I was walking up Milwaukee Ave. after work today and noticed a new bar; lo and behold, it turns out the Lava Lounge has relocated to 1270 N. Milwaukee since closing at it's old Damen location last year. I peeked in, and it's pretty slick looking, not like the dingy Lava I remember.
p.s. I'm too lazy to get my Thermals pics up right now; I've got the final season of Six Feet Under to make it through first (the last episode found the Fisher's partying for Nate's 40th birthday to the sounds of the Arcade Fire). I'll get them up with a review this weekend.