Logan Square's Two Way Lounge Is Getting Bought Out By Furious Spoon

By Mae Rice in Food on Jul 27, 2016 2:24PM

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Logan Square's Two Way Lounge (2928 W Fullerton Ave.) will close this summer, a bartender there told Chicagoist. The Two Way, one of the last remaining dive bars in Logan Square, is getting bought out by its next door neighbor, Logan Square's Furious Spoon, bartender Amanda McElroy said.

The sale is currently "in limbo," though, McElroy explained, because the buyer is on vacation in Greece. Hence its vague close date: it is due to close at either the end of July or the end of August.

Whenever the Two Way shuts down, though, one of the last vestiges of old Logan Square will be erased from that block. The Two Way opened in 1968, and though its history has been marred by at least one instance of horrendous violence, it's sad to see it go the way of late-night burrito joint El Charro (also replaced by Furious Spoon) and the Mega Mall (which will get demolished any day now to make way for Logan's Crossing). A few years from now, no one will remember a time when you could get a beer for under $5—or anything for under $5, really—in Logan Square. We're not ready.

We've reached out to Furious Spoon for more details, and we'll update this post when we hear back.