Get ready for multiple new spots from the people behind 2017 Eater Award-winning hotspot Beatnik — including one right next door. The first new project from Bonhomme Hospitality Group to become public is a wine bar and restaurant in the former Byline Bank at 1600 W. Chicago Avenue, adjacent to the Bohemian-inspired cocktail bar and eatery, Block Club reports.
Bonhomme managing partner Dani Alonso says the group has a “busy year ahead,” as they also have new spots coming to Wicker Park and the Loop. He hopes to open those as soon as spring 2019, but he’s not ready to divulge further details yet, so stay tuned.
The name, inspiration, and specific food program for the 2,000-square-foot wine bar and restaurant at Chicago and Ashland avenues hasn’t been revealed yet. What is known is that it will have an outdoor garden in the rear and that it could also open as soon as spring 2019.
Alonso’s previous spots — Fulton Market Kitchen, Beatnik, Black Bull, Bordel, Disco, Beatnik on the River — share unique detail-oriented interior design, standout chef-driven food and cocktail programs, and sophisticated lounge aspects. Most are inspired by specific moments in time and cultural and artistic movements that are realized with originality and without becoming caricatures.
It’ll be interesting to see how this new spot on Chicago Avenue and the others integrate Alonso and the group’s creativity. Stay tuned for more details when they become available.