Located at 14th Street and Michigan Avenue in the heart of South Loop, Square One is now open. The new neighborhood-driven bar will echo a sense of community for locals and will serve as an ideal place for a craft beer, a finely tuned cocktail, or one of many fine wines. Food accompaniments such as specialty meats and cheese will be interactive and creative.
Designed by owner Ron Vaisman, Square One’s design is warm and eclectic with a modern feel. The counter-chic space features local wood reclaimed floors, 30-foot high ceilings, chalkboard walls, and reclaimed wine barrel chandeliers. The 23-foot cement bar includes seating for 24 on adjustable machinist stools and features a meat and cheese station on one end. Reminiscent of an old school drive-in, a 12-foot projector will play black and white movies over the bar. An area called “the living room,” is outfitted with a u-shaped couch, slate fireplace and TV, and can be reserved for private parties. Square One offers seating for about 60 people inside and patio seating in directors’ chairs for 30 outside on 14th Street.
Address: 14th Street & Michigan Avenue