Well, after 2 months of rescheduling shows, it looks like the Bottom Lounge has finally made its resurgence. I'm interested to see how successful the new space is. Out of laziness, here is the press release:
THE NEW BOTTOM LOUNGE NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS. MODCHICAGO 'OUR WAY OF THINKING 7' KICKS OFF OPENING WEEKEND: FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH AND SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH
Alas! Our ship has come to shore, we SWEAR it! Seeing IS believing, so head on over to have a look for yourselves- the new Bottom Lounge restaurant and music room is officially open for business. Great things await including tasty eats and drinks, a second floor deck overlooking Chicago’s skyline, the Volcano Room Tiki Lounge, top-notch staff and hospitality, and the best new music venue in town. With this opening, Chicago sees an important new contender on the Chicago entertainment and dining scene.
Bottom Lounge will host ‘Our Way of Thinking 7’, a 3-day scooter rally sponsored by ModChicago. Events begin at Delilah’s (2771 N. Lincoln Ave) on Thursday, June 5th (9pm-2am) and continue at Bottom Lounge on Friday, June 6th (9pm-2am) and Saturday, June 7th (9pm-3am) as part of the official Bottom Lounge opening which will include international DJ’s spinning the best of mod, soul, garage, freakbeat, and funk classics.
June and July bookings include The Atlantic Divide and Panda Riot (June 12th), The Broken Letters and For All The Sweet Children (June 15th) and the funk-filled likeness of The Diplomats of Solid Sound (June 28th). Urge Overkill have been rescheduled for July 12 (all tickets purchased for 5-2 will be honored). Post punk-throwbacks Xiu Xiu will headline on September 3rd. Advance tickets go on sale Friday, 6-6-08 through bottomlounge.com
The new Bottom Lounge is tailored as a multi-tier dining and entertainment headquarters giving Chicago’s savviest a new, all-in-one destination to suit their needs: lunch and dinner served in a sleek loft space, a second-floor Tiki Lounge dubbed ‘The Volcano Room’, specializing in a wide assortment of tasty rums, a second-floor outdoor deck with spacious city views and — best of all — a state-of-the-art music room hosting the most legendary musical minds of our time.
Bottom Lounge evolved from the former rock club of the same name located at 3206 N. Wilton between 1991-2005 in Lakeview. After closing its doors to accommodate the City of Chicago’s planned expansion of the Belmont El stop, owners Brian Elmiger and Dan Miskowicz teamed up with new partner Mike Miller, owner of the famed punk rock bar Delilah’s to re-imagine a new Bottom Lounge that would bring together national touring bands, the best eats and drinks, and an iconic lounge setting and esthetic for Chicagoans of all tastes. Brian Peterson (talent buyer for the original location) continues to book the new Bottom Lounge music room.