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Thalia Hall's Tack Room Piano Lounge Starts Horsing Around on Friday

The casual space will feature a piano player leading guests in sing-alongs.

The folks behind Thalia Hall, Dusek's Board & Beer and Punch House are maximizing their landmark space in Pilsen for all its worth with the arrival of Tack Room, a punk rock version of a piano lounge/saloon in a former carriage house, opening Friday at 9:00 p.m.

The space, next to Dusek's, once held former proprietor John Dusek's horses more than a century ago. It will now hold revelers imbibing on cocktails from Dustin Drankiewicz and food from Michelin-starred chef Jared Wentworth. The horse motif is present in Tack Room's wallpaper, cowboy boot displays, wood tables, as well as other pieces of décor and architecture that are original.

With 40 seats total, Tack Room will feature live piano players (you can see the initial lineup of players here) initiating sing-alongs while folks sit on surrounding bar stools and sip on crushed-ice mint juleps and draught sherry cobblers (popular during the late 1800s). Tack Room's al fresco patio should be a pleasant respite from the group singing (if that's not your thing), with lantern candles illuminating the outdoor back porch.

Regular hours for the space are 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Thursdays through Saturdays. But keep an eye on social media as Tack Room will host private events that may require them to open later in the evening. For now, click through the photo slideshow above and read the opening menu below.


1227 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL