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Opening Alert: Inside Heating & Cooling, Wrigleyville's Den of Rock, Pizza and Beer

Wrigleyville will rock beginning tonight.

Like many Chicagoans, Adolfo Garcia has seen the lack of diversity in the Wrigleyville bar and restaurant scene—and he's trying to do something about it. With Heating & Cooling, his rock and roll-themed pizza pub opening tonight on Clark, Garcia, who lives in the neighborhood, isn't bringing another sports bar to the strip near Wrigley Field; he's opening a dark den of live rock music, canned beer, and pizza.

Garcia (Pearl Tavern, Son of a Butcher), a self-proclaimed rock and roll geek, turned around the former Flaco's Tacos space in a flash, transforming it into a two-floor homage to past rock greats and cafe racers, a place for up-and-coming musicians to play, and beer and pizza. The first floor has a long bar, and a stage next to a pizza window. Upstairs is more loungey, with inclusive couch seating, another bar, New Orleans-esque balconies and a floor cut-out to survey the scene and watch the bands below.

While many of the sports bar near the field are almost entirely dependent on the Cubs and baseball season, Heating & Cooling could become a year-round destination in the neighborhood. Read the food and drink menus here; it opens to the public tonight at 9 p.m.

Heating & Cooling

3530 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 789-8864

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