring 2017, and this bar is … Read More

Perfect Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Zach DeckerUncategorized

If you’re looking to send someone special flowers this Valentine’s Day but don’t want to break the bank, you’re not alone. Just like most people, we started looking for this year’s gifts after realizing somehow it was already February. After doing some research (you’re welcome, America) we made some discoveries about those cliche gifts you might be considering buying for … Read More

Professional Bar Designers vs General Interior Designers

Candace ZyndaArticles, Bar & Restaurant Builders, Behind the scenes, Commercial Construction

A true master of his craft, the Professional Bar Designer or Bar Builder can transform an ordinary space into a magnetic gathering place. Professional bar designers will create a place that people are instinctively drawn into because of it’s charm, ambiance, comfort, or for reasons that resonate deep within that are otherwise difficult to explain. But what is a “Professional Bar Designer” versus a … Read More

Intel Solutions Brief featuring Chicago Bar Shop

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The future of the hospitality industry is smart and connected. Internet of Things (IoT) technology- is changing the way restaurants and bars exist today. Check out this Intel Solutions Brief featuring Chicago Bar Shop: Next-Generation Restaurants and Bars: Smart and Connected     You may also be interested: Hospitality and technology solutions for restaurants and bars  

Behind the scenes: Building loft storage

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building loft storage at millshop chicago

Current project: building some much needed loft storage space at the millshop. “Sometimes when building out isn’t an option… building UP is a good solution.” Considering how busy things have been since the opening of the Chicago Bar Shop store on Armitage Ave (new Lincoln Park location)- additional storage space became something more than a wish list item for the millshop. … Read More

Cocktail Glasses: How glassware creates the perfect drinking experience

Louise McLoughlinArticles, Bar Talk, Classic Cocktails, Cocktail History

Cocktail Glassware matters

In the world of bar frequentation there are few things more disappointing than ordering a cocktail, only to have it presented to you in the wrong glass. To many, the disappointment may seem irrational – does the glassware really make that much of a difference to the taste and experience of the drink? Or to put it more concisely: is … Read More

Copper Mug Varieties & How to Clean and Care for Yours

Louise McLoughlinArticles, Bar Talk

Different kinds of copper mugs: Copper mugs are stylish, functional, steeped in history, and getting more popular by the day. But, before you become the proud owner of one (or six!) there are a few things to think about before you buy. Copper mugs come in lots of varieties. The most popular and well-known styles of copper mug are: Solid … Read More