One of the Loop’s more unique spaces has a new tenant as Club 77 debuted breakfast and lunch earlier this week. The narrow space beckons to the after-work crowd, just south of the Chicago River. Ownership has transformed the former Early Society space, 77 W. Wacker Drive, making it warm and modern, full of rich mahogany and leather seating.
The dinner menu will debut on September 9 with food from chef Pat Sheerin (City Mouse, Trencherman). The owners behind Roscoe Village’s French-Mediterranean restaurant, Le Sud, are trying to bring a neighborhood vibe to downtown. There’s also outdoor seating.
Owner Sandy Chen has lined the walls with personal photographs that capture spots throughout Chicago. Bookcases and shelves are stocked with trinkets procured from antique stores throughout the Midwest. The baby grand piano will provide music nearly every weekday. Management wants to book local musicians to entertain customers.
Walk through the space below. Club 77 won’t be fully open until September, but there will be activity in the space before Labor Day.