The owners of Schubas Tavern, Lakeview’s venerable music venue, are breaking up their kitchen. After 19 years, they’re closing their attached restaurant, Harmony Grill, on Sunday. They’ll replace Harmony with a new restaurant called Tied House, according to a Facebook post.
Tied House is an expansion, as Schubas will build on their narrow area used for parking spaces that neighbors the restaurant to the south. Expect craft beer and cocktails and a simple menu with local ingredients.
There’s no timetable for when construction will finish or when the Tied House could open, as Schubas’ management wasn’t immediately reached. Schubas and Harmony Grill stand inside a 114-year-old building that originally housed a Schlitz taproom. The taproom was tied to the Schlitz brewery, hence the name for the new restaurant.
Harmony’s menu features a solid and affordable selection of elevated American bar selections and comfort food. The restaurant was ahead of its time as venue spaces including the Davis Theater in Lincoln Square (Carbon Arc) and Second City in Old Town (1959 Kitchen & Bar) have recently added bar/restaurant space to attract more customers and keep them around before and/or after shows. Even Thalia Hall/Dusek’s have enjoyed this formula in Pilsen.
Weekend brunch at Harmony often featured family-friendly musical performances. Whatever Tied House entails, lets hope the next iteration of brunch keeps the theatrics. TimeOut Chicago first reported the news.