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The Arrow Points to Compass Bar's Opening Day

Photo: Marc Much

The quick turnaround of the former Tommy Knuckles space is complete, as Compass Bar will serve its wood-fired pizzas and massive beer selection beginning later today. Much of the prior buildout remains in place, including large arched front windows, the long bar, and the expansive front patio that will open in the spring. Ownership (Boka, Bridge House Tavern) replaced the booths with a long banquette and installed a tin ceiling.

The beer selection is the star of the show; 180 suds options are available. The food menu focuses on pizza baked in a rear wood-burning oven, in addition to bar food such as calamari and burgers. Weekend brunch service begins Saturday; Compass Bar opens today at 4 p.m.
· Tommy Knuckles to Become Compass Bar in February [-ECHI-]
· Compass Bar [Official Site]
· Take a Look at Tommy Knuckles, Now Open [-ECHI-]

Compass Bar

433 W. Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL