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A Taquito and Bubbler Cocktail Bar Opens in Roscoe Village

Kite String Cantina is now open on Addison Street

Taquitos, cocktails, and more at Kite String Cantina
Kite String Cantina [Official Photo]

Roscoe Villagers get a new bar that focuses on a unique combination of taquitos and bubbler cocktails beginning tonight. Kite String Cantina, Footman Hospitality’s re-concept of the former Bangers & Lace at 1851 W. Addison Street, has its official unveiling today after the space had an eight-month slumber.

That space is now a little darker and more bar-like than its predecessor. A neon kite now hangs over the bar — a nod to the spot’s name that’s a nod to “the idea of the string that once connected the moon to the earth.” Take a peek inside below.

Inside Kite String Cantina
Kite String Cantina [Official Photo]

Its main draw should be the taquitos and cocktails. Chef Renee Ragin (Frontera Group, Local Foods) and staff execute a small menu of taquitos from an old-fashioned roller grill, and chips and dips. Barman Andrew Ragin runs the beverage program highlighted by four tropical cocktails from a bubbler machine. Also expect a few other cocktails, 20 draft beers and a cheap beer, and alfajore cookies. Check out the menu on the website.

Will Kite String Cantina bring crowds to the residential neighborhood west of Wrigley? Find out beginning tonight.

Kite String Cantina, 1851 W. Addison Street, open 3 p.m. until 2 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 3 p.m. until 3 a.m. on Saturday.

Kite String Cantina

1851 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613