It's the end of the line for Blokes & Birds, the British-inspired bar and eatery in Wrigleyville with the mustache on the facade. Management announced its shutter, which happened after service last night, via a statement:
To Our Dearest Friends,
Over the past five years our cohort of august birds, blokes, and revelers have made our corner of Lakeview a place of true community. A place where good food was paired with great cheer. Where good libation was matched with great warmth.
As any celebration must meet with a closing call, so too with heavy heart we’re announcing our last day. As of the fifteenth of June, Blokes and Birds will be closing our doors for the final time.
To those who have helped to make this place so special, we tip our hat to you in genuine gratitude. It’s been our pleasure to serve such fine people. And as the new guard ushers into 3343 North Clark Street in the coming weeks, we can confidently say that our fine guests will be left in able hands. We have been assured that the party will continue.
Our Glasses Raised High,
Blokes and Birds
Blokes & Birds opened in fall 2010 as a British-inspired bar and eatery serving an extensive beer list, English pub food staples, and cheffy takes on bar food including a foie gras burger and lobster risotto. It eventually added a karaoke lounge, sketch comedy, and other events.
Management says they're "stepping aside for a new concept by a different group" but it's currently unknown who and what that is. Stay tuned.