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Here’s What a Beard-Winning Chef Serves at Schubas’ New Restaurant

Tied House officially debuts tonight on Southport and Belmont

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Milk-braised pork
Barry Breicheisen
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Schubas Tavern has entertained music fans in Lakeview for three decades, and today the venue launches into a new era with the opening of Tied House, the owners’ new restaurant next door. It’s a dazzling display of modern architecture with historic nods to Chicago’s beer industry. There’s also a courtyard that separates the restaurant from Schubas with a giant outdoor fireplace designed by Chicago firm Gensler.

While Schubas has its own food menu full of dependable pub fare, Tied House has a menu from a James Beard Award-winning chef. Schubas’ old restaurant, Harmony Grill, sported a family-friendly menu that didn’t take too many risks. Crews demolished Harmony to build Tied House, allowing chef Debbie Gold to create a more-refined menu (see below). Lakeview doesn’t offer an abundance of fine dining, so Gold is happy to fill that void. However, she’s mindful of staying approachable. She’s also making house-made ice cream.

Tied House’s second floor.
Barry Breichesen

The cocktail program features signature drinks, and there’s plenty of beer from Chicago’s best brewers. Customers will still be able to saddle up at the first-floor bar and grab a cheap beer. They might also find Schiltz. The 115-year-old building was once tied to only serving Schilitz beer, so it’s a nice wink. Former Swift and Sons sommelier Meredith Rush is Tied House’s beverage director.

Tied House’s owners want to give Schubas’ show-goers a place to pre- or postgame and the second floor’s devoted to private events. Audiotree, the owners of Schubas and Lincoln Hall also want to create a dining destination for locals and those outside of Lakeview.

Take a look at the menus below. Tied House officially opens to the pubic tonight.

Tied House, 3157 N. Southport Avenue, (773) 697-4632, open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Schubas Tavern

3159 North Southport Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 525-2508 Visit Website

Tied House

3157 North Southport Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 525-2508 Visit Website