Park & Field, the unique Logan Square sports bar featuring food from a former Luxbar chef, will open tonight (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. Owner Dave Nalezny confirmed the news, as securing City Hall permits delayed the opening by a few days. The opening comes before Park & Field’s New Year’s Eve party which is sold out for Saturday.
Nalezny’s wife, Kitty Izzo, is an event planner and worked on creating a vintage feel. She scoured the Internet looking for furniture and other trinkets to give Park & Field the feeling of a 1950s social club. Items like a pommel horse, black and white photos and exposed brick provide a feel not only unique to Logan Square, but to Chicago. There aren’t a glut of sports bars in the neighborhood, as Logan Square’s known more for its music and arts communities. Park & Field hopes to fill that void, giving locals a place to cheer for their teams.
The spot should have a different feel when temperatures rise. Two garage doors should provide a nice breeze during the summer. There’s also that bocce court on the patio. Colder months offer fire pits where visitors can roast marshmallows.
Nalezny’s brother, Dan, rounds out the trio in charge, and they’re eager to open up their doors. Experience Park & Field tonight when the space debuts to the general public.
Park & Field, 3509 W. Fullerton Ave., open 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday through Friday; 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday on Sunday.