The $5 entry fee and the upstairs dance floor remain the same, as does the fact that they have two massive bars: one on the lower level and one on the upper. And same is that rule they have to make you wait (if the bar is busy) to go upstairs. New is the addition of a "shadow box", where women (or men) can go and shake their shadows and still be anonymous, but the whole rest of the downstairs bar can see on a few of the TV sets.
While the Alumni Club wasn't that specular, at least it had the reputation of their name to fall back onto. The club that strictly checked for two ID's had every newly 21-year-old and college graduate wanting in.
Now, the attractions are the drink and food specials. Monday nights you can get $1 domestic draft beer and Wednesday there are half-price drinks. Thursday they have $2 burgers.
So bottom line: cheap drinks and food during the week and a large, darkly light dance floor for those wanting to groove (or pick up). But Irish? Well, you make up your own mind.Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-2am. Thurs-Fri 11:30am-4am. Sat 11am-5am. Sun 3pm-2am. No valet parking.
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July 10, 2006
From journal Nothing Shy about Chi-town
April 11, 2006
From journal Long Windy Weekend in Chicago