Lincoln Park’s new British-style soccer pub and upstairs cocktail bar, the Albion Manor and the Parlour at the Albion, debuted earlier in March in an intricately decorated bi-level space at at 1480 W. Webster Avenue, and its team hopes to ride the March Madness wave into a bustling spring and summer.
Helmed by co-owners and spouses Julia Shell and Jamie Hale, the venue neatly marries the energy and aesthetics of their other pubs — often-crowded footy bar A.J. Hudson’s Public House in Lakeview and colorful cocktail den the Dandy Crown in River West — into two 1,500-square-foot floors design to draw both sport fans and stylish cocktail enthusiasts to the edge of Chicago’s massive Lincoln Yards development, around the corner from Pequod’s Pizza.
Downstairs patrons can expect a full bar with 12 taps and 50 bottled and canned beers with tons of English and European imports alongside executive chef Mark Hill’s (A.J. Hudson’s) menu of modernized pub favorites, which includes curry fries, white pudding sliders with truffle aioli, and beer-battered fish and chips with crisp peas and jerk remoulade. Upstairs in the Parlour, beverage director Sarah Syman (Dandy Crown) offers nods to classic and contemporary cocktails, such as Corpse Reviver #1 (French brandy, pommeau, Italian vermouth) and the Night Market (dry gin, Batavia arrack, saffron, grenadine).
The space has a colorful history as multiple bars have come through in recent years (Harry’s Velvet Room, Webster’s Wine Bar, Distilled Chicago). Take a closer look around the Parlour in the photographs below.
The Albion Manor and The Parlour at the Albion, 1480 W. Webster Avenue, the Pub open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday; the Parlour open 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday.