Our days of catching warm breezes over cocktails are numbered, people. And if you haven’t checked out the gorgeous outdoor digs at new Hyde Park music-venue-meets-restaurant The Promontory yet, well, this is the weekend to do it.
Named for the nearby scenic peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan, The Promontory is a little bit of everything. On the music front, you can expect a mix of jazz, soul and indie rock acts (like Grammy-nominated Syl Johnson and iconic metal band Torche), and there’s dancing to DJ sets on the weekends, which typically starts at 5 p.m.
But even on non-concert nights, the sprawling, lushly planted patio is a great place to soak in the neighborhood’s mellow vibe over drinks and dinner. The food is hearty and ambitious--think smoky Kentucky burgoo with house-made rabbit sausage ($24) and rich, tender veal osso bucco with black-truffle fried rice balls ($25)--and there's plenty of space to spread out.
Stop by tomorrow night at 9 for smooth R&B by live act TheWayWeWere (tickets $10)...followed by one or two Summer Vesper cocktails (gin, vodka and Lillet rosé, $10).
The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West; 312-801-2100 or promontorychicago.com