Behind the scenes: El Tequilas Bar & Grill Chicago (photos)

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*More to be added shortly, check back soon!* This gorgeous, rich, dark wood bar is a perfect fit with the welcoming personalities and authentic flavors that make up El Tequilas. And, it’s all in the details at El Tequilas Bar and Grill- putting on the finishing touches in the new dining room. Like these custom, re-purposed 1800 bottles that were … Read More

Partner Spotlight: Green Grease

Candace ZyndaArticles, Behind the scenes, Partner Spotlight

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Chicago Bar Shop’s strategic partnerships and preferred vendors cover nearly every aspect of bar design and restaurant operations, including the removal, disposal, and recycling of used cooking oils. The popular question arises often with new restaurateurs and bar owners, “What do I do with my restaurant fryer’s used cooking oil?” The answer from us isn’t the typical “get an oil … Read More

Hospitality technology solutions for restaurants and bars

Candace ZyndaArticles, Bar & Restaurant Builders, Bar Talk, Behind the scenes, Hospitality Technology

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Technology is becoming an integral part of how restaurants and bars run daily business. The future of hospitality is connected and Internet of Things (IoT) Technology solutions are transforming restaurants and bars. This connection allows businesses to effectively communicate with their customers like never before, to and from internal departments, enable automatic orders with vendors, and even access essential vitals … Read More

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

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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

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

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