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Wrestling-Themed Squared Circle Up for Sale; Drumbar's New Cocktail Menu; More

Plus, stolen artwork at Carmichael's; The Barrelhouse Flat hosting mixologist authors.

The Squared Circle
The Squared Circle

LINCOLN PARK—The Squared Circle is up for sale scant weeks after owner and professional wrestler Lisa Marie Varon announced her exit and desire to move to California. Despite this, her husband Lee Varon is stating that she is "likely" to remain the owner and indicates that another Squared Circle is close to opening in a "major" city nearby. For now, the restaurant, which is due to host a big Wrestlemania party on March 29, is up for sale for $875,000. [Tribune]

GOLD COAST—Though head bartender Alex Renshaw is close to leaving Drumbar to concentrate on his beverage consulting company, he leaves behind a new cocktail menu created with input from fellow team members Whitney Morrow, Gary Matthews and Marko Tomovic (the trio will run things after his exit). All told, 15 new cocktails have been added (details on each can be viewed in the menu below) and cost $13 each. Meanwhile, Renshaw's consulting work at the forthcoming Presidio will be on display to the public on Thursday. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOPIn the lead up to the closing of Carmichael's on March 20, a thief recently made off with a pricey piece of art work from a bathroom stall. Though the restaurant is planning on auctioning off items inside the restaurant on March 25, this piece was earmarked for the owner. Apartments are due to be built in the restaurant's place. [Fox 32]

LINCOLN PARKThe Barrelhouse Flat will host the authors of Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails next Monday, March 9 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The bar and the book have been credited with helping to bring modern cocktail culture to critical mass and now you can grab a ticket for an up close look into what makes both unique. [EaterWire]

The Barrelhouse Flat

2624 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 773 857 0421

The Squared Circle

2418 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 904-8170 Visit Website

Carmichael's Chicago Steak House

1052 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 433-0025 Visit Website


1749 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647


201 East Delaware Place, , IL 60611 (312) 933-4805 Visit Website