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The Whistler’s New Bar Opens With Live Music and 56 Taps

Look inside Sleeping Village in Avondale

Sleeping Village is finally open in Avondale.
Barry Brecheisen
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Fifty-six taps for draft beer and cider will attempt to quench the thirsts of patrons at Sleeping Village in Avondale. The bar, from the owners of Logan Square’s The Whistler cocktail bar, opened Wednesday morning. During the day it’ll serve Dark Matter Coffee and offer WiFi to cater to laptoppers. The space morphs into more of a bar at night and features a stage for live music and a dance floor where a DJ can help ignite the action.

Ownership converted a 8,000-square-foot cabinet store into a massive beer bar with room for 175 inside. A patio, which will stay open in the winter, features picnic tables and has room for 150. There’s no kitchen, but Sleeping Village does serve a few baked goods during the daytime.

Beer lovers can expect local brews, as wells as imported Belgiums and French selections. Ownership has been working on the bar since 2016 when news first surfaced.

Look through the photos below. After a decade of serving Logan Square at The Whistler, ownership has a new baby. Sleeping Village is now open.

Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Avenue, open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday.

There’s plenty of blue leather stools and booths.
The space comes with a minimalist style.
Ownership wants the bar to be a neighborhood gathering spot.
Check out the draft list that includes local and domestic options.
There’s plenty of sunlight for coffee drinkers during the day.
There’s room for 175 inside.
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A shot of the bar.
More seating options inside.
There are 56 taps for beer and cider.
Deliciousness comes from these taps.
A smattering of beer and cider options.
While there’s no kitchen, they’ll serve a variety of snacks.
There’s a stage and dance floor.
An empty stage with a drum kit.
A drum kit and acoustic guitar on stage.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago
The lighting and sound system are state of the art.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago
The patio will stay open during the winter.
There’s room for 150 outside.
It’s finally awake after two years.

Sleeping Village

3734 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 654-3971 Visit Website