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Inside Lincoln Park’s New Hidden Cocktail Haven Near DePaul

Love Street, from the owners of Victor Bar, is now open

A bar with black walls, vintage gold mirrors and light fixtures, plus pink stools.
Love Street is now open in Lincoln Park.
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After introducing North Center to their Paris-style cocktail lounge three years ago, the owners of Victor Bar have opened a second bar. Love Street opened earlier this week in Lincoln Park on a quiet tree-lined street. The Fehr brothers hope to stand out in an area more known for its college and sports bars near DePaul University’s main campus.

Victor Bar was a sleeper hit when it debuted in 2016, a bar that earned a reputation as a relaxed neighborhood spot for dates and catching up with friends. Cocktails are central to Love Street’s atmosphere with a menu that mixes classics and new drinks. It serves both traditional Old Fashioneds and the trendier mezcal version. There’s more than 20 signature drinks on the menu. Beer drinkers will have a selection of local breweries including Maplewood, Cruz Blanca, and Begyle. There’s also wine by the glass or bottle. There’s no food.

The name comes from a Doors song, and the bar’s logo brings a little bit of the band’s psychedelic energy. Other than that, the owners made it a point not to leave any band Easter Eggs in the decor. Take a look at the drink list and the space below. Love Street is now open.

Love Street, 1325 W. Wrightwood, open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly.


A bar storefront with hanging planters.
Love Street opened earlier this week.
A view of a bar, straight to the back with pink bar stools, vintage gold light fixtures and liquor stacked on the left.
The bar may have gotten its name from a Doors song, but there are no more band references.
A black bar with glass top, pink stools with vintage lights and mirrors.
The interiors are sleek, classy, and devoid of TVs.
A dimly lit bar with pink stools, gold-framed mirrors.
The vibe is low key with a restored tin ceiling.
A pink booth with pink leather Victorian style chairs and a back mirror that shows the front of the bar.
The coveted back booth for large groups.
High ball class willed with a pink cocktail with a berry and mint leaf garnish.
Kentucky Bramble
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A cocktail served in a margarita glass with white foam.
Clover Club
A drink in a glass with a large block of ice.
Old Fashioned
A tall green drink with green leafy garnish

Love Street

1325 West Wrightwood Avenue, , IL 60614