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Bar DeVille Is Closing At The End Of This Month, But It's Not Gone For Good

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jul 11, 2017 3:32PM

Photo via Facebook.

One of the founders of the new generation of craft cocktail bars is closing (sort of; read more below) at the end of July. After a nine-year run, Bar DeVille will shut down.

Brad Bolt, managing partner at Bar Deville, announced the closing on Facebook.

It’s the end, and the beginning, of an era for all of us at Bar DeVille. We will be serving up our final round of cocktails on Saturday, July 29, following an epic nine year run. BUT WAIT, plans for Bar DeVille to re-open at a new location are underway....We like to think that our corner bar offering serious cocktails in a casual, neighborhood setting was the first of its kind in Chicago and that the core of what makes Bar DeVille special remains.

In a statement from Heisler Hospitality, the group described how Bar DeVille provided the blueprint for their run of successful properties: "Heisler Hospitality drew from the DeVille blueprint to inspire Queen Mary’s small but quality food program, Estereo’s all-day bar vibe and Sportsman’s Club backyard patio." Heisler also owns Lone Wolf, Revel Room, Bad Hunter, Trench and more. Bar DeVille always felt sort of like The Violet Hour's rebellious younger brother; just as talented, but a little less stuffy, with a little more attitude and a little less grace.

So wait, it's closing but not closing? The last day in the current location is July 29, and they are moving to a new spot. In fact, they might already have the new spot picked out. According to Bolt, "We’re actively working on breaking ground at a new location that will allow us to move in different directions and create new experiences." Does "breaking ground" mean literally breaking ground, or are they still searching for the new location? They're not saying yet.