The Betty, set to open tomorrow in Fulton Market, is ready to bring a throwback tavern concept to the former Lumen space. Sitting next door to The Publican, the newest project from Footman Hospitality feels a bit like a time capsule of the swinging days of yesteryear. You can look over the entire space in our slideshow above.
Like the recent openings of The Duck Inn and Formento's nearby (is this part of a new trend?), The Betty pursues a design that feels uniquely old school Chicago tavern. From the bar stools to the dark wood throughout to classic vinyl albums stacked inside of bookcases, guests should perceive a sense of history, despite it all being brand new.
Throughout the room, there are several uniquely designed seating set ups: small square tables for two with mood lighting stakes out one spot; a group of big comfy chairs in another; a long and winding bar that curves at the end; the overly long, distressed red leather couch in front of the bookcases.
And, though it is filled with tables and chairs, the center of the room looks like it would make for a dance area, as images of the twist dance contest in Pulp Fiction comes to mind.
You've already seen the menu by Rachel Dow (former executive sous chef at avec), who heads up the kitchen (Peter Vestinos is behind the beverage program), today look over The Betty's interior.