2Bears Tavern Groupwhich owns and operates Andersonville's The SoFo Tap and Meeting House Tavern as well as Rogers Park's Jackhammerwill open 2Bears Tavern Uptown on Thursday, March 10, at 5 p.m., in the former Nick's on Wilson space at 1140 W. Wilson Ave.
Located on the first floor of the FLATS' "Bachelor" residential building, this LGBTQIA+ tavern will boast free pinball, video games and darts; seven TVs; cocktails, CBD beverages and eight rotating drafts; be dog-friendly and have a late-night tavern license.
After owners Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan opened Meeting House Tavern in the South of Foster (SoFo) section of Andersonville in summer 2018 and acquired the nearly shuttered Jackhammer in the fall of the same year, they turned their sights toward the Wilson/Broadway area of Uptown for their next tavern. "This area is booming," said Robertson, president of 2Bears Tavern Group, in a press release. "With a first-rate CTA station, Truman College, and more than 1,000 residential units coming to the area in the next 1824 months, it is a great place for a neighborhood LGBTQIA+ tavern."
The area has already seen several new retail and entertainment projects, including the Baton Lounge, Double Door and Chicago Marketa cooperative groceryjoining great retail and dining options along Wilson Avenue.
As with all 2Bears Tavern Group locations, 2Bears Tavern Uptown will feature every day and daily specials, house shots and classic cocktails, with a focus on value. The venue is a dog-friendly bar; also, customers are welcome to bring in food or order in for delivery.
2Bears Tavern Uptown will be open 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday; 2 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday.