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NY’s Bounce Sporting Club Will Give Chicago Another Bar to Bro Down

Bottled Blonde and Concrete Cowboy have competition in River North’s former Parliament space

Parliament nightclub is closed for renovation.
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A flashy New York sports bar that offers bottle service and other clubby options is coming to Chicago, as Bounce Sporting Club should open at the end of October inside the former Parliament nightclub space at 324 W. Chicago Ave. The Chicago version should be similar to the Manhattan location which opened in 2011.

Parliament and its companion rooftop bar — The Kensington — closed in February after a four-year run. Parliament’s owners, BDG Hospitality, last year opened a club in Austin, Texas. They have another Chicago-related project to announce, but the news will be released later this week.

Over in New York, Bounce appears to be a polarizing spot that mixes burgers, wings, and brunch, with club fixtures not too different from Bottled Blonde or Concrete Cowboy, two imports (from Arizona and Texas) that have recently opened in Chicago.

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Bounce’s owners secured a $2.7 million loan to purchase the 9,000-square-foot building, according to a news release put out by Marcus & Millichap, the Miami-based firm that worked on securing the funding from Bounce. Chicago-based brokers Michael Weber and Ian Feinerman of @properties handled the sale of the real estates.

Andrew Hauptman, the owner of the Chicago Fire soccer team, and Roman Sanchez — who’s associated with River North clubs including Mercer One Thirteen, Moe’s Cantina, and John Barleycorn — were the former owners of the space. Despite being named on Bounce’s liquor application submitted to the city, a bar spokeswoman said that the two have no affiliation with Bounce.

Check out the rendering of Bounce Chicago below, and come back in the coming weeks for more information.

A rendering of Bounce Sporting Club Chicago
Courtesy of Marcus & Millichap